The Inter-Canyon Fire Protection District provides an “all-hazards” emergency response to 52 square miles of Jefferson County, Colorado. Services provided by ICFPD include, but are not limited to; structural fire suppression, wildland firefighting, Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Life Support (ALS) Emergency Medical Services (EMS), technical rescue, hazardous materials response at the operational level, fire inspections, fire investigations, plan reviews, and fire prevention.
ICFPD is a combination fire and EMS special district, served by both volunteers and career staff. Volunteer firefighters, EMTs and paramedics respond to 450 emergency calls each year. The goals of the career staff include support of the volunteers and administrative duties.
Thirty volunteers and four career staff respond from five stations located strategically throughout the district. Our firefighters are trained and certified to meet State of Colorado Firefighter I and many are certified as State of Colorado Firefighter.
- Certification requires over 300 hours of volunteers’ time with continuous training each week to maintain and improve proficiency safety and service. Each of the five ICFPD fire stations is equipped with an engine and additional equipment throughout the district includes water tenders, ALS ambulances, rescue trucks and brush trucks for wildland fires. Due to terrain, limited access driveways and weather all of the ICFPD apparatus is 4×4 capable.
Few areas of ICFPD have fire hydrants so water must be carried into a fire by water tenders carrying 2000 gallons each. Our brush trucks carry 400 gallons of water and are “pump and roll” capable, allowing ICFPD firefighters to attack a wildfire while moving. The two ICFPD rescue trucks support operations at structure and vehicle fires, motor vehicle collisions and extrications, hazardous materials and rescue calls. The rescue trucks carry rope rescue gear, extrication tools, an air system for breathing tank refill, and emergency medical supplies.
Fire Protection Services
ICFPD’s fire protection services is staffed with over 40 firefighter’s responding out of five stations located strategically throughout the district. Our volunteer firefighters are trained and certified to meet State of Colorado Firefighter I and many are certified as State of Colorado Firefighter II. Certification requires over 300 hours of volunteers time with continuous training each week to maintain proficiency.
The five ICFPD fire stations are equipped with apparatus that respond to structure fires, vehicle fires, auto accidents, Wildland fires, rescues and numerous other medical and trauma calls each year.
In our current fleet we have five engines, three tenders, two rescues, two brush trucksand 3 advanced life support (ALS) ambulances. As we live in the foothills with extreme terrain and weather our entire fleet is 4×4 capable.
Our fire engines have 600 gallon tanks with a least 1200 gallons per minute (GPM) pumps. Two of our engines are Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) engines with the ability to "pump and roll" which are especially suited to road, driveway and off-road conditions across ICFPD.
The majority of our district is not equipped with hydrants or water cisterns we need tenders to transport water to the fire. Our tenders carry 2000 gallons of water along with a 4000 gallon portable pond.
Our brush trucks carry 400 gallons of water with a 150 gallon per minute (GPM) pump and are “pump and roll” capable. These extremely maneuverable trucks are capable of getting into the remote areas and difficult terrain in the Wildland Urban Interface.
Our two rescue trucks are able to support structure and vehicle fires, motor vehicle accidents and extrications, hazardous materials and rescue calls. They can also support mass casualty incidents and large Wildland fires. The rescue trucky carry rope rescue gear, extrication tools, an air system for breathing tank refill, and emergency medical supplies.