Board of Directors

NOTICE OF BUDGET: Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Allenspark Fire Protection District Board of Directors for the year of 2023. A copy of the proposed budget has been filed at Station One, where it is open for public inspection; such proposed Allenspark Fire Protection District budget will be considered at the Board Meeting to be held at Station One, 14861 Highway 7, Allenspark, CO on the 16th of November.

Any interested elector of the Allenspark Fire Protection District may inspect the proposed budget and register objections or comments during the meeting prior to the final adoption.


October 12, 2022

Call to Order

President Mike Daley called the meeting to order with board members Bill Ellis, Jim Hocker, Rachel Barkworth and Chief Mike Cousineau. Also present was Board Secretary Teresa Hoffman.

Minutes from Previous Meeting

Bill Ellis made a motion to approve minutes for September 2022, seconded by Jim Hocker, motion passed.

Submission of Bills

Jim Hocker made a motion to pay bills, seconded by Bill Ellis, motion passed.

Treasurer’s Report

The Treasurer’s Report was given by Rachel Barkworth.

o New Apparatus Purchasing Plan (2020 through 2046 basic plan)

o Contributions to Truck Fund increased 6% each year to be able to purchase instead of lease.

Budget 2023

o Income estimate = $360,306, no income for selling truck (already in new apparatus purchasing plan).

o Increase Pension contribution to $21,666 (+$3,166)

o Increase Administration to $70,720 for stipend increases.

o Firefighting increase to $24,900 for CORE fitness and increases in PPE, maintenance, etc.

o Training increased to $17,500 for Learning Management System.

Fire Chief’s Report

10 Calls; 7 Medical, 3 Smoke Report/Fire Alarm/ Unattended Fire.


o SCBA Grant approved - $111,664 for 16 packs – Today’s cost = $146,304.

- Ordered.

o Extractor PPE–Pricing from Chris Rich approximately $7,000. Stephen Coles working on contacts.

o HB1194 – Funding for Wildland PPE – approved.

- $5,735.19 for seven sets of gear plus three sets boots and three fire shelters.

- Fire shelters received, boots received.

o Sunrise Rotary – Grants

- To be researched.


o Jesse Beightol starting Structure Firefighter II (FFII)

o Jesse Beightol, Abrahm Filoramo, Sidney Thomas attending Wildland Firefighting S211 (Pumps) + S212 (Chainsaws).

Stations / Land

Station One – Main - 14861 Highway 7 – Osmun

o Area Club donating training tables and chairs.

o New lock on shed and new exterior lighting on front.

Station Two – 2770 Riverside Drive – Heathermeade

o Nothing new.

Station Three – 4 County Road 113 East - Meeker Park

o Nothing new.

Station Four – 7400 Highway 7 – The Heights

o Repaired garage door.

Station Five – 32 Bunce School Road – McCulloch

o Nothing new.

Land at 23 Business Route 7

o Mike Daley received no return calls, sent three letters.


5212 (Engine) replacement – working on details with Rosenbauer.

5225 (Ambulance) - working on needs/wants.

5203 (Pumper/Tender) - Chassis expected January 2023, paying deposit in December.

Old Business

* Community Room

Senior Exercise Group has not completed and returned Community Room Application.

Candidate Meet & Greet – Monday, October 17, 2022.

New Business

ISO – Insurance Service Organization - Insurance company research:

American Family Insurance (AmFam):

What matters most is distance to the fire station. In AFPD, a home over 7.9 miles from a station will not be covered by AmFam. Within 7.9 miles, homeowners can receive a quote for insurance and mitigation may be required. Other factors are considered (ISO, Paid vs. Volunteer) when writing a policy but not by agency.

Farmers and Allstate (Meghan Walsh)

ISO (aka Personal Protection Class (PCC)) is the most important factor.

o PCC is on a scale of 1-10.

o Thinks all AFPD is 9 (9= full volunteer fire department, property within 5 miles of a station).

o Lyons Fire = 3 (partial full-time staff).

Other Considerations – newer home, mitigation (within 50’, no trees touching house…), log houses, non-combustible roofs/siding, FireLine rating under 8.

Does not recognize Wildfire Partners in rating or insuring.

State Farm – not refusing to renew.

Recommends saving any claims for large items.

FireLine = property-specific scores (0 (negligible risk) to 30 (extreme risk)) based on the risks factors of fuel, slope, and access and identifies risks exposed to wind-borne embers. Additionally, includes community-level mitigation and historical wildfire activity.

Board Secretary will research if this is available to fire departments.

* CWPP – Community Wildfire Protection Plan

2009 version now on allensparkfire website.

Updating in progress.

Public Comments

* None

Fire Fighter Comments

* None

Board Member Comments

* None


* The Board Meeting was adjourned at 9:10.

Respectfully submitted:

Teresa Hoffman

Board Secretary October 12, 2022

Board Members Mike Daley, Jim Hocker, Jill Allington, Bill Ellis, Rachel Barkworth