ERFPD and Vail Fire & Emergency Services Launch Community Connect

Edwards/Vail, Colorado

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Edwards/Vail, CO - Eagle River 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 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; ultimately resulting in better incident outcomes.

"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 located in the Eagle River Fire Protection District, please visit ERFPD Community Connect for more information and to create your profile.

If you are a resident located in Vail, please visit Vail Community Connect for more information and to create your profile.

About First Due

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.

Media Contact:

Ron Kanter
Head of Growth
+1 (516) 428-4323
ron@firstduesizeup.com

About Eagle River Fire Protection District

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.

Media Contact:

Tracy LeClair
Community Risk Manager
Public Information Officer
+1 (970) 471-5284
tleclair@eagleriverfire.org

About Vail Fire & Emergency Services

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 43 personnel, which include 12 firefighters, 9 engineers, 9 lieutenants, 3 battalion chiefs, fire marshal, fire chief, administrative assistant, wildland program manager and 6 seasonal wildland firefighters. VFES operates four all-wheel drive type I engines, one 75' Aerial Quint, one 85' Tower Ladder, two type 6 wildland engines, three 4x4 utility trucks and one command vehicle.

Media Contact:

Katherine Blocker
Administrative Assistant
Vail Fire & Emergency Services
(970) 479 - 2211
kblocker@vailgov.com

Press & Media Kit

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 Vail's launch of Community Connect, please see the program's files & downloads page.

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