Fire Danger Low
01-May-2016
Sky is the limit
RCFVD maintains an efficient Quick Medical Response Team. We coordinate our medical response with Poudre Valley EMS Ambulance, Thompson Valley EMS, and and Flight for Life Services like Airlink.
Structural Firefighting
Equipped with advanced CAFS and 10 Scott Air Packs RCFVD can provide resources for Structure and Vehicle Fires.
Wildland Attack
RCVFD maintains an NWCG certified Wildland Initial Attack Team. With over 30 certified firefighters, 10 vehicles and a variety of specialized tools, our volunteer fire department can access some of the most remote areas in our 100 square mile area.
  • 07 May
    Wildfire Preparedness Day 10:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    Join us at Station 1 for an Open House featuring special guests, food and fun!
    Review and learn some techniques on how to be best prepared for a Wildfire

  • 04 Sep
    Rist Canyon Mountain Festival 09:00 AM to 04:00 PM

    RCVFD's biggest fundraiser of the year. Join us for an all new lineup of mountain fun for the whole family!

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Save the Date! Sept 4, 2016
Mountains of Festival Fun!
Each year during Labor Day Weekend, residents and friends of the department gather together to put on our Mountain Festival.
Of the hundreds of people that visit, some come for the amazing food and the live entertainment. Some come for the live and silent fine art auction in the big top tent. Some come to shop the local arts and crafts on display in our vendor booths, to bid on various items in our Firehouse Silent Auction, or to get a great deal on some used books. Some come to see information about our fire department, to see the Larimer County Sheriff put on a K-9 demonstration, or to learn about the Wolf Sanctuary in our canyon. But everyone comes to have a great time!
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Mountains of Fun
5 Ways to Live Safely in Mountains
Fire Adapted Communities, Firewise, Ready Set Go - - What do all these things have in common
Regardless what you call it, living in the mountains means being prepared. Learn 5 things that just may save your life and give your house a fighting chance
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Be prepared
Be Involved in RCVFD
Rist Canyon is unique place to live and raise a family. Your ability to have a voice in our local fire department is unmatched in many parts of the country. Find out how to get involved
RCVFD is 100% staffed by volunteers. From the Board of Directors to the the Firefighters working on the front lines, each person is someone giving their time from our community. There are many ways to get involved- find out how
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Your community, your fire department
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photos by Mike McDonnell from PCFPD
photos by Mike McDonnell from PCFPD
Responding with Hope
photos by Mike McDonnell from PCFPD
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Carol Dollard Chief RCVFD
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