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When you see one of our ambulances or fire engines with all its lights on, please pull over to the right as far as you safely can. That simple step helps us quickly get to the people who need help, and keeps us all safer on the road.
Help us to help you! If you ever need an ambulance, one of these simple forms can save time and improve your care.
Our Notice of Privacy Practices describes the procedures our Ambulance Service uses to protect your health information, and explains your legal rights. It's easy to get a copy of Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District’sNotice of Privacy Practices.Click here to learn how
At the August 20 regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District, Board Chairman Rick McMorran read a statement regarding Fire Chief Bob Harvey. Click here to download the complete statement.
El Paso County has just released an excellent short video, "Mitigating the Pines," created by county videographer Nancy Nelsen. In less than 20 minutes, you'll learn why the 2013 fire was so intense, and why forest residents must work together to create a safer and healthier forest.
The International Fire Code, 2009 version, does not apply to residential construction in the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District, as well as six other fire protection districts. As a result, Black Forest/Fire Rescue does not review plans on residential construction (home replacement or new homes) when the structure includes four or fewer dwelling units. Click here for more details.
A new video from the Pikes Peak Wildfire Prevention Partners (PPWPP) shows that many Black Forest homes were saved because of homeowners' fire mitigation efforts. Click here to see this excellent video.
The members of PPWPP were also instrumental in conducting a scientific analysis of the effects of fire mitigation on home survivability during the Black Forest Fire. Their findings are summarized in a report to the Governor, which is posted on the PPWPP web site. To read this important report, please go to: www.ppwpp.org
If your home survived the fire, or if you live outside the fire perimeter, it's never been more important to create survivable space around your home, and reduce the number of trees on your land.
To help your home survive the next wildfire, and improve your forest's health, click here to explore our large collection of wildfire preparedness information.
It takes a community to save our Forest! Learn to be part of the solution.
Many Black Forest homes have no house numbers, or numbers that are hard to see - especially in rain, snow or smoke. If you need to improve your numbers, you can now get these simple high-visibility house number signs at Station One.
The numbers are 4 inches tall, reflective and are installed on both sides of the post. They are designed to take an impact of over 60 MPH and bounce back. The cost is $25.00, installed. If you lost your home in the Black Forest Fire, your sign is FREE and we will install it for you. Order yours by calling Station One at 495-4300, or stop in to sign up. Payment can be made at the station or arrangements made to collect on installment at the home (exact amount please).
These number signs are not required, but can help our members find you quickly when minutes matter.