ISO Property Protection Class Rating
Timberline Fire Protection District (TFPD) was formed on April 1, 2011 when Colorado Sierra Fire Protection District was included into the High Country Fire Protection District. The current district coverage area is mountainous and includes both Gilpin and Boulder Counties. The department is a Combination Department consisting of a full-time paid Fire Chief and Business Manager and part-time maintenance staff. We are proud of our 50+ volunteer firefighters operating out of 9 stations.
An ISO rating of 9 has been awarded for our service area.
Validating Fire Department Coverage
- Go to the Gilpin County Assessors website and select the Property Records Search link. Follow the “Enter EagleWeb” link to enter a property address.
- Once you have found the property record, locate the TAX AREA listing.
- The following Tax Areas received fire protection:
- 051 - TAX AREA 51-TIMBERLINE FD – 051
- 058 - TAX AREA 58-TIMBERLINE FD – 058
- The following Tax Areas DO NOT receive fire coverage: TAX AREA 010 and TAX AREA 025
- Go to the Boulder County, property records search website and select the Property Records Search link:
- Or for an interactive map -
- Once you have found the property record, locate the SHOW MILL LEVY TAX DETAIL link. This will expand the details
- Only properties which have a listing for “Timberline Fire Fka High Country” receive protection.
Including into Fire Protection District
Please contact our administration office at (303) 582-5768 to review our ability to provide coverage and to review the steps to include.
Water Supply Questions
Within the district there are a few municipal hydrant locations. These serve primarily our Gilpin County facilities to include the School, Court House, Jail and Recreation center.
Cisterns, dry hydrants and other water sources
Timberline Fire has invested heavily into state of the art Compressed Air Foam (CAFS) fire engines and water Tenders to address our mountainous environment and limited water supply challenges. We feel confident that we have adequate water shuttle capabilities to handle most structural fire situations. We also supplement our abilities through the use of static water supplies such as cisterns.
The fire department maintains a small number of cisterns. In addition there are many other cisterns and water sources throughout the district we have access too. The majority of these cisterns and water sources are privately owned; as such we are not able to report any data on these.
Dispatch Center / 911
Timberline Fire Protection District and its supporting agencies are dispatched by both the Gilpin and Boulder public safety dispatch centers. Both of these advanced centers feature E911 and are staffed 24hrs / 365 by certified public safety communications specialists.
Wildfire Mitigation Inspections
Please note that Timberline Fire Protection District does not provide mitigation assessments for property owners or insurance companies. We are unable to assume the associated liability. With limited staffing we are also unable to provide on site consultation for individual home owners. We will however meet with home owner groups of 10 or more for information sessions utilizing much of the material listed on our Wildland Fire Page.
Please direct any further questions to our administration offices at (303) 582-5768