CBFPD Frequently Asked Questions

How do I join the CBFPD?

We’ve got a whole section of our website devoted to answering that question!  Come Join CBFPD!

Can I burn trash, limbs, leaves, etc., on my property?

You MUST call Gunnison Communications Center (dispatch)  at 641-8201 to determine if there is a “Red Flag” warning in effect. If there is not a “Red Flag” warning in effect the  Gunnison Communications Center will request your contact name and number, and the time by which you will fully extinguish the fire.

How can I get a burn permit?

You must obtain a “burn permit” for any burns within the boundaries of Town of Crested Butte  and the Town of Mt. Crested Butte.
You must contact Gunnison Communications Center for any burns within Gunnison County.  Review the polices and procedures below for your controlled burn.

Procedures for Burning

Am I required to obtain the Crested Butte Fire Protection District’s Standards and Guidelines Policy along with Builders Packet prior to plan approval?

Yes, this information helps designers, engineers and project managers to stream line their projects during the planning phase.
Please contact the Fire District for further information.  Download the forms from the Builder’s Section to the right and view a comprehensive list of forms here.

How do I dispose of old flammable liquids, paints or antifreeze?

Every year the Fire District in cooperation with Gunnison County hold a Household Hazardous Waste Disposal event.
Contact the Fire District for times and dates.

What is my Insurance Services Office Rating?

Class 1 is the best, Class 10 is the lowest.

Class 5 if within 5 miles of a station and within 1000 feet of a hydrant system capable of providing required fire flows.

Class 9 if within 5 miles of a station, and further than 1000 feet of a hydrant system capable of providing required fire flows.

Class 10 if outside 5 miles of a station and no hydrant system.

Where is the smoke coming from? Current Wildfire Status.

How can I add my home phone or cell phone to an emergency contact list?

How do I dispose of old flammable liquids, paints, or antifreeze

ORE Recently published a great resource on this information.  Scroll down about 2/3 of the way to “Recycling Miscellaneous Items” where it tells you where to recycle batteries, oil, paint, anti-freeze (BOPA) and other items.

http://www.resourceefficiency.org/sites/default/files/ORE_recycleGuide_LR_2014.pdf

For Builders

COMMON FORMS: If you are a builder or contractor who does business in the CBFPD service area, here are some of the common forms and other information you may need. A comprehensive list of forms can be found here.  If you don’t find what you are looking for, please call or email the Fire Inspector (See Contacts above).

New Construction
Fire Inspection Fee Schedule
Plan Review Application

Standards Guidelines Policy
Builders Packet

FOR INSPECTIONS: Call the Fire Inspector. Find More Information Here