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​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Welcome to the Timberline Fire Protection District (TFPD) 

Serving Boulder and Gilpin Counties, Colorado

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Gilpin County, 

I would like to thank everyone that ventured out in the snow last night to voice your opinions about the possible inclusion election. The stories, opinions, and emotions were nothing short of flattering and moving. 

The Timberline Board of Directors have unanimously voted and approved a resolution to hold an inclusion election on June 13, 2016 at station 3. Timberline will be holding an informational public meeting on May 15 at 6pm at Station 3 and this will be followed by our regular monthly Board Meeting. 

As always, if you have question or concerns please do not hesitate to contact Timberline at 303-582-5768.

Thank you,
Chief Paul Ondr​



PRESS RELEASE:
FOR PROPERTIES THAT ARE WITHIN TAXING AREA 010 OR 025 
(SEE FAQ'S LISTED BELOW)


NOTICE OF A PUBLIC HEARING TO CONSIDER A RESOLUTION CALLING FOR AN ELECTION TO INCLUDE REAL PROPERTY INTO THE TIMBERLINE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

Dear Property Owner:

This is to notify you that the Board of Directors of the Timberline Fire Protection District shall conduct a public hearing on Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Fire Station No. 3, 660 Highway 46, Black Hawk, Colorado, for the purposes of considering the adoption of a Resolution Initiating Inclusion Election for the inclusion of additional property within the Timberline Fire Protection District for the provision of fire protection and emergency medical and rescue services, enforcement of fire prevention codes, hazardous materials response, and other emergency services.

The District's current general operating mill levy, which shall be imposed upon the property if the area is included within the District, is 8.342 mills.  Under Colorado law, the general operating mill levy cannot be increased without voter approval.

Those persons owning property within the area proposed for inclusion who wish to be excluded from such area may file a request for exclusion pursuant to the provisions of Section 32-1-203(3.5), C.R.S., to be considered by the District Board of Directors.   Such request must be filed, no later than ten days prior to the hearing, with the Board of County Commissioners, Gilpin County, P.O. Box 366, 203 Eureka Street, Central City, Colorado 80427, and with the Board of Directors of the Timberline Fire Protection District, 660 Highway 46, Black Hawk, Colorado 80422.

Sincerely,

 

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

TIMBERLINE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT




Timberline Inclusion Election - Frequently Asked Questions

  1. What is the purpose of this notice? Your property has been identified as being in Gilpin County taxing area 010 or 025. You have received this notice because you are not in a fire protection district, but could be included in one. Although services have been provided to the area on a courtesy basis, there is no legal obligation for any fire department or district to respond if you call 911. Unfortunately, many years ago when fire districts were formed not all properties were included. 
     
  2. Why Timberline Fire Protection District? Gilpin County is comprised of four (4) fire agencies: The City of Black Hawk Fire Department, the City of Central Fire Department, Coal Creek Canyon Fire Protection District and Timberline Fire Protection District. Municipal (city) Fire Departments have no legal obligation to provide coverage to areas outside of their city limits. Timberline currently has the resources, capability and staffing to cover these unserved areas. As home values have risen and catastrophic wildfires increase, inclusion into a fire district may help you maintain your insurance coverage and provide other important benefits.
     
  3. How much will it cost? Timberline currently carries a mill levy (tax) of 8.342 mills. The Gilpin County Assessor annually provides your property a taxing statement with the actual and assessed values. At our mill rate, each $100,000 of actual value will cost the taxpayer $66.40 per year.  For more detailed calculation, your residential assessment can be found here:  http://gilpin.infoenvoy.com
     
  4. What happens if this election is successful? If the inclusion election is successful, Timberline Fire will have a legal obligation to respond to fire calls in your area without charging you fees. Additionally, we currently have agreements with our neighboring districts to assist when needed without you incurring additional fees.
     
