Silver Plume Volunteer Fire Department, formed in 1886 in Clear Creek County.
In 1989, the Silver Plume Volunteer Fire Department signed an intergovernmental agreement with the Clear Creek Emergency Services General Improvement District (ESD), which was formed in 1988 by the voters in the unincorporated areas of Clear Creek County. As a participant with the ESD, Silver Plume contributed to the consolidated fire protection effort in Clear Creek County through intergovernmental agreements with with Idaho Springs, Georgetown, Empire, and Silver Plume.
In 1998 Silver Plume became part of the Clear Creek Fire Authority, which is presently the governmental entity responsible for providing fire protection in Clear Creek County. (Info provided by Clear Creek Fire Authority)