TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and, particularly, to the electors of the Ridgway Fire Protection District of Ouray County, Colorado.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that an election will be held on the 2nd day of May 2023, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, two directors will be elected to serve 3-year terms, and one director will be elected to serve a 2-year term. Eligible electors of the Ridgway Fire Protection District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO):

Katy LaSala
PO Box 2
251 North Railroad Street, Ridgway, CO 81432
(970) 626-5311

The Office of the DEO is open on the following days: Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance is close of business is 4 p.m. on February 24, 2023 (not less than 67 days before the election).
Affidavit of Intent To Be A Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the designated election official by the close of business on Monday, February 27, 2023 (the sixty-fourth day before the election).

Ridgway Volunteer Fire Department

“The Ridgway Fire Deparment saved our house”

Our volunteer fire department is an essential part of our town that we all need to support.

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2017 Remodel and Addition.

The Fire Station Remodel and Addition was made possible by the many generous community members’ donations of time and money. We wish to thank everyone.

Without YOU, it would not have been possible to do this.


We are a team of up to 30 volunteers who commit themselves to being ready to help others.
All members are trained in Structural and Wildland Firefighting, with some members also trained in specialties such as Arson Investigation, Has-Mat Awareness, Emergency Medical, or Vehicle Extrication.

The Ridgway Volunteer Fire Dept. is headquartered at 251 N. Railroad St. in downtown Ridgway, next to the park.

Ridgway Fire Protection District

The Ridgway Fire Protection District encompasses about 80 square miles and is centrally located in Ouray County from Colona south, including the town of Ridgway, East to the Silverjack Reservoir, west up Dallas Divide, and north of Ouray.