Greater Eagle Fire Protection District (GEFPD) includes the fire department that employs 14 career firefighters and 20 volunteer firefighters, who serve a residential population of more than 8,000 citizens in west-central Eagle County. GEFPD provides emergency services to a geographical area of over 190 square miles and includes residential, commercial, rural areas, and federal lands. Greater Eagle strives to create a community that is adapted to living with fire and reducing the threat of catastrophic wildfire through prescribed fire, mitigation, and training.
Three part fuel reduction plan that includes
- prescribed fire
- fuel mastication and mowing
- thinning along with pile burning
Community training on home hardening and preparation