© 2019 Grand Valley Fire Protection District - Parachute Colorado

ADDITIONAL SERVICES PROVIDED

If you are interested in any additional services provided below or you have other question please CONTACT US at (970) 285-9119. This number is a non-emergency phone number. If you have an emergency please call 911.

Wildfire Mitigation

    During the spring and summer seasons Grand Valley Fire Protection District works diligently on mitigation projects. This helps clear vegetation and creates needed fire breaks that reduces fire spread.  If you have an area in our district that is a concern please contact us. The area will be surveyed and depending on land status and available personal we will add it to our project list. 

Smoke Detector Batteries

    Most detectors will operate about 6 months on a battery, so the common advice is to replace batteries twice a year. A good time to replace all of your smoke detectors’ batteries is on the weekends when we set our clocks forward for daylight savings time and back to standard time.

 

    We are happy to provide and change out the batteries for you at no cost. Please call to schedule.

Public Education

    Public fire safety education and training are the keys to reducing the fire problem - and the fire death rate - in the United States. People die in building fires because of construction features, the reactions of occupants or both.                   Improvements in building codes can continue to assist in reducing the number of fires, but the public's reaction to fires will still determine whether occupants survive.

Fire Extinguisher Training

    According to OSHA 29 CFR 1910.157(g)(1): Where the employer has provided portable fire extinguishers for employee use in the workplace, the employer shall also provide an educational program to familiarize employees with the general principles of fire extinguisher use and the hazards involved with incipient stage fire fighting.

 

Residential Surveys

    Grand Valley Fire is proud to provide home safety checks to homeowners within our jurisdiction. This service has proven to be successful in preventing fires and injuries. Our firefighters will check your home and offer fire safety tips and suggestions to safeguard your family. These checks typically last less than an hour and will be conducted by your neighborhood fire station.Safety checks in rental properties must be arranged through the landlord.

 

*NOTE: A home safety check is not an inspection and will not result in fines or citations.

 

CPR / First Aid Courses

    Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is a lifesaving technique useful in many emergencies, including a heart attack or near drowning, in which someone's breathing or heartbeat has stopped. The American Heart Association recommends that everyone — untrained bystanders and medical personnel alike — begin CPR with chest compression's.

    It's far better to do something than to do nothing at all if you're fearful that your knowledge or abilities aren't 100 percent complete. Remember, the difference between your doing something and doing nothing could be someone's life.