|Effective August 3, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff lifted the temporary fire restriction order for Jefferson County.
Denver Mountain Parks and Jeffco Open Space will remain in a Stage 2 Fire Ban, while Lakewood Open Space and Golden will remain in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.
The current and predicted weather conditions have reduced the danger of wildfire; however, residents are encouraged to continue to be vigilant and are reminded to use caution when starting and extinguishing campfires, disposing of lighted cigarettes, and conducting other activities that involve the use of fire or sparks. Warm and windy days can quickly lower the fuel moisture content of trees and grasses, making them susceptible to ignition.
The Sheriff’s Office will continue to closely monitor the fire danger in the county and make appropriate adjustments to reduce the risk of fires in JeffCo.
Effective Thursday, July 27, 2017, the Jefferson County Sheriff has rescinded the Stage 2 Fire Ban and issued a Stage 1 Fire Restriction for portions of Jefferson County that includes the Golden Gate Fire Protection District, until further notice. Please note the use fireworks remain prohibited.
Stage 1 Fire Restrictions prohibit the following activities:
- Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or recreational campfire, except a recreational fire within a permanently constructed fire grate in a developed park, campground, private residence, or picnic area.
- Smoking, except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site, or while stopped in an area of at least six feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all combustible material. (2015 IFC 310.8)
- Open burning, including “bon fires” that require a permit from the fire authority having jurisdiction. (2015 IFC 105.6.30)
- The use of all fireworks.
Conditions will be monitored and restrictions adjusted or lifted as conditions warrant. For more information, please visit the JeffCo Sheriff’s Office Website here.
Mr. Steve Green, a member of the Board of Directors of the Golden Gate Fire Protection District, has been sending out communications fabricating information and misrepresenting the relationship between the District and the Golden Gate Auxiliary, a non-profit formed to support the District through private donations and efforts.
The Golden Gate Auxiliary is an important, community-driven organization directly supporting the mission of the District to provide additional resources, in terms food, training opportunities, and recognition, to our hardworking volunteer fire fighters. This broad, grassroots organization brings members of our community together, to take greater ownership over the success of our fire department.
In the past year, since the Auxiliary was established, they have hosted the annual Pig Roast, with a record net income, sponsored the meal for the annual firefighter recognition dinner, raised money to host a wildland-urban interface fire training course, and taken charge of a firefighter incentive program.
Mr. Green incorrectly stated in an email to the community that the District “handed over $20,000” to the Auxiliary without a vote.
The Golden Gate Auxiliary is funded entirely with private donations and does not receive any funding, tax-payer or otherwise, from the District.
The decision to transfer fundraising activities to the Auxiliary was approved by the Board of the Golden Gate Fire Protection District in 2014 by a 4-1 vote.
These allegations, besides being untrue, are inflammatory and do not recognize the important work of our Auxiliary and their relationship to our department.
We invite all members of our community to learn more and join the Golden Gate Fire Auxiliary to support our firefighters! If you know a member of the Auxiliary, please thank them for the work they do to support our community.
The Golden Gate Fire Protection District will be holding an election for two Directors on May 3, 2016 for 4-year terms.
If interested in submitting a nomination, please complete a Self Nomination Form and submit it to the Designated Election Official no later than 3:00pm on February 26, 2016.
JeffCo Open Space is considering purchasing 964 acres surrounding Douglas Mountain to create a new open space park. Additional information is found on JeffCo Open Space page.
Unfortunately, the Golden Gate Fire Protection District has not been contacted nor a part of the community outreach process that ends October 29, 2014. The District will be responsible for providing emergency services should this area become a park, including fire fighting, medical, and search and rescue.
Current access points being discussed for trailheads are from Robinson Hill Rd and Golden Gate Canyon Rd.
Please take a few minutes and complete a brief survey to provide your input on this proposal – https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/PZYWL7Q