CL FIRES is committed to supporting fire protection, wild land fire mitigation, personal safety and property protection through informational and educational forums, fund raising activities, and grant research and applications.
Crystal Lakes Fire Information Resource Education Safety Corp. (CL FIRES) is a 501(c)(3) tax exempt nonprofit charitable corporation as of September 25, 2011 with an effective date of April 28, 2011. All memberships and donations are tax deductable from that date. Please consider joining or making a donation as a tax write off for this year.
CL FIRES was created to support the Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department (CLVFD) through fund raising activities and grant applications. The major fund raising activities include the Memorial weekend Rummage Sale, the 4th of July food and CLVFD logo sales, the Labor Day weekend CLVFD logo sales, and silent auction. . These activities have provided extra money for many years to purchase items for department personnel and equipment over and above what the Crystal Lakes Fire Protection District (CLFPD) mill levy provides. These events would not be possible without volunteers from the CLVFD and Crystal Lakes members.
Because the CLFPD is a Special District governed by state of Colorado Revised Statutes, the CLFPD Board requested a tax exempt nonprofit corporation be formed to assume fund raising and grant application responsibilities. The organizers of CL FIRES have the ability to raise funds, apply for grants, and award grants to the CLVFD and community groups for the purpose of supporting community fire prevention by providing information resources; fire fighting service resources, and personal and property fire prevention and safety education opportunities. CL FIRES will raise funds through memberships, donations, fund raising activities and grant applications.
CL FIRES has had significant organizing expenses for professional fees during its first year. Membership dues, donations, and some fund raising events have helped defray these expenses.
The Crystal Lakes Volunteer Fire Department is critical to keep property owners safe and to provide emergency services within Crystal Lakes. Please support the CL FIRES effort.