Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will conduct pile burns Tuesday, April 13 as conditions permit. The operations will take place on the Vail Golf Course.
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting pile burn operations during the month as conditions permit. This burn will take place at the Vail Golf Course.
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting prescribed fire operations Friday, April 2 as conditions allow. The prescribed fire will take place in the Katsos Ranch area of East Vail on approximately 20 acres of Town of Vail land and 1 acre of Colorado Department of Transportation right of way.
Crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services will be conducting prescribed fire operations in late March or early April as conditions allow. The prescribed fire will take place in the Katsos Ranch area of East Vail on approximately 20 acres of Town of Vail land and, pending approval, 1 acre of Colorado Department of Transportation right of way.
The Town of Vail anticipates another bustling weekend with spring skiers and riders drawn by forecasted snowfall. With the high demand, visitors and transit users are urged to be patient when using the Town of Vail bus system. Social distancing, rider caps, and mask wearing are mandated by the state to align with public health protocols. Riding during off-peak times or finding alternative methods of transportation are encouraged.
Updated Feb. 5: The victim in yesterday’s tragic avalanche has been identified by the Eagle County Coroner’s Office as 41-year-old John Kuo from Vail. The cause and manner of death are still under investigation by the Eagle County Coroner’s Office.
From the Eagle County Sheriff's Office: At approximately noon on Feb. 24, the Eagle County Sheriff’s Office responded to the report of an avalanche at the East Vail Chutes.The East Vail Chutes are in the backcountry outside of Vail Mountain’s boundaries. Vail Mountain Rescue Group in collaboration with Vail Ski Patrol responded to the scene to assist with the recovery operations. Tragically one skier was trapped in the slide and did not survive the incident.
Effective Feb. 1, Eagle County’s EC Alert service will change how it delivers non-emergency messages. Non-emergency messaging from EC Alert will no longer be sent as text messages; instead, the messaging for announcements such as traffic alerts, area alerts, business alerts and red flag warnings will be sent via email and the Everbridge app.
At approximately 1 a.m. today, crews from Vail Fire and Emergency Services were dispatched to a reported structure fire at the Sandstone 70 condominiums located at 909 Red Sandstone Road in Vail. Upon arrival, crews found a well-established fire in the upper unit of a fourplex. The fire was quickly knocked down from the exterior and then with the assistance of Eagle River Fire Protection District Engine 5, crews confirmed that all of the occupants were out of the building while extinguishing the remainder of the fire inside the unit. The fire was contained to one unit; the surrounding units in the building had smoke damage. A total of 10 occupants were displaced. Crews remained on scene for several hours to ensure the fire was completely extinguished. There were no injuries reported.
INVITATION TO BID
Sealed bids will be received by Vail Fire and Emergency Services (VFES) for the furnishing of necessary labor, equipment, and material for a Custom Side Mount Rescue Pumper fire apparatus and other equipment as outlined in the following specifications.
Vail Fire & Emergency Services has joined with Eagle River Fire Protection District to expand services available on Community Connect, the secure platform allowing residents to voluntarily share critical life-safety information about their home and family which is then made available to first responders at the time of dispatch.
Fire Chief Mark Novak is pleased to announce the Vail community has maintained an excellent insurance rating following an assessment of the department’s fire suppression resources by the Insurance Services Office. ISO is an independent company that serves insurance companies and others by providing information about risk. Vail’s assessment was conducted earlier this year.
Vail Fire & Emergency Services, Eagle River Fire Protection District and Greater Eagle Fire Protection District roll out platform to better engage residents to prepare for emergency situations and ultimately keep their community safe.
The 7th Annual Eagle County Public Safety Awards will be held on Oct. 29 at Donovan Pavilion for award winners and their families, followed by a virtual celebration for all citizens from 5 to 6:30 p.m. Nov. 1. Initiated by the Rotary Clubs of Eagle County after 9/11 to recognize area public safety heroes, this event will recognize outstanding emergency responders, medical professionals and community leaders. This year is especially meaningful due to the extra demands and risk of COVID-19 and the life-threatening wildfires.
The Vail Fire Department went virtual this year to promote National Fire Prevention Week which took place Oct. 4-10. Unable to host the annual open house format at the West Vail Fire Station or do their regular classroom visits due to the pandemic, firefighters were featured in safety videos to emphasize this year’s theme, “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.”
Only a few weeks remain for free curbside chipping services provided by Vail Fire and Emergency Services before coming to an end for the season. The chipping is available through Thursday, Oct. 15 to assist with defensible space on private property.