TFPD & FREMONT COUNTY IN STAGE TWO FIRE RESTRICTIONS!
The Tallahassee Fire Protection District ("TFPD") always follows and enforces any (and all) Fire Restrictions imposed by Fremont County.
Therefore, effective May 19, 2022, at noon, TFPD will be under STAGE TWO FIRE RESTRICTIONS until further notice.
EXTREME FIRE DANGER! Burning of any kind is not permitted during High Fire Danger Advisories such as this.
STAGE TWO PROHIBITED ACTIVITES include:
- All Stage One Prohibited Activities.
- Building, maintaining, attending or using a fire, campfire, coal or wood burning stove,
any type of charcoal or wood fueled cooking, or open fire of any type at any location.
- Off road use or parking of a motorized vehicle in an area which presents the possibility
of sparks or exhaust heat igniting surrounding flammable vegetation.
SEE: Vehicles Can Cause Wildfire
NO FIRES! NO BURNING OF ANY KIND! BE SAFE! BE AWARE!
Burning of trash is illegal by State Law and illegal at all times regardless of fire restrictions.
By State Law, it is illegal to burn anything in barrels (or burn barrels).
Please click HERE to view the complete Fremont County Ordinance and Fire Restriction Information.
Please click HERE to view the Fremont County Stage One Prohibited Activities which TFPD follows.
Please click HERE to view the Fremont County Stage Two Prohibited Activities which TFPD follows.
Please click HERE to view the complete Fremont County Fire Restrictions Chart.
HIGH PARK FIRE UPDATE
TO: TFPD Community (Dated: 05/20/2022)
We finally have some good news to report concerning the High Park Fire. Due to the continued great work by Firefighters, containment has increased to 89%. On Saturday, May 21, 2022, at 7:00 am, the fire is transitioning to a Type 4 Incident which means conditions or actions that caused the original incident do not persist and there is little to no probability of a cascading event.
Over the next 24 hours, the fire area is predicted to receive 3 to 6 inches of snow. Crews will continue to work to reduce hotspots and patrol contained sections looking for hotspots.
There was a flare up yesterday on the interior of the fire but crews were quickly able to reduce the smoke. Going forward, even when 100% perimeter containment is achieved, the interior of the fire will continue to smolder throughout the summer due to large stumps and heavy fuels. Rehabilitation work will begin as containment increases and threat from the fire diminishes.
All road closures and evacuations have been lifted for the High Park Fire.
THANK YOU TFPD First Responders. JOB WELL DONE!
Fire Danger, Current Condition Status, and other pertinent information is also posted on our Facebook Page.
Please remember that you must always contact the TFPD Fire Chief by calling (719) 275-3058 for permission for open burning. Obey all Fire Restrictions and Fire Bans.
WHAT'S NEW AT TFPD?
PLEASE NOTE: All REGULAR BOARD OF DIRECTORS MEETINGS will meet on the 2nd Monday of each month and
will return to in-person only until further notice.
Please click HERE for complete details.
Considering making a MONETARY DONATION to TFPD?
You now have the option to "Donate with PayPal" OR
"Donate with a Debit or Credit Card."
Please click HERE for additional information.
HELP US HELP YOU in an emergency situation! TFPD BOARD OF DIRECTORS launch the EMERGENCY MEDICAL INFORMATION PROGRAM! Please click HERE to find out how you can become a participant in this life-saving program.
IF WE CAN'T FIND YOU -- WE CAN'T HELP YOU! Please click HERE to order your REFLECTIVE ADDRESS SIGN today!
TFPD BOARD OF DIRECTORS / RECOGNITION COMMITTEE needs your help in honoring those individuals who have made a substantial impact on our organization! Please take a moment and click HERE for additional information.
TFPD PUBLIC AGENDA NOTICES for special and regular monthly Board of Directors Meetings are now published only to this website. Please click HERE for this important information.
In March, your TFPD VOLUNTEER FIRST RESPONDERS answered 8 Total Calls; bringing the YTD total to 34.
THANK YOU TFPD Volunteer First Responders!
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Serving Northwestern Fremont County, Colorado
The TFPD is located in the Rocky Mountains, in northwestern Fremont County, Colorado, and named for the Tallahassee Creek southeast of Waugh Mountain. The District encompasses 361 square miles. We respond in an area which includes Parkdale, County Road 11, State Highway 9 to Park County, and the U.S. Highway 50 corridor from the intersection with Highway 9 to Texas Creek. Most of this rugged land is sparsely inhabited and our population is concentrated in a handful of subdivisions, ranches and valleys. Approximately half of our fire protection area is either state or federal land. Our elevations range from 6,200 feet in the southeast to the 11,709-foot summit of Waugh Mountain.