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Clear Creek Fire Authority

Alice Carmody

After moving to Colorado in 1993 and working at a title company, I pursued a career in real estate...

After moving to Colorado in 1993 and working at a title company, I pursued a career in real estate...

Mar 26 5 minutes read

Clear Creek Fire Authority (CCFA) is a consolidated fire protection and emergency service agency serving the municipalities of Empire, Georgetown, Idaho Springs and Silver Plume and the unincorporated lands of Clear Creek County, Colorado previously represented by the Clear Creek Emergency Services District (ESD).

CCFA’s fifty-five volunteers, sixteen full-time firefighters, four seasonal wildland firefighters, and one administrative personnel operate eight fire stations and on average respond to more than 1,400 emergencies throughout 360 square miles of Clear Creek County each year. Several years ago, the CCFA successfully implemented a hybrid volunteer/stipend program. The Authority’s extensive territory includes I-70 (Colorado’s primary east-west transportation corridor), Clear Creek (a world-class rafting river) and its tributaries, four 14,000-foot peaks, two ski areas, several hundred abandoned mines, residential and business districts that date to the 1860s, 7,000 residents, hundreds of thousands of visitors, and part of the state’s infamous wildland-urban interface.  

Our History

CCFA was organized on January 4, 1999, when the municipal fire departments in Empire, Georgetown, Idaho Springs, Silver Plume and the ESD fire departments of Dumont, St. Mary’s and York Gulch consolidated their resources and missions under a single intergovernmental agreement. This contract outlines the governance, funding and operation of the Authority. An eight-member Board of Directors governs the CCFA and each director is appointed by a municipality or the ESD.

Our Training

Our volunteers receive on-the-job training in addition to weekly courses and drills to prepare them for the variety of emergencies that occur each year. Firefighters are encouraged to attend courses offered outside CCFA. Most firefighters have medical training as EMT-paramedics, EMT-basics and first responders. Other specialized training enables CCFA firefighters to respond safely and professionally to structure and wild land fires, extrications, hazardous materials incidents, backcountry rescues, swift water rescues, ice rescues and investigations.

It is the mission of the Clear Creek Fire Authority to proudly honor the citizens, visitors and neighbors of the CCFA fire district by providing responsive, compassionate and effective services before, during and after an emergency to minimize the loss of life, property and environment.

Community wildland preparedness plan update

Please help us update the current 2008 CWPP. We are looking to better understand how the community views the current and future risks associated with wildland fire.

2024 Update to our Community Wildfire Protection Plan

Clear Creek Fire Authority is embarking on an update of the 2008 Community Wildfire Protection Plan (CWPP). We will use up-to-date information and fire modeling to assess local hazards and identify strategic investments to mitigate risk and promote preparedness. An updated CWPP will improve the ability of the Fire Protection District (FPD) to respond to wildfires and direct emergency operations, including evacuations.

Community Engagement in CWPP Development

Community engagement is a vital aspect of CWPP development and implementation. Please take this online questionnaire to share your insights and help us learn about your values, needs, and concerns related to wildfire risk and community preparedness.

The questionnaire is only intended for residents within the Clear Creek Fire Authority Fire Protection District and individuals who own businesses in the area. The map (right) shows the boundary of the Fire Protection District.

The questionnaire will take about 20 minutes to complete. Questions developed by the Wildfire Research Group ( were instrumental in conducting the survey. We welcome all adults in your household/ business to complete the survey. Your answers will be kept confidential, and insights we gather from your responses will be aggregated and not identifiable to a single individual.

Please contact Jeremy Jones at [email protected](External link) with questions and concerns regarding this questionnaire. You can take the survey online below, or print it at the link the the right and return it to Jeremy Jones at the address below.

681 CR 308
PO Box 507
Dumont, CO 80436

We thank you in advance for your participation. Click below to access survey:

Clear Creek Fire Authority

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