Donate to the Big Thompson Canyon V.F.D.

Providing fire protection and emergency medical services to the communities of the Big Thompson Canyon since 1963.

The Big Thompson Canyon Volunteer Fire Department is proud to be able to serve the local communities of Drake, Waltonia and surrounding area. We are part of the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District. Although we receive funding from the L.R.F.P.D. to cover basics and operating expenses, we operate on a very tight budget. We assist the Big Thompson Canyon Association with their annual Pancake Breakfast in May. They generously donate to help us pay for any additional expenditures. Extra expenses, such as replacing firefighter’s gear when it becomes unserviceable, or providing newer, safer helmets are necessities and we appreciate your help.


Please accept our sincere thanks in donating to our department. If you have the desire to earmark your contribution toward any specific item – such as Bunker gear, helmets, boots, or our new fire station on Storm Mountain, you will be given a chance to note this when you donate through our secure online portal via PayPal. We are pleased to be able to accept donations by credit/debit card or electronic check, and will be notified of your kind donation by email. If you’d prefer, send donations by mail to:

PO Box 97
Drake, CO 80515
Phone (970) 203-0348