About Us

Our 100% non paid volunteer fire department is committed to providing quality and rapid response for fires, emergency medical care, ice rescue, river rescue, traffic accidents and information to our residents and visitors to the Poudre Canyon.

The Poudre Canyon Volunteer Fire/EMS Department serves the residents and visitors of the Poudre Canyon in Bellvue, Colorado. The canyon is home to 750 full time residents with a summertime population of 3,000 and is host to nearly 500,000 visitors annually. These visitors engage in all sorts of activities including fishing, boating, hiking, mountain biking, sightseeing, motorcycling and back country weekend getaways at one of our mountain resorts. Many of our emergency calls are to assist these visitors. Responding to an area nearly 60 miles long, the Poudre Canyon Fire Protection District covers more than 99 square miles from Gateway Park to Cameron Pass along Colorado State Highway 14, and up County Road 69 and County Road 68C up to and including the Shambhala Mountain Center and Ben Delatour Scout Ranch. In addition we are the first responding agency to another 150 square miles adjacent to our district.