Community Wildfire Protection Plan Survey

July 20, 2022

Gold Hill, Sugarloaf, Four Mile and Sunshine Fire Districts are pleased to announce that the four districts are partnering together to produce a single, joint Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). The joint CWPP will allow us to define wildfire mitigation strategies and projects that span the four districts. This will also allow us to better compete for grants that are increasingly looking for larger, landscape scale mitigation projects.   

CWPPs are expansive documents that analyze wildfire risk on a landscape scale, while also identifying specific hazards on a community level. The CWPP is essential in determining the most effective measures fire districts and communities can take to best engage in wildfire risk reduction, and to ensure that our communities are as prepared as possible when wildfires occur.

Your voice is essential to crafting the best CWPP possible, and we are asking all residents who live in the four districts to participate in a brief survey, so that you can share your thoughts and ideas about wildfire risk, and how our fire departments and communities should address that risk.

Take the survey here!

Stay tuned for more news and events as our districts move forward on this project. We will be hosting town hall events, community meetings, and sharing news and information as our progress continues.

If you have any questions about this project, or additional comments that you would like to share, please email the CWPP team at CWPP2022@gmail.com

Thank you, and we look forward to working with you to keep our communities safe!



Our Organization

We are a combination agency with 30 rostered volunteers and a paid Fire Crew of full-time and seasonal firefighters. Together these dedicated members provided professional fire and medical response to our community, located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just west of Boulder, Colorado.

Our agency serves rural communities in a high-risk wildland urban interface. In our approximately 15 square miles we have a patchwork of public lands mixed with mining claims, historic homes and new residences, extending in a “shoestring” shape along the steep drainages of several mountain creeks.

Our department responds to roughly 100-150 emergencies per year. We are an all-hazard agency, responding to structure fires, wildland fires, medical calls, motor vehicle accidents, rescues and other incident types. We have four stations which house a total of seven emergency response vehicles: three engines, two water tenders, and two brush trucks.


Our Mission 

With the support of our neighboring fire departments and with the expertise brought by our committed, mostly volunteer roster, we fulfill our mission of protecting life, property and public lands.

Our robust wildland fire program has supported initial attack suppression activities in Boulder County and throughout the state, and our firefighters have participated in wildfire assignments in nearly all of the western United States, Georgia and Virginia.

In partnership with neighboring districts and other stakeholders, we engage in extensive wildfire mitigation and forest restoration projects and initiatives.

We constantly aim to improve in delivering the highest standard of service to our community, and we welcome feedback and input from our residents. Most importantly, as a volunteer agency, we need your support! Please consider volunteering or donating to our department.

 


Four Mile Fire Protection District is fully committed you providing accessible facilities, elements and channels of communication to all members of the public. As part of this commitment, Four Mile Fire Protection District has a policy of providing an accessible website compatible with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG 2.1) and commercial screen reading software. All features of the website are coded to allow individuals with vision and other impairments to understand and use the website to the same degree as someone without disabilities. We welcome feedback and can often resolve issues in a timely manner if they arise. If you need any special assistance or accommodations, please contact us.