911 and Addresses
One thing that helps First Responders get to your home quickly is ensuring that when you call 911 your home phone number will give the dispatcher the correct info, to do this contact Century Link (or current carrier) and ask them to make sure that your number is associated with the correct house address and street/road name. Make sure that if your driveway or road has its own name that a proper sign is placed at its intersection with a main road, you can contact Routt County GIS or Road and Bridge for further questions on how to do this. If you have address numbers at the bottom of your drive/road and on your home, make sure they are at least 4 inches tall and of contrasting color to their background and mounted high enough to not be covered by snow banks.
The faster we can find your address on dark and stormy nights, the quicker we can get to you when you needs us!
Feel free to contact Chief Swinsick if you have any questions @ (970)879-6064
Annual Christmas Season Benefit Dinner
The Home Ranch Hosting the Annual Holiday Benefit Dinner for NRFPD
Once again The Home Ranch will be hosting its annual Christmas Season benefit for the North Routt Fire District. For many residents this is a "can't miss" event. As in the past, the event will be held on two different nights, December 17th and 18th 2015. Reservations are being taken at the Clark Store (front register). The staff at The Home Ranch provides an exceptional evening of appetizers, a wine/beer bar, and fine dinning. And of course it all takes place within the beautifully decorated Home Ranch.
Enjoy a wonderful holiday dinning experience as well as helping out your local fire/medical district. The cost is $150.00 per individual, same as last year. Sign up now!
Open Burning Permits
Now that Fall has arrived, the cooler temps have residents out cutting wood and getting ready for winter. Part of the process of cutting our trees for firewood(or jut clearing land) is alot of branches and debris are left behind and we all tend to pile it to help keep our property neat. To get rid of the piles most folks like to burn them, and to do that the State and local regulations require that you obtain a permit. This primarily is to help control the amount of smoke that tends to linger in the area if not done on a good dispersal day. You can obtain a permit at no cost from the District, simply call (970)879-6064 to request an appointment, appointments are scheduled for Thursday's and Fridays depending on the volume of requests, then Chief Swinsick will come review the piles and answer any questions the land owner may have and issue the permit if all of the requirements are met.
Go to this website for more information- http://co-routtcounty.civicplus.com/index.aspx?nid=164
District is awarded CO EIAF Grant
At the end of March this year the District learned that it was going to receive a 50/50 matching grant that was applied for to build a new Tactical Tender. Last week the contract was finalized with DOLA for the project. Chief Swinsick, Assistant Chief Andre are working with a few of the other volunteer FF's on finalizing specifications for the new truck. The truck will replace two of the Districts aging apparatus allowing the District more versatility with its fleet. The project should be completed by this time in 2016. Stay tuned for progress updates as they become available.