COVID-19 Information

Friday, March 6, 2020Social Media COVID-19

Now that the COVID-19 has been confirmed in Colorado. We do not want to alarm anyone but many of you may be wondering what is happening behind the scenes. Frederick-Firestone Fire District staff have been and will continue to monitor local health departments, CDC and Colorado State agencies. While we are all still learning more about the COVID-19 or Coronavirus everyone can take steps to limit their exposure. We recommend the following:

  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 or more seconds. Washing your hands should be done after using the restroom, before eating, before and after prepping food, after wiping your nose, coughing or sneezing.  Wash your hands often.
  • Stay home when you are sick. Even if you feel a little off and not well, better safe than sorry.
  • Avoid close contact with anyone who is or may be sick.
  • Use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with a minimum of 60% alcohol.
  • Utilize disinfectant sprays in your home, business and vehicle.
  • Avoid touching your face, especially your eyes, nose and mouth.

Weld County 911 dispatcher are screening patients who call 911 with fever, shortness of breath or any other upper respiratory symptoms. Part of the screening process is also questioning about recent travel outside and within the country. This information obtained by dispatchers are shared with our medical personnel before arrival.

Frederick-Firestone Fire paramedics and firefighters are being provided up to date information as we receive it. If COVID-19 is suspected from an individual calling 911, our personnel will limit their exposure by wearing personal protective equipment; including such items as gloves, mask, eyewear and other equipment as needed. We will limit our personnel’s exposure as well to reduce secondary exposure to our men and women. We are requesting that if you have non-life-threatening flu like symptoms please contact your primary care physician (PCP) prior to calling 911. This is requested to reduce secondary exposure.

If our paramedics determine a patient is stable and not at risk, we may inform the patient to contact their (PCP) and remain at home. If the patient needs to be taken to the hospital and COVID-19 is suspected, Frederick-Firestone Fire personnel will take the necessary steps to create an isolation area in the back of our ambulances. We will notify the receiving hospital so they may prepare as well. Once the patient has been transferred, personnel will follow the District’s decontamination and disinfection procedures. Decontamination and disinfection procedures are followed after every patient transported to the hospital.

Please practice good hygiene practices and stay informed by getting up to date and accurate facts by visiting the CDC website at or 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636).

 Social Media COVID-19_2Monday, March 16, 2020

Like you, we here at Frederick-Firestone Fire are closely monitoring the fluid situation of COVID-19. It goes without saying that our priority during this rapidly developing time is the health, safety and well-being of our citizens and visitors within in our District.  In order to ensure your first responders, remain healthy, we are implementing the following changes until April 27th at this time. This date may be extended if required or needed.

  • We will always be here and ready for any emergency. Please call 911. Our fire stations are staffed and will remain staffed with professional men and women to take care of your needs.
  • All public events with District personnel have been postponed to include any educational course until April 27th.
  • All four (4) fire stations are closed to the public and our crews will be limiting themselves to emergency needs only.
  • The District will only be continuing essential functions and all non-essential functions will be put on hold at this time.
  • Our headquarters at 8426 Kosmerl Place will be closed to citizens and visitors. While we remain open for business and look forward to working with you by phone, email, and video conference.
  • Please have patience and understand, we are doing everything possible to ensure your first responders remain healthy and available to serve you, when and if that time comes.   

We are all in this together, and we will all come out stronger than ever on the other side of COVID-19. The District will continue to monitor and we are working alongside Carbon Valley Emergency Management and the Town of Frederick and Town of Firestone through this event. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns. 303-833-2742 or visit our website at

Wednesday, March 18, 2020

On Tuesday, March 17, 2020, Frederick-Firestone Fire District (FFFD) Chief Jeremy A. Young, the principal executive officer of the District issued a Declaration of a Local Disaster Emergency. This declaration is one of the first steps in ensuring the Fire District is prepared to take proactive measures during the escalating event of the acute respiratory syndrome 2019 Novel Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) global pandemic.

The risks posed by this threat require FFFD to prepare its emergency response personnel and services as necessary to respond to the potentially rapid and severe spread of COVID-19 within its jurisdiction, the County of Weld, and the State of Colorado, and to coordinate its response with other State and local emergency response agencies and other governmental entities, in order to mitigate the effects of COVID-19 and to recover from this local disaster emergency.

During the District’s Special Board meeting on Wednesday, March 18, 2020, the FFFD’s Board of Directors chose to extend the declaration until the end of the COVID-19 local disaster emergency pandemic. The Board of Directors also passed Resolution 2020-003, which allows FFFD the capability to conduct its regular and special public meetings through electronic communication systems allowing the public to access and hear their meetings.

The Board of Directors have determined by conducting its regular and special meetings in a physical location increases the risk of exposure to COVID-19 to Board members, Chief Staff and District members, including public who attend the meetings, and is contrary to the District’s purpose of protecting the health, safety and welfare of its citizens and personnel.

The FFFD is working to ensure that all personnel are prepared during this time and the well-being of our citizens remain the top priority. If you have any questions, please contact us at 303.833.2742. For information on and accurate facts, please visit the CDC website at or call 1-800-CDC-INFO (232-4636).

Executed Declaration of Emergency (PDF)

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