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About the District

Current RFPD Board Members


Gregg Anderson (Chairman)
Term ends May, 2025

Raegan Ellease
Term ends May, 2025

Sarah Eckles (Treasurer)
Term ends May, 2027

Tyler Lapp
Term ends May, 2027

Paul Ruud (Secretary)
Term ends May, 2027

Rico Fire Protection District

The Rico Fire Protection District (RFPD) was formed in 1992 as a Colorado Special District, incorporating Rico Hose Co. #1, Rico Ambulance, as well as Search and Rescue operations for eastern Dolores County (operating under the Dolores County Sheriff). RFPD encompasses the Town of Rico and the Sundial PUD as well as some unincorporated county land near the Town.

RFPD serves as the administrative arm for the operation of the Rico Fire Department. The RFPD board consists of five members who must be registered voters and reside within the boundaries of the Fire District. Elections to the board are held in May of even-numbered years. RFPD Board members represent the taxpayers of the District and are responsible for determining how Fire District revenues are spent. Let them know your questions or concerns – and be sure to thank them for their service to the community.

Rico Fire Department

Meetings & Agenda

RFPD’s regular meetings are usually held on the third Monday of each month at 7:00 P.M. at the Rico Fire Station.  2023 scheduled meetings: 1/16; 2/20; 3/20; 4/17; 5/15; 6.19; 7/17; 8/21; 9/18; 10/16; 11/20 and 12/4 (Budget approval)

Agendas for regular meetings, as well as notices of special meetings, are posted at the bulletin board in the entryway of the  Rico Town Hall; on the bulletin board outside of the Rico Post Office; and on the east door of the Rico Firehouse, and on this website: September 5, 2023 Agenda