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90 Benchmark Road, Suite 101
P.O. Box 7980
Avon, Colorado 81620

 

Community

Overview

With abundant recreational opportunities, the natural beauty and activities associated with the Vail Valley attract many thousands of visitors to the valley each year.

Eagle River Fire takes pride in working with residents, visitors, and businesses to reduce the risks that lead to the loss of property or life. While we tend to have fun with many of our community events, the goal is always to help our community make responsible decisions that will improve their overall safety.

 

Services

  • ERFPD personnel maintain a high diversity of skill and ability because the geography and use of the Eagle River Valley presents a high diversity of risk and variety of emergencies.

    In addition to structural and wildland response, firefighters respond to transportation accidents, hazardous materials releases and spills and rescues that require a high degree of technical expertise.

Community Involvement
  • More than 20,000 individuals are injured each year because of preventable fires in the United States. While a big part of what we do at ERFPD is responding to emergency situations, we’re equally concerned with preventing those situations before they occur. Our staff and firefighters work as safety educators for the Eagle River Valley community to help minimize deaths and injuries.
  • Our community outreach efforts include wildfire mitigation and fuels reduction, creating home escape plans and car seat safety and installation for new parents among others.
  • But just because we take the subject seriously, it doesn't mean we can't have fun while teaching. You can learn more about staying safe at one of our many public events: Family Fun Fest, Camp 911, July 4th, and Fire Prevention Week.

 

Public Events
  • Resource Fair - WECMRD
    April 28, 2012

  • Freedom Park Family Fun Fest - June 9, 2012– Edwards

Family Fun Fest

Every June at Freedom Park, families meet for an all day event where kids and parents learn the importance of accident and fire prevention. Representatives from all County Emergency Services are there to teach you safety while having fun at the same time. There is no Fee for this event.

  • Camp 911 - July 11, 2012- Avon

Emergency service agencies from around Eagle County are providing a safety training camp for children ages 9 – 11. This one-day camp targets kids who are experimenting with new freedoms and decision-making skills. The goal is to educate them with fun camp style activities that are geared toward safety as they begin to venture out exploring their emerging independence. Activities will include water safety and rescue, 911 dispatch, swimming/lifesaving techniques, CPR and first aid, traffic and fire safety, and a self-defense/personal protection class. Lunch will be provided however; participants must bring swimsuit and towel, jacket or sweatshirt and sunscreen. Pre-registration is required and available at Avon Recreation Center. Please call 748-4060 for additional information. There is no fee for this camp.

July 3rd Fireworks in Avon
  • 4th of July Parade - Miniturn - July 1, 2012
    Avon– July 3, 2012
    Vail - July 4, 2012

  • Law Night Out
    August 7, 2012

  • October 7th – 13th, 2012 - Fire Prevention Week

Fire Prevention Week is an annual event and was established to commemorate the Great Chicago Fire of 1871 in which 250 people were killed, 100,000 people were left homeless, more than 17,400 structures were destroyed and more than 2,000 acres were burned. The fire began on October 8, but continued into and did most of its damage on October 9, 1871.

The theme for this year’s Fire Prevention Week will be launched in June 2009, which we will post as soon as it is released.

During this week, upon request, Eagle River Fire Protection District visits schools and has numerous schools visit any one of our stations.

For more information on Fire Prevention Week and to view the themes from past years please visit the National Fire Protection Agency Web site.

  • Fridays at Park Hyatt
    July 13, 2012
    July 20, 2012
    July 27, 2012
    August 3, 2012
    August 10, 2012
    August 17, 2012

  • Halloween - Minturn October 30, 2012