Eagle County, CO - Eagle River Fire Protection District, Greater Eagle Fire Protection District and Vail Fire & Emergency Services have been working closely with technology partner First Due to release Community Connect, an application focused on protecting residents and their property in the most effective way possible during an incident or major disaster. Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that will initially allow residents to share critical information about their household and family with First Responders. Soon to follow there will also be a commercial side for business owners and property managers to share information about commercial structures, such as hazardous materials, evacuation plans, and contact information, allowing First Responders to respond more efficiently and effectively; ultimately resulting in better incident outcomes for both residents and businesses.
"Community Connect is a secure, easy to use platform that allows residents to share critical information about their household in order to aid first responders and emergency service personnel to respond more efficiently and effectively"
Community Connect is completely voluntary and residents are individually able to decide which information they are comfortable sharing. Residents simply create a profile and enter critical property and occupant information which is then made available to public safety agencies at the time of dispatch. Data provided by resident's within Community Connect is 100% secure and is used only for the purpose of better serving the resident during emergency situations.
If you are a resident or own property in Eagle County and would like to learn more or sign up for the program, please visit Eagle County Community Connect. Once you enter your address into the Create Your Profile button on this page, you will be re-directed to your specific Fire Department page and can sign-up from there.
First Due is on a mission to end first responder and citizen injuries due to a lack of information. First Due is focused on providing solutions for Fire and EMS agencies and the communities they serve, all with the goal of ensuring optimal preparedness for disaster situations.
The Eagle River Fire Protection District covers approximately 186 square miles and proudly serves the following areas and communities: Tennessee Pass, Camp Hale, Red Cliff, Minturn, Eagle-Vail, Avon, Mountain Star, Wildridge, BeaverCreek (by contractual agreement), Bachelor Gulch, Arrowhead, Homestead, Edwards, Lake Creek, Singletree, PilgrimDowns, Cordillera, Bellyache Ridge, Red Sky Ranch and associated portions of I-70, Hwy 6 & Hwy 24.The District's primary purpose is to provide fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical, hazardous materials services,fire prevention and public education to its residents, businesses and visitors. ERFPD serves a resident population of approximately 25,000; this number increases exponentially during the summer and winter tourism seasons.
Located in the historic town of Eagle, CO at 6600 feet in the central Colorado mountains, the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District is an all-hazards emergency services organization that continually strives to anticipate the needs of the public we serve. Due to our diverse mountain environment we provide services for structure and wildland fire, a variety of specialized rescue missions including ice rescue, swift water rescue and mountain rescue services to the communities and towns of Eagle, Wolcott, Fulford, and surrounding areas. The Greater Eagle Fire Protection District is proud to be comprised of both paid and volunteer firefighters not only providing emergency services but attending community events and charitable causes.
Division Chief Of Operations
Greater Eagle Fire Protection District
+1 (970) 977 0049
Vail Fire and Emergency Services (VFES) is an all-risk fire department providing fire suppression, fire prevention, emergency medical services, technical rescue and wildland fire mitigation services. Quality emergency services are an essential component of maintaining Vail’s status as North America’s premier mountain resort community.VFES provides and receives automatic and mutual-aid with all fire districts in Eagle County. VFES is a founding member of the Mountain Area Mutual Aid program which includes Eagle, Summit, Garfield, Pitkin, Routt, Lake and Grand counties. VFES has a total of 36 full-time personnel and 6 seasonal wildland firefighters who operate out of 3 stations. Vail Fire and Emergency Services maintains an ISO Public Protection Class of 2.
To see press and media assets for ERFPD's launch of Community Connect, please see the program's files & downloads page.
To see press and media assets for GEFPD's launch of Community Connect, please see the program's files & downloads page.
To see press and media assets for Vail's launch of Community Connect, please see the program's files & downloads page.