Meeting Notice: the regular Board of Directors Meeting has been rescheduled for July 31, 2024 at 6:00 p.m.

Small fire departments in Colorado foothills look to combine forces as threats grow

Hide Featured Image
true

BY ALAN GIONET
UPDATED ON: FEBRUARY 9, 2023 / 11:21 AM / CBS COLORADO

Three fire departments in Colorado's foothills are looking at combining forces as the demand for services and fire threats grow, while volunteers are harder to find.

"Combining into one district I think we can more effectively operate," said North Fork Fire Protection District Chief Curt Rogers.

Rogers' small department centered in Buffalo Creek in which he is the only paid employee, would combine with the slightly larger Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District based out of Morrison, and the Elk Creek Fire Protection District in Conifer, where about half of the members are paid.

The three districts have commissioned a study completed last year and a survey released last month. The survey found about seventy percent support for the idea.

Read the Full Story