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Early Morning House Fire In Estes Park

On the morning of Tuesday, February 15, 2011 at 5:30 a.m. the Estes Valley Volunteer Fire Department received a page from dispatch to respond to a house fire at 245 Virginia Drive in Estes Park. The call was reporting a structure fire with heavy smoke and flames coming out of the second floor rear window of the home. All occupants were evacuated. The occupants were awake at the time and tried to put out the ...

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Fire Protection District Q & A De-Bunking The Myths

The proposed establishment of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide fire and rescue services to the entire Estes Valley will go to the voters this November. Each week until the election the Fire Services Initiative Committee will answer questions submitted by the residents of the Estes Valley. Questions are being grouped by subject. This week the questions involve the wide variety of inaccura ...

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Fire Protection District Q & A Fire Department Operations

The proposed establishment of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide fire and rescue services to the entire Estes Valley will go to the voters this November. Each week until the election, the Fire Services Initiative Committee will answer questions submitted by the residents of the Estes Valley. Questions are being grouped by subject. This week, the questions involve fire department operations ...

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Fire Protection District Q & A-More Taxes

The proposed establishment of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide fire and rescue services to the entire Estes Valley will go to the voters this November. Each week until the election the Fire Services Initiative Committee will answer questions submitted by the residents of the Estes Valley.  Questions are being grouped by subject.  This week the questions involve more questions on taxes. Q ...

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Fire Protection District Q & A General Costs And Fire Dept. Finance

The proposed establishment of the Estes Valley Fire Protection District to provide fire and rescue services to the entire Estes Valley will go to the voters this November. Each week until the election the Fire Services Initiative Committee will answer questions submitted by the residents of the Estes Valley. Questions are being grouped by subject. This week the questions involve the general costs of operati ...

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Charging For Fire Services, A Year Later

By Jacqueline Halburnt ~ Town Administrator In 2008, the town of Estes Park began charging County residents for fire services including structural fires, motor vehicle accidents and odor investigations. An option is given to county residents to pay a $130 subscription fee. If the fee isn’t paid, and an incident occurs, a bill will be sent for services rendered based upon equipment usage and total response h ...

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Police Report ~ Jan. 16

On December 29 at 10:42 p.m., police were called to 110 W. Elkhorn Ave. on the report that a man in the area had a concealed weapon. Upon arrival, officers found that the man had left the scene but they observed two juveniles who, as they watched officers arrive, fled on foot. Police caught up to the juveniles and upon checking identification, found the juveniles to be in possession of alcohol and a 19 yea ...

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Fire Report ~ Jan. 16

Chief officers and safety officers generally respond in their personal vehicles (POV). Firefighters generally respond to medical calls in their personal vehicles unless otherwise noted. Response in POVs allows for faster response by officers and medical personnel to assess the emergency and provide medical care. January 5 At 5:54 a.m. Fire medical personnel were paged to assist the Estes Park Ambulance. Tw ...

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