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About us

We're a group of neighbors from the Lyons, Colorado area who are volunteering to help us all become better prepared to help each other deal with any future emergencies.

Preparing our neighborhoods

We're working to create groups of people in each of our neighborhoods (see map below) within the Lyons Fire Protection District to coordinate our preparation and response to any kind of emergency that may impact us, for example, heavy rains and flooding, major snow storms, wildfires, and so on.

Initial focus: Communication

Our initial focus is to create voluntary communication trees so that we can quickly share information in case of an emergency. To achieve this, we are distributing emergency radios to the points of contacts in the participating neighborhoods.

This is important when an emergency situation is evolving rapidly, especially if normal communication channels aren't functioning well, such as when we lost phones, cell service, and power/internet during the 2013 flood.

Getting messages to everyone quickly

The idea is that the incident commander from the Lyons Fire District or the Boulder County Sheriff's Office can send critical messages and updates to and receive messages from a point of contact in each neighborhood. That person can then distribute the messages to a small team of people in the neighborhood, who can in turn share it with all participating neighbors. This ensures that these messages get to as many people as possible within a short period of time.

Want to volunteer to help out in your neighborhood?

We're still looking for volunteers in some of our neighborhoods, including Town West of the River (Confluence and Ewald), Lonestar, X Bar 7 / Blue Mountain Trail, and Eagle Canyon. If you'd like to participate in the communication tree for your neighborhood or as a neighborhood point of contact, please contact us at info@LyonsPrepared.com.

For more information about becoming a Lyons Prepared volunteer neighborhood point of contact member, please see our Membership page.


Lyons Prepared: An introduction

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Our neighborhoods

These are our defined Lyons Prepared neighborhoods. Tap map to view larger.

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The neighborhoods are defined solely based on the ability to effectively share emergency communications within an area, so the boundaries may not reflect actual neighborhood, property, or legal definitions. This is a work in progress and may be adjusted.

= MURS radio in neighborhood. For more info about radios: More » Communication.

 Neighborhood Point of Contact
1  Town West of the River: Confluence and Ewald (Red)
2  Town North of the River: Downtown, Upper 5th, and Steamboat Valley (Yellow)  Aaron Caplan, Keith Roussil
3  Town South of the River: Lyons Valley Park and  Lyons Valley Village (Blue)
 Sara Erickson, Joycelyn Fankhouser
4  Lyons Park Estates, Old St. Vrain Rd, and Red Gulch Rd (Green)
 Jenni McDade
5  Eagle Valley Dr, Stone Canyon Dr, and Eagle Ridge Rd (Green)
 Joe Lampe
 Lower Longmont Dam Road (Blue)
 Ken Feldman, Gayle Gordon
 Upper Longmont Dam Road (Blue)  Ken Feldman, Gayle Gordon
 South St Vrain and CR 69 (Yellow)
 Hwy 7 southwest of Old St Vrain Rd (Yellow)
8  Eastern Corridor - N. Foothills/Ute Hwy (Orange)
9  Apple Valley Road (Green)
 Spring Gulch (Orange)
 Linda Vahrenkamp, Laurie Miller, Stephen Kane
 Beech Hill Valley (Blue)
 Buster Ranch and Sunship (Yellow)
 Kristen Westhoff, John Tuley
 Lonestar (Green)
11-W  Stagecoach Trail (Orange - west side)  Smita Skrivanek
11-E  Blue Mountain Trail (Red - east side)
 Ben Herr, Mimi Wesson
12  Dakota Ridge (Blue)
 Bryan Roberts
 Hwy 36 west of Blue Mtn Rd (Yellow) 
 Shannon Davis
 Indian Lookout Rd, River Bend, and Planet Bluegrass (Blue)
 Eagle Canyon and Groover Drive (Red)

We are still seeking volunteers to serve as points of contact for these neighborhoods.
1) Town West of the River: Confluence and Ewald (Red)
7-1) South St Vrain and CR 69 (Yellow)
7-2) Hwy 7 southwest of Old St Vrain Rd (Yellow)
8) Eastern Corridor - N. Foothills/Ute Hwy (Orange)
9) Apple Valley Road (Green)
10-1) Beech Hill Valley (Blue)
10-3) Lonestar (Green)
14) Indian Lookout Rd, River Bend, and Planet Bluegrass (Blue)
15) Eagle Canyon and Groover Drive (Red)

Mission · Emergency info · Preparedness · More

About us · Communication · News

Contact us: info @ lyonsprepared.com