Rico Fire Protection District Buys Lots Adjacent to Fire Station
Parcels south of Rico Fire Station, including pink house, recently purchased by Rico Fire Protection District. Ore Cart photo.
Rico Fire Protection District
Regular Monthly Meeting
April 22, 2020 - 7:00 PM - via Internet
Tyler Lapp (Chairman)
RFPD Staff present
Todd Jones - Chief
David Kunz - Administrator
According to an RFPD statement, the purchase price was $60,000. The Seller contributed $10,000 "in kind," resulting in a net cost to the District of less than $51,000 with fees. RFPD funded the purchase from general funds cash reserves.
The District intends to remove the existing structure.
Recent "runs" include ski avalanche rescue
Rico Fire Department participates in a backcountry skier rescue. Skier was injured in an avalanche on Telescope Mountain - March 31, 2020. Rico Fire Protection District photo.
The Fire Department conducted four "runs" since the previous monthly Directors meeting:
wildland fire response in the lower West Fork at Montezuma County Road 38.
July Fourth activities uncertain
RFPD staff advised Directors that the Fourth of July events draft schedule requires no changes at this time. However, the annual community celebration is subject to any public health order which may be in effect in the first week of July. Possible dry Spring-season weather may cause fireworks restrictions to be issued. For these reasons, fireworks purchase will be postponed.