  5. If I'm not in a fire district, how much could a response cost? (estimated)
    Current fee schedule can be found at www.timberlinefire.com
Possible scenario:Out of District ResponseIn District Response
Chimney Fire$1760No cost
Garage Fire$4250No cost

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2017 FEE SCHEDULE – Adopted 02/27/2017

Fire Alarm Fees

Incident of Calendar YearResidential, One and Two
Family Dwellings
Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Unit Dwellings of more than 16 sleeping units
1stNo chargeNo charge
2ndNo chargeNo charge
3rd$50$100
4th$100$200
5th$150$300
6th and greaterProgressive increase at $50 increments for each additional false alarmProgressive increase at $100 increments for each additional false alarm

 

False Alarm Fees Out of District

Incident of Calendar YearResidential, One and Two
Family Dwellings
Commercial, Industrial, Multi-Unit Dwellings of more than 16 sleeping units
1st$150$300
2nd and greaterProgressive increase at $50 increments for each additional false alarmProgressive increase at $100 increments for each additional false alarm

 

In District Fire Response – No Charge

 

Out of District Fire Response (2 hour minimum charge)

Equipment Response Costs 
Fire Engine (Type 1)/Water Tender$130/hr 
Fire Engine (Type 3)$110/hr 
Brush Truck (Type 6)$75/hr 
Command Vehicle$50/hr 
Air-Light Trailer$75/hr 
ATV (per unit)$25/hr 
UTV$50/hr 
Staff Costs  
Firefighter/Driver Operator$25/hr 
Fire Officer$30/hr 
Chief Officer$35/hr 

 

Vehicle Accidents/Technical Rescue/HazMat for incidents involving Non-District Entities, Property or People (2hr minimum charge)

Equipment Response Costs 
Fire Engine (Type 1)/Water Tender$130/hr 
Fire Engine (Type 3)$110/hr 
Brush Truck (Type 6)$75/hr 
Command Vehicle$50/hr 
Air-Light Trailer$75/hr 
ATV (per unit)$25/hr 
UTV$50/hr 
Staff Costs  
Firefighter/Driver Operator$25/hr 
Fire Officer$30/hr 
Chief Officer$35/hr 

 

District Inclusion Fees

ResidentialCommercial
$300$500

 

Plan Reviews

Reviews are provided by Black Hawk Fire via contract Fees are on an individual basis dependent on scope of project​








Chief Ondr.jpgThe Timberline Fire Protection District announces the appointment of Mr. Paul Ondr as Fire Chief. He replaces Glenn Levy, who has retired.

Chief Ondr has been a career fire fighter, Engineer and Paramedic at West Metro Fire Protection District for the past 18 years.  He was a volunteer with Fairmount Fire Protection District for 15 Years where he served as an Engineer, Lieutenant, and Captain. Chief Ondr has served Timberline Fire as a volunteer for the past 5 years as an Assistant Chief.  He has also served on the Board of directors for Timberline Fire for the past 5 years.  Timberline welcomes Chief Ondr as he starts his watch.  

Chief Ondr began his duties on December 13, 2016. He can be reached at pvondr@timberlinefire.com or at the Station 3 Headquarters, 303-582-5768.






The Timberline Fire Protection District provides all Hazard Protection to both Gilpin and Boulder Counties in beautiful Colorado. The district is 30 miles west of the Denver/Boulder metropolitan area spanning the Peak to Peak Scenic Highway between the cities of Black Hawk and Nederland providing services for over 173 square miles between at over 9000ft above sea level.

 

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Timberline on the Black Hawk Ridge Fire in Golden Gate Canyon: September 19, 2015

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Board of Directors

Timberline Fire Protection District is a Colorado Special District. It is governed by an elected Board of Directors. 

 Our board consists of 5 positions who are elected to serve a 4 year term. ​



NEXT MEETING:

Regular Meeting

April 10, 2017 @ 7:00PM

 ​Station #7 14908 Highway 119,                       

Black Hawk CO 80422


Public Meeting:

May 15, 2017 @ 6PM (prior to regular board meeting)

Station #3, 446 Highway 46, Black Hawk CO 80422

A discussion and Q&A session will be held with Chief Ondr regarding the inclusion election scheduled for June 13, 2017




COUNTY ISSUED FIRE BANS:

Currently no bans are in effect

http://www.gilpincountysheriff.com/firerestrictions

http://www.bouldercounty.org/safety/fire/pages/firebans.aspx



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Emergency updates during major events are coordinated through the following agencies:

Gilpin County Sherrifs Office: https://twitter.com/GilpinSheriff


Boulder County Emergency Updates :
http://boulderoem.com/emergency-status


Boulder Flood Information
www.BoulderCountyFlood.org
Boulder Public Flood Presentation

 

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