Foothills Fire Protection District

Jefferson County Colorado | NFPA | Homeland Security

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District ISO Rating 3

Foothills Fire & Rescue Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide protection for life and property within the district; respond in a quick, safe and effective manner; and serve with pride, professionalism, tradition and courage.

The District will cooperate with other Jefferson County fire protection and law enforcement agencies in their own similar management efforts, recognizing that extreme situations will arise from time to time where the assistance of other jurisdictions will be indispensable.

We will complement Highland Rescue Team Ambulance District’s emergency medical response services to District residents with a capable and reliable staff of qualified EMTs and first responders.

Current News


NOTICE OF HEARING - Notice of Hearing on 11/21/2017 - Adoption of fees pertaining to Fire Marshall and Fire Inspection services

no firesFire Restrictions have been lifted for Jefferson County.
(Denver Mountain Parks and Jeffco Open Space will remain in a Stage 2 Fire Ban and Golden will remain in Stage 1 Fire Restrictions.)

Jefferson County, CO - Effective August 3, 2017, Jefferson County Sheriff Jeff Shrader 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 Golden and Lakewood Open Space will remain in Stage 1 Fire Restriction.

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.

NEW (9/5/2017) Dynamic Fire Restrictions Map!

For additional fire restriction or fire ban information, firework regulations, burn permit information or to report a firework violation, please visit the JeffCo Sheriff's website.

Fire Season Information - Learn What's Legal in Each Restriction Level
The Jefferson County Sheriff's department has developed information sheets that contain language, definitions and photographs of items that are restricted in either a Stage 1 (Fire Restriction) or Stage 2 (Fire Ban). To better understand what is considered a legal burn (including fire pits, campfires, etc.), see the links below for more details:

- Stage 1 (Fire Restriction) Picture Dictionary

- Stage 1 (Fire Restriction) Detailed Information Document

- Stage 2 (Fire Ban) Picture Dictionary
Stage 2 (Fire Ban) Detailed Information Document

Recreational Fires
Certain types of recreational fires are allowed when the district isn't under any restrictions. Please refer the following documents (PDFs) for detailed guidelines concerning recreational fires:

- Recreational Fire Information
- Recreational Fire Specifications

Be alerted (via email) to changes in the fire restrictions and bans.

SlashRemaining 2017 Slash Collection
Slash is debris from nature, such as tree limbs, prunings and pine needles. Removing slash and creating a defensible space around your home is the first line of defense against wildfires. This is not only important for your property, but it also means being a good neighbor by reducing potential hazards for the entire community.

For some additional tips on how to protect your home and property, please visit or download the following PDF document called: "Ready, Set, Go - Your Personal Wildfire Action Plan", provided by the Colorado State Fire Chief's Association and the Fire Marshall's Association of Colorado.

Remaining 2017 Jeffco Slash Collection Dates
Please select a link below for more details:  

Firefighter HelpVolunteers Needed!
Foothills Fire & Rescue is a combination department comprised of full-time and volunteer firefighters. The department accepts applications year-round for volunteer firefighters to join our team! Learn more about the benefits of membership and how to apply.

For additional information, contact Recruitment Coordinator, Pati Stajcar, at We are now accepting applications for the 2017-2018 Foothills Fire Academy!

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New VHF High Band Radio System
Since 2012, Foothills has been studying and evaluating both the benefits and drawbacks to transitioning to a high band radio system. After a thorough review, we have decided to move forward with the implementation and funding of our own high band radio system and network. We truly feel that this move is in the best interests of our community and of the fire department.

We have received generous donations from neighboring agencies in the form of radio-repeater equipment, and also received $250,000 in Homeland Security grant money to equip every member and truck with a modern high band radio. The construction of our radio network is the final step in this project. The total cost is anticipated to be $150,000 and paid for by capital reserve fund.

The main benefits of this switch are:

  • Increased interoperability
  • Better radio coverage
  • Lower cost equipment and infrastructure
  • Upgrades as needed, not as mandated by a larger agency
  • No future fees for service
  • System stability
  • Coverage for our entire service area, including Genesee (see coverage maps)

See more detailed information about the upcoming VHF High Band Radio System.

Contact Information

EMERGENCY: Business Office Hours:

Saturday - Monday:
Tuesday & Friday:
Wednesday & Thursday:

7 am - 3 pm
9 am - 6 pm

7 am - 6 pm

Non-Emergency: Address:

(303) 526-0707

28812 Rainbow Hill Road,
Evergreen CO 80439


(303) 526-2225

Key Personnel

Brian Zoril - Fire Chief
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(303) 526-0707
(303) 900-8675

Dave Stajcar - Fleet Officer

(303) 526-0707
(303) 916-8928

Julia Kalish - Training Officer

(303) 526-0707
(303) 828-8802

Jill Inman - Executive Assistant

(303) 526-0707

Pati Stajcar - Recruitment Coordinator

(303) 526-1099

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