York Gulch Volunteer Fire Department, formed in 1989, and was the oldest fire department in Clear Creek County.
In 1989, the York Gulch 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, York Gulch 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 York Gulch 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)