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Parking Enforcement Begins On Memorial Day

The Estes Park Police Department will begin patrolling public parking areas for parking compliance beginning May 27. Public parking areas include free parking lots and on-street parking with all-day, three-hour and 30- minute time allowances. Motorists are encouraged to refer to parking lot signage for site-specific information and exceptions. Free maps identifying parking availability and time allowances a ...

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Home Fire Sprinklers Designed to Save Lives, Local Demonstration to Show How

More than 80 percent of all fire deaths occur in the home. Sprinklers and smoke alarms together cut your risk of dying in a home fire by 82% relative to having neither. Home fire sprinkler systems keep a fire small and reduce the amount of heat and smoke, giving people time to escape and in many cases they put the fire out completely. To help with understanding the benefits of having in-home fire sprinkler ...

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Mike Kearney – Newest Estes Valley Fire Protection District Board Member

By: Fire Chief Scott Dorman Kearney was appointed at the regular Fire Board meeting on March 24th and took the Oath of Office on Wednesday April 3rd. The Oath was given by newly elected Board President Frank Theis. The ceremony was held at the Dannels Fire Station and included Fire Chief Scott Dorman, Administrative Assistant and Board Secretary Suzanne Landkamer, Board members Jack Rumley, Doug Klink, and ...

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EPD Gets New License Plate Scanner Technology

By: Eric Rose Police Commander The Estes Park Police Department is now able to gather critical law enforcement information through a license plate reader (LPR). The LPR system detects license plates on parked and moving vehicles with cameras mounted to the roof of the police vehicle. Video is captured and compared to a regional law enforcement database, alerting officers to stolen vehicles and license plate ...

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Estes Valley Burn Ban Lifted

The open fire ban in place since December 3 for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District has been lifted. Fire chief Scott Dorman Lifted the ban on Friday, December 21, just after our area received up to 14 inches of snow. From Chief Dorman: In response to the recent snowfall reducing the level of risk of a wildland fire, I hereby lift the open burning ban. The change in open buring restrictions only affec ...

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EVFPD Welcomes New Fire Marshal Marc Robinson

Marc Robinson has joined the Estes Valley Fire Protection District (EVFPD) as our community’s new Fire Marshal. A Colorado native, Marc was most recently with the City of Thornton as a Senior Fire Protection Engineer. He has 15 years of experience in a variety of fire and life safety capacities including suppression, prevention and public education. “My family and I are excited to be joining this wonderful ...

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EVFPD Fire Chief Scott Dorman Issues Open Burning Ban

In addition to the open fire and smoking ban in effect on the east side of the Continental Divide within Rocky Mountain National Park, a fire ban is now in effect for the Estes Valley Fire Protection District and was issued from Fire Chief Scott Dorman on December 3, 2012. In response to the extreme fire danger in our area, the current level of fire activity with the Fern Lake Fire and the continuing drough ...

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Fire Restrictions Reduced, Caution Still Urged

By: Fire Chief Scott Dorman, Estes Valley Fire Protection District In response to the local weather and fuel conditions resulting in a reduced fire danger, fire restrictions are reduced to level 1. The following open burning/fires are still NOT allowed under level 1 restrictions: 1. Building, maintaining, attending or using fire for slash burning, campfire, recreational fires or educational fires. 2. Use of ...

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