Jefferson County, Co. – With the Fourth of July rapidly approaching, the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office and Evergreen Fire/Rescue would like to clarify Colorado law as it applies to the use and possession of fireworks in the unincorporated areas of Jefferson County.

A good rule of thumb: any device that explodes or leaves the ground is most likely illegal in Colorado. Illegal fireworks include but are not limited to firecrackers, cherry bombs, bottle rockets, M-80’s and Roman candles. It is illegal to sell, use or possess non-permissible fireworks in unincorporated Jefferson County. Additionally, all fireworks are prohibited in Jefferson County Open Space Parks, Denver Mountain Parks and Forest Service lands.

Colorado law defines permissible fireworks as any device that does not explode or leave the ground. Examples of permissible fireworks are cylindrical or cone fountains, sparklers, toy smoke devices, snakes and glow worms. Keep in mind; while permissible fireworks may seem harmless, they continue to account for many fireworks-related injuries each year.

To report illegal fireworks, residents may call the Jefferson County fireworks hotline at

Jefferson County deputies will strictly enforce illegal fireworks violations in the unincorporated areas of the county this coming holiday. Any person who violates the laws pertaining to the sale, possession and use of fireworks commits a class three misdemeanor and may face a fine of up to $750. For more information on fireworks safety, visit our Web site at The Jefferson County Sheriff’s Office wishes everyone a happy and safe Independence Day.

Evergreen Fire/Rescue is equipped to receive fireworks found that should be disposed of carefully at Fire Station #2 1802 Bergen Parkway Evergreen, Colorado 80439.  It is preferred to bring them during business hours Monday through Friday 8AM-4:30PM.  The fireworks collected will be destroyed by the Jefferson County Sheriff’s Bomb Squad.

Mark Techmeyer                                                                        Dan Hrouda
Public Information Director                                                     Fire Inspector / Investigator
303-271-5602                                                                            303-679-4428                                                     

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EFR Turnouts Auxiliary

Evergreen Fire Rescue is forming an auxiliary support group of interested community members to provide assistance with special events for prevention and education; and to provide assistance to emergency responders prior, during, and after emergency calls. They will be called the EFR Turnouts. If you are interested in finding out more or in applying to be a member of the Turnouts please email your contact information to Jillian Cardona: The application and skills inventory are provided below or you may come to the administration office to pick up a copy.

Application for Turnouts

Volunteer Skills Inventory

Fire Extinguisher Service Day August 26, 2017

    Fire Extinguisher Service Day Saturday August 26, 2017 – 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

Evergreen Fire Rescue will be hosting a fire extinguisher service day at Fire Station #2 (on the south side of the fire station inside the fire truck bay) located at 1802 Bergen Parkway on Saturday, August 26, 2017 from 9:00 a.m.. to 1:00 p.m during the annual Health And Safety Day.

All fires start small, so please bring in your fire extinguishers for an annual inspection, (required in commercial occupancies by fire code). Our friends from Silver Fox Fire Protection, LLC will be present with their Mobile Fire Extinguisher Services Trailer and will be offering, at a significantly reduced cost, Inspection, Maintenance, Re-Fill, and Hydrostatic Testing. The fee schedule, collected by Silver Fox Fire Protection is as follows:

Annual Fire Extinguisher Inspection and Certified Inspection Tag (while you wait) $7.00 each.

Additional services are:

Size 6 year Req. Maint.* 12 year Req. Hydro* Recharge*
2.5 lb $20.00 $25.00 $16.00
5 lb $20.00 $32.00 $21.00
6 lb $20.00 $32.00 $21.00
10lb $22.00 $40.00 $28.00
20 lb $24.00 $45.00 $48.00
30 lb $26.00 $45.00 $62.00

This is a great way to get your fire extinguisher inspected and certified at a real savings.  Beginning Monday May 8th you may drop off your extinguishers with your business card TAPED to each bottle to be serviced in the admin lobby. Please return to pick them up beginning Tuesday May 16th during business hours 8Am-4PM.


For all inquiries contact: Dan Hrouda, Fire Inspector

Evergreen Fire Rescue (303)-679-4428