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Important Public Information 

It has been brought to the attention of the fire district that individuals have been soliciting funds door to door on behalf of the Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District. Black Forest Fire Rescue does not solicit funds nor will we ever solicit funds going door to door. If any individuals come to your door and attempt to solicit funds for Black Forest Fire Rescue, do not give them any money and immediately contact the Sheriffs office at 719-390-5555. If you have any questions please contact the fire station at 719-495-4300

 

 

 


 

Job Announcement

Firefighter-Paramedic 

Black Forest fire Rescue is currently accepting applications for the position of Firefighter / Paramedic. Closing date for this position is November 23, 2016 at 5:00 pm, with testing and interview dates to be announced after closing. For more information and to view the job announcement, click on the link below. Applications may be turned in at Black Forest Fire Rescue station 1 located at 11445 Teachout Road Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908. 

Black Forest Fire Rescue Paramedic position announcement

 

 

 


 

 

 

EL PASO COUNTY STAGE 1 FIRE BAN IN PLACE 

EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 18TH 2016

Due to the continued dry conditions and the National Weather Service forecast for continued dry and warmer than normal conditions, resulting in very high to extreme fire danger ratings, Deputy Fire Warden John Padgett has ordered Stage I Fire Restrictions for all of the unincorporated areas of El Paso County.  The Stage I Fire Restrictions shall go into effect immediately and the following are prohibited:

 

1.      Open burning, excepting fires and campfires within permanently constructed fire grates in developed

         campgrounds and picnic grounds; charcoal grills and wood burning stoves at private residences in areas

         cleared of all flammable materials.

 

2.      The sale or use of fireworks.

 

3.      Outdoor smoking except within an enclosed vehicle or building, a developed recreation site or while stopped

         in an area at least three feet in diameter that is barren or cleared of all flammable materials. 

 

The Stage I Restrictions shall remain in effect until such time the restrictions are modified pursuant to El Paso County Ordinance #15-001.

 

The full text of Ordinance #15-001 can be found by visiting: http://bcc2.elpasoco.com/bocc/agendas/Resolutions/2015/Ordinance%202015/15-001%20Open%20Burning.pdf.

 

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MR 16-129


 

BLACK FOREST FIRE/RESCUE PROTECTION DISTRICT

                                                                      11445 TEACHOUT ROAD

                                                               COLORADO SPRINGS, CO 80908

                                                               (719) 495-4300; FAX (719) 495-7504

  

        NOTICE AS TO PROPOSED BUDGET HEARING

     Notice is hereby given that a proposed budget has been submitted to the Board of Directors for the ensuing year of 2017; that a copy of such proposed budget has been filed at the Black Forest Fire Station at 11445 Teachout Road, where same is open for public inspection; that such proposed budget will be considered in a public hearing at the next regular board meeting on Wednesday, October 12th, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.  This meeting will be held at the Black Forest Fire Station, 11445 Teachout Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80908.

           

Any interested elector within such Black Forest Fire Protection District may inspect the proposed budget and file or register any objections thereto at any time prior to the final adoption of the budget.

 

                      

                                                            BLACK FOREST FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT

                                                                                             By /s/ Jack Hinton, Treasurer

 


 


budget sustainability PP
Regular Board Meeting 
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016
Station No. 1 @ 7 p.m.

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If you need us, can we find you?

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 get these simple high-visibility house number signs at Station One.

The numbers are 4 inches tall, reflective, and 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 your sign by calling Station One at 495-4300, or stop in to sign up. Payment can be made at the station or arrangements can be 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.

Calls for service...

2016 Emergency calls through: 11/16/16

787

 

2015
total
calls:
1,003

 

2014
total
calls:
839

 

 2013
total
calls:

1,137

 

 

2012 total calls:
858

 

2011 total calls:
777

 

2010 total calls:
882