by Keeping you Informed
Dateline: AM, Friday, May 18th 2012 – this just into the EagleCountyTimes.Com
Re: Eagle River Fire Protection District (area served – Tennessee Pass to Wolcott, Colorado)
From: Michael Warmuth, ERFPD Battalion Chief
Date: May 17, 2012 11:04:32 PM CDT
To: Notification for station 5 close and open >
Subject: Intermittent Station Closure
As you know, Eagle River Fire Protection District is no longer able to afford to keep all of its five Fire and Emergency Response Stations open 24 hours/day, 365 days/year. This decision is a result of the loss of approximately 25% of its property tax revenue beginning in 2012.
Consequently today, Friday, May 18th, 2012, the District will be forced to TEMPORARILY close for approximately 2 days the Minturn Fire Station, which serves the Community of Minturn and the Cordillera Fire Station which serves the Community of Cordillera.
Our goal remains to arrive as quickly as possible to fires and other emergencies. However, anytime we are forced to temporarily close a Fire and Emergency Response Station, no matter where it is located, that closure places an additional burden on the rest of our response system, from TennesseePass to Wolcott, potentially resulting in longer response times.
We regret having to take these measures but simply have no choice. We want to keep you informed of how the District’s budgetary constraints affect the services you receive and will update you regarding future intermittent station closures as they may have to occur.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact Fire Chief, Karl Bauer at his email address kbauer -at- eagleriverfire.org
Eagle River Fire Protection District
Service Before Self
Michael Warmuth, Battalion Chief
970 977-1019 EMail: MWarmuth –at- eagleriverfire.org