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New ways to support Lyons Fire

The Lyons Fire Protection District is establishing a 501(c)(3) charitable support organization to further its mission of fire prevention and education, and quick and safe response to a wide variety of emergencies.
The goal of the Lyons Fire Fund is to augment the Fire Protection District budget for equipment, facilities, fire prevention and training. Lyons FPD has identified needs beyond our current funding ability, such as: complete the outfitting of the replacement for Fire Station #2 which was lost in the Flood of 2013, replace aging and outdated fire apparatus, upgrade equipment to meet current safety standards, construct a fire training facility, and increase training to support the growing number and types of emergencies our volunteer firefighters respond to.
Directors are currently being sought for the new organization. Members of the public are invited to apply by submitting a letter or email to the Lyons FPD Board of Directors stating your contact information, background and interests. Our main qualification is the willingness to work enthusiastically to support the organization’s goals. Volunteers are also needed for projects such as fundraising, event planning, public relations, social media communication, and grant writing. This is a great way to support the fire district, even if you don’t have the time or inclination to be a volunteer firefighter.
Please email questions or applications to Info@Lyonsfire.org

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May 8th Heavy Rain Update

Lyons Fire is monitoring all streams and stream gauges. At this time, there is no immediate threat. Crews are patrolling all areas and will continue to monitor for the next 24-48 hours. Please check back for updates.

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Rattle Snake Warning

Just a word of caution to everyone: spring is here and the warm temps are bringing out the rattle snakes. There have been several spotted recently in the dog park and in the open space trails around Lyons. Someone was bitten on Sunday. Please use caution while enjoying the outdoors and keep an eye out for your children and pets as well!

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Fire on Seward St

The Lyons Firefighters are currently working on a structure fire on Seward St. Middle 5th Ave and the west end of Seward will be closed for approximately one more hour.

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Flash Flood Watch July 2014

FLOOD WATCH

NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE DENVER CO
140 PM MDT MON JUL 28 2014

Heavy rain likely for the Front Range and eastern plains Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday afternoon.

Monsoon moisture combined with a moist easterly upslope flow will produce widespread showers and thunderstorms Tuesday afternoon and into Wednesday. An upper level system will help trigger the showers and storms… which are expected to continue through the night Tuesday night. Additional rain and thunderstorms are expected Wednesday as a second upper level system passes over the state. Widespread rainfall amounts of 1 to 2 inches are expected across the area. Thunderstorms will produce locally very heavy rainfall with several inches of rain possible over a few hours.

Sandbags and sand are available at the Lyons Fire Station, 251 Broadway Street, in Lyons. Please stay tuned to the National Weather Service for updated information.

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Happy and Safe 4th of July

We want to wish everyone a happy and safe 4th of July weekend. Please follow the below link if you have any questions regarding fireworks both within the Town of Lyons and surrounding areas.

http://www.bouldercounty.org/

 
 
 

Fireworks Safety Tips:

In Boulder County, if it flies or explodes, it is ILLEGAL!

Never allow young children to play with or ignite fireworks. Every year throughout Colorado there are numerous fires and injuries as a result of fireworks both legal and illegal types. As temperatures have increased over the last week and with projected higher temps throughout this upcoming weekend and our fuels (grasses) are drying out and there is a high likelihood for a fire/wildfire due to fireworks. Although there is no current Fire Ban, there still is a high chance for possible ignition.

Please have a safe holiday weekend!

Chief Hoffman

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Tubing Ban

The tubing ban has been lifted as of today for the St. Vrain River. We are now on the tail end of spring runoff. We would like to thank everyone for adhering to the ban, no tubing rescues were needed this year during runoff and more importantly- no lives were lost! We understand that the river is a great outdoor adventure for everyone and some folks were very disappointed when the ban was enacted. We appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding as to why the ban was enacted