Volunteer Fire Department of Big Elk

Lyons, CO   |  http://WWW.VFDOFBIGELK.ORG

Mission

AS VOLUNTEERS AND WITHIN THE CAPABILITIES OF OUR EQUIPMENT AND TRAINING, WE PLEDGE TO PROTECT THE PEOPLE OF THE BIG ELK COMMUNITY AREA FROM EMERGENCIES AND NATURAL DISASTERS, AND TO RENDER ASSISTANCE IN THE EVENT OF MEDICAL EMERGENCIES. BEYOND THE IMMEDIATE SAFETY OF OUR NEIGHBORS, WE ALSO STRIVE TO PROTECT THE FOREST WHICH SURROUNDS US AND THE HOMES IN WHICH WE LIVE.

Ruling year info

2000

Principal Officer

DIANE H BRIGGLE

Main address

42 Willow Dr

Lyons, CO 80540 United States

EIN

84-1516765

NTEE code info

Fire Prevention / Protection / Control (M24)

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This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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SOURCE: IRS Form 990

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Program 1

MANY DOLLARS WERE SPENT FOR STRUCTURE FIRS REPAIRING VEHICLES AND FIRE TRAINING. THERE ARE 9 STRUCTURE TRAINED VOLUNTEERS WITH 3 TAKING ADVANCED TRAINING. TONED FOR 4 STRUCTURE FIRES

Expenses
$18,747
Revenue
$0

REPAIR OF VEHICLES CAUSED EXPENSES TO INCREASE. THE DEPARTMENT CONTINUES TO TRAIN FOR WILDLAND FIRES WITH 11 VOLUNTEERS GOING OUT TO MEET THE CHALLENGES. THE COMMUNITY OF BIG ELK MEADOWS IS SURROUNDED BY U.S. FOREST AND BLM PROPERTIES. EVERY MONDAY, MAY TO NOVEMBER, VOLUNTEERS CHECK ALL CAMPFIRES THAT ARE UP IN AN UNREGULATED DISPERSED CAMPING AREA CALLED JOHNNY PARK. TOO MANY CAMPFIRES ARE LEFT WITH HOT EMBERS OR EVEN FLAMES WHICH THE VOLUNTEERS EXTINGUISH. THE GRANT RECEIVED (3889) WENT MORE TOWARD PPE AND FIRE FIGHTING TOOLS. 15 CAMPFIRES WERE EXTINGUISHED AND THE TEAMS WENT TO 7 WILDLAND FIRES WHICH INVOLVED FIGHTING FIRES OR HELPING TO EVACUATE MANY HOMES.

Expenses
$18,445
Revenue
$0

MEDICAL CALLS WAS THE THIRD AREA WITH EXPENSES MORE THAN NORMAL. TONES RECEIVED FOR MEDICAL EVENTS, AUTO/MOTORCYCLE ACCIDENTS, AND SEARCH AND RESCUE ACCOUNTED FOR 50% OF OUR CALLS. VOLUNTEERS TRAIN ONCE PER MONTH, BOTH MEDICAL AND FIRE PERSONNEL ARE INVITED TO BE PRESENT. THE DEPARTMENT HAS ONE PARAMEDIC, ONE EMT, ONE RETIRED TRIAGE NURSE AND THE OTHER VOLUNTEERS ARE TRAINED AS EMERGENCY MEDICAL RESPONDERS.

Expenses
$9,149
Revenue
$0

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