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TO WHOM IT MAY CONCERN, and particularly to the electors of the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District (“District”) of El Paso County, Colorado.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a regular election of the District shall be held on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time, two (2) directors will be elected to serve 4-year terms.

Eligible electors of the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District interested in serving on the board of directors may obtain a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form from the District Designated Election Official (DEO):

Melissa Bottorff, Designated Election Official 11445 Teachout Road, Fire Station One Colorado Springs, CO 80908 (719) 495-4300

The office of the DEO is open Monday through Friday, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The deadline to submit a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form is the close of business on Friday, February 26, 2016. If the DEO determines that a Self-Nomination and Acceptance form is not sufficient, the eligible elector who submitted the form may amend the form once, at any time, prior to the close of business on the day of the deadline. Affidavit of Intent to Be A Write-In-Candidate forms must be submitted to the office of the DEO by the close of business on Monday, February 29, 2016.

NOTICE IS FURTHER GIVEN, an application for an absentee ballot shall be filed with the DEO no later than the close of business on Friday, April 29, 2016.

BLACK FOREST FIRE/RESCUE PROTECTION DISTRICT By /s/ Melissa Bottorff Designated Election Official


A call to the community for resources

Black Forest Fire Rescue is looking to partner with community members who have equipment that may be deployed during a disaster. After the fire of June 2013, it became apparent that many folks wanted to assist and had their own equipment, but there was not a plan in place to use those assets.

Black Forest has faced many issues in the past, including the fire, blizzards, floods and others. With the cooperation and support of the board of directors, the chief and many community members, we are looking to have a plan in place should another emergency occur.

If you have equipment that could be deployed and you are willing to operate that equipment under the authority of the fire department, please contact Chief Bryan Jack at Fire Station 1. He can be reached at 495-4300. 

Details of the Action Plan are being worked out with input from the department and community members who may want to participate.

budget sustainability PP
Regular Board Meeting 
Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2016
Station No. 1 @ 7 p.m.

Please remember to register for emergency notifications

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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.

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