ISO Property Protection Class Rating

Timberline Fire Protection District (TFPD) was formed on April 1, 2011 when Colorado Sierra Fire Protection District was included into the High Country Fire Protection District. The current district coverage area is mountainous and includes both Gilpin and Boulder Counties. The department is a Combination Department consisting of a part-time paid Fire Chief, Full-Time Business Manager, Recruitment and Retention Director, Maintenance Technician and Training Coordinator. We are proud of our 60+volunteer firefighters operating out of 10 stations.

ISO Rating
Timberline Fire Public Protection Classification Rating effective November 1, 2018:

PPC Rating of 5

This rating applies to all TFPD residents and business owners within five road miles of TFPD stations 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8 AND 9.

The location of these stations is listed below. This classification has improved from 9.

Station 1:5927 Magnolia Rd, Nederland, CO 80466

Station 3:135 Tolland Road, Rollinsville, CO 80474

Station 4:448 Pine Dr, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Station 5:14908 Highway 119,Black Hawk, CO 80422

Station 7 (Headquarters):660 Highway 46,Black Hawk, CO 80422

Station 8:4611 Smith Hill Road, Black Hawk, CO 80422

Station 9: 495 Apex Valley Road, Black Hawk CO 80422


Many homes in the district outside of 5 road miles from the above stations are still covered by the new ISO 5 rating. Auto-aid agreements are in place to provide this coverage. If you have any questions about your rating, please call Jennifer Hinderman 303-582-5768 x2 or email:

PPC Rating of 10: This rating applies to all TFPD residents and business owners outside five road miles of the above mentioned fire stations, if auto-aid agreements are not in place for that specific location. This applies mostly to the far southern end of Gilpin County. Currently, we are in the process of working on auto-aid agreements to cover this area. If you have any questions, please call our headquarters at 303-582-5768 x2 or email

Letter from ISO with confirmation of new rating schedule for Timberline Fire:

ISO 110118.pdf
Validating Fire Department Coverage:
Gilpin County

  1. Go to the Gilpin County Assessors website and select the Property Records Search link. Follow the "Enter Eagle Web" link to enter a property address.
  2. Once you have found the property record, locate the TAX AREA listing:
    1. 025 - TAX AREA 25-TIMBERLINE FD - 025
    2. 010 - TAX AREA 10-TIMBERLINE FD - 010
    3. 058 - TAX AREA 58-TIMBERLINE FD - 058
    4. 051 - TAX AREA 51-TIMBERLINE FD - 051

Boulder County

  1. Go to search by last name
  2. Click on the correct property
  3. On the new page that opens click Mill Levy Breakdown under Account Links on the left side of the page

Water Supply Questions
Hydrants: within the district there are a few municipal hydrant locations. These serve primarily our Gilpin County facilities to include the School, Court House, Jail and Recreation/Community Center.

Cisterns, dry hydrants and other water sources
Timberline Fire has invested heavily into state of the art Compressed Air Foam (CAFS) fire engines and water Tenders to address our mountainous environment and limited water supply challenges. We feel confident that we have adequate water shuttle capabilities to handle most structural fire situations. We also supplement our abilities through the use of static water supplies such as cisterns.

The fire district maintains a small number of cisterns. In addition there are many other cisterns and water sources throughout the district we have access too. The majority of these cisterns and water sources are privately owned, as such we are not able to report any data on these.

Dispatch Center/911 Call Center
Timberline Fire Protection District and its supporting agencies are dispatched by both the Gilpin and Boulder public safety dispatch centers. Both of these advanced centers feature E911 and are staffed 24hrs/365 by certified public safety communications specialists.

Wildfire Mitigation Inspections
Please note that Timberline Fire Protection District does not provide mitigation assessments for property owners or insurance companies. We are unable to assume the associated liability. With limited staffing we are also unable to provide on site consultation for individual home owners. We will however meet with home owner groups of 10 or more for information sessions utilizing much of the material listed on our Wildland Fire Page.

Further Inquires
Please direct any further questions to our administration offices at (303) 582-5768 x2