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Clear Creek Fire Authority, Station 4
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 42.456 W 105° 41.883
13S E 440161 N 4395537
Quick Description: This station is part of the county Volunteer Fire Department for Clear Creek County in Colorado, USA.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 2/13/2012 2:52:04 PM
Waymark Code: WMDQ6R
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Kurt Franke
Views: 2

Long Description:
"The Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1868, making it the oldest fire department in Clear Creek County. The first fire company was formed in December 1969 with hose cars, 300 feet of hose, 50 buckets and one fire engine. In February of 1870 the first fire house was built on the east side of Taos Street, north of 10th. The first fire company reorganized as the Georgetown Fire and Hose Company with the Old Missouri fire hose as its home. The Star Hook & Ladder Company was organized in 1871 at the east end of Alpine (6th) Street between Taos and Griffith. On July 23, 1874, Hope Hose #1 was organized with Tom Guanella as foreman. Its building was located at the west end of Alpine (6th) Street. On the south side of 5th Street between Rose and Taos, Alpine Hose #2 was organized on November 24, 1874. In 1886, the Georgetown Fire and Hose Company had 183 active members and 3,500 feet of hose.

In 1950 the Georgetown Fire Department purchased its first motorized fire truck. The fifth fire house was organized in 1970 and at the ground breaking ceremonies on April 15, 1972 was established as the Georgetown Fire Department Vigilant #5. At the dedication and grand opening of the new fire station, Georgetown also introduced its second fire truck. Prior to the purchase of these trucks, all calls were handled with hose carts and bucket brigade. At one point the firefighters pulled the hose carts behind personally owned vehicles when there was a fire call. With the purchase of the second fire truck the volunteers voted to respond to calls outside the city limits. Of the five fire houses, four remain standing.

In 1989, the Georgetown Volunteer Fire Department signed an intergovernmental agreement with the Clear Creek Emergency Services General Improvement District (ESD), which was formed in 1988 by the voters in the unincorporated areas of Clear Creek County. As a participant with the ESD, Georgetown contributed to the consolidated fire protection effort in Clear Creek County through intergovernmental agreements with Idaho Springs, Silver Plume, and Empire.

In 1998 Georgetown became part of the Clear Creek Fire Authority, which is presently the governmental entity responsible for providing fire protection in Clear Creek County.

Apparatus

Currently, the volunteer firefighters of Station 4 (Georgetown) operate four pieces of apparatus.

- Engine 4 is a 1987 General pumper with a 1,500 gpm pump and a 1,000 gallon tank, which is used as the first due engine in on the West side of the district and provides structural firefighting support throughout the entire district.
- Ladder 4 is a 1972 MACK 1,500 gmp aerial-pumper with a 750 gallon tank and a 50 foot aerial ladder. Ladder 4 serves as the first due truck in the western portion of the district.
- Engine 41 is a 1999 SMEAL/Freightliner 4x4 Rescue/Pumper and is the first due engine/heavy rescue for the West end of the district. This truck responds to all highway incidents and wildland fires as well as providing structural support for the entire district.

All apparatus at Station 4 (Georgetown Fire Department) is compliant with all ISO recommended equipment. (from (visit link) )

Parking in the area is prohibited, so will need to park a bit further into town and walk back to visit.
Paid or Volunteer: Volunteer

EMS Involvement: no

Has 911 Dispatch: yes

Has Emergency Call Box: yes

Has Emergency Siren: yes

Has Fire Pole: no

Number of Firetrucks: 4

Related Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
Georgetown, CO USA


Average Alarms Per Year: Not Listed

Number of Emergency Staff: Not Listed

Rating: Not listed

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