// GCFP DISTRICT PROVIDES SERVICES OVER A LARGE GEOGRAPHIC AREA
Gunnison County Fire Protection District “GCFP” provides firefighting, extrication, swiftwater and ice rescue services from the GCFP District’s fire house located in the City of Gunnison. The GCFP District covers a very large geographic area that encompasses portions of Gunnison and Saguache counties. Within the GCFP District’s service area, there are many clusters of development, including Taylor Canyon and Spring Creek, that are a significant distance away from the GCFP District’s fire house located in the City of Gunnison.
// TCFS VOLUNTEER SUB-STATION WILL PROVIDE CLOSE RANGE SERVICES
Historically, the closest sub-station was in Almont, which is more than five miles away. The addition of the Taylor Canyon Fire Station “TCFS” sub-station will provide quicker response time for services to the Taylor Canyon and Spring Creek area of Gunnison County. In addition, the location of the Fire Station will directly benefit residents of the surrounding area with property insurance, which is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain based on the existing locations of current substations. To qualify for an ISO Public Protection Classification rating of 4Y, improvements must be within 5 road miles of a fire station.
// FIRST RESPONSE
The new Taylor Canyon Fire Station will become the first response to protect the lives of all residences as well as property in the Taylor Canyon. Located on County Road 742 between Jack’s Cabin and Harmel’s Resort, the 5 bay station will house a county pumper, a special brush fire truck and a safe fighting small pickup. Wilder on the Taylor will supply a 3,000 gallon truck mounted water tanker and a portable 1,500 tank and tractor for this newly constructed 3,000 square foot fire station.