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Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District History
December 7

Formation of Fire District

Voters pass ballot measure to form Ebbetts Pass Fire Protection District.

January 1

Firefighting prior to EPFD 1950 to 1965

picture of first fire engine in Arnold area 1965

After 1950 a fire engine was available in the area, however the engine was stored on a floating basis at various volunteers’ homes. Phone calls would need to be made to the individual volunteers in order to find out where the engine was located before volunteers could respond to the fire.

January 1

Firefighting prior to EPFD 1947 to 1948

During this time period, six volunteers would respond to fires in the community with a 50 gallon drum with an attached outboard motor and a simple garden hose to direct water into the blaze.

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Community programs

From CPR Classes & LifeJacket Loan Programs to our Vial-of-Life Project, the Ebbetts Pass Fire District offers many beneficial programs for our community.

Fire Prevention

Fire prevention starts with you. Creating a "defensible space", having functioning fire extinguishers & smoke detectors, campfire safety and much more.