Grand County -Multi-Hazard Mitigation Plan
Grand Fire Protection District The District was originally established as the Granby Volunteer Fire Department in 1939. GFPD was formed in 1951 and provides service to an area comprising 152 square miles in Grand County. GFPD is staffed by volunteer and resident firefighters responding out of two stations operating twelve apparatus. GFPD has 26 firefighters and 5 administrative staff. GFPD is governed by an elected Board of Directors consisting of five people. GFPD has two stations: the headquarters fire station located at 60500 U.S. Highway 40 in Granby and the Red Dirt Fire Station at 85 County Road 5301 in Granby. GFPD also has a Resident Program that provides living accommodations in exchange for filling two 24-hour shifts per week, including two 8-hour station duty day shifts.
East Grand County Fire Protection District # 4 is a Fire Protection Special District organized under Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes funded by property tax dollars. The governing body of the East Grand Fire District consists of a Board of 5 Directors elected by the District's registered voters and property owners. EGFPD serves a 208 square mile area including the municipalities of Fraser and Winter Park, unincorporated portions of Grand County and part of the Sulphur Ranger District of the Arapaho/Roosevelt National Forest. Within our District is unincorporated Tabernash, Winter Park Resort, Snow Mountain YMCA, Devil’s Thumb Ranch and Resort, and Young Life Crooked Creek Ranch. The Fire District was formed in 1969 by the consolidation of the Tabernash, Fraser, and Hideaway Park Volunteer Fire Departments. In 2019 we celebrated our 50th Anniversary. As of 2020, we serve an estimated 5,500 full time residents and approximately 20,000 visitors and part time residents at peak periods. The District provides Structural and Wildland Firefighting, Technical Rescue, and Hazardous Material response. Our Firefighters also assist Grand County EMS as requested. We have 40 Firefighters and Officers responding from 3 Stations, East Grand Headquarters, Station 2 in Tabernash, and Red Dirt Station near the Snow Mountain YMCA that is shared with Grand Fire District. In 2019 there were 399 calls for service. The Fire Marshal’s Office provides preventive services such as fire safety/code inspections of both residential and commercial properties, technical plan reviews, wildfire defensible space inspections, and fire and environmental safety education. The District participates in Grand County Mutual/Automatic Aid with the other 4 County Fire Districts and in the Mountain Area Mutual Aid. This includes agencies along I-70 and in the Northwest Region, as well as providing closest forces response to Federal wildfires.
Grand Lake Fire Protection District
The GLFPD is a small combination fire and rescue agency serving the greater Grand Lake area from County Road 4 North to Rocky Mountain National Park. It was formed in 1952 following a devastating fire at the Pine Cone Restaurant. As of 2005 GLFPD has employed staff members in support of 22 volunteer firefighters. The Fire Chief focuses on administrative duties while the Captain focuses on operational duties. A Lieutenant and Technician support the Captain and assist with public education, apparatus and facilities maintenance, and emergency response. The firehouse is staffed seven days a week by five full-time and two part-time staff. Volunteers average 260 training hours per year. GLFPD is comprised of three stations and twelve apparatus, including two boats and two snowmobiles. GLFPD also offers a Resident Program, providing living accommodations in exchange for apparatus and station maintenance, two 10- hour day shift duty per week, etc. (www.grandlakefire.org)
Hot Sulphur Springs/Parshall Fire Protection District The Hot Sulphur Springs/Parshall Fire Protection District (HSSPFPD) is located in the southcentral portion of Grand County. It serves the towns of Hot Sulphur Springs and Parshall. The District’s CWPP covers a broader planning area that also includes the northern portion of Copper Creek Subdivision, Aspen Canyon Ranch, Valentine, and the southern portion of the Copper Creek Estates. Since the previous Plan update, the entire Williams Fork Valley, including the Henderson Mill, was added to this District.
Kremmling Fire Protection District The Kremmling Fire Protection District (Kremmling FPD) is located on Eagle Avenue. There are roughly 15 firefighters in the Kremmling Fire Department at any given time, and the Department is recruiting.