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Next Regular Board Meeting

October 23rd, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Station 1

Please note that the October Board Meeting will be on the 4th Wednesday.



Press Release Regarding SAFER Grant

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Press Release on Ballot Initiative
6C

Black Forest taxpayers have entrusted the Fire District Board of Directors with a significant responsibility: to maintain an effective fire and EMS response model for the community in a fiscally responsible manner. We extend our sincerest gratitude to the citizens of Black Forest Fire Rescue
Protection District for the passage of Ballot Initiative 6C.

The Fire District Board of Directors and Department Officers have developed a strategic plan; and, thanks to your support, we can and will implement it beginning in 2020 when, based on the 6C ballot initiative language, additional funding becomes available to the district.

Starting in 2020 the district will:

  • Fund a long-term apparatus replacement schedule to allow for a timely replacement of fire
    trucks and ambulances
  • Fully staff station #2 with an emergency response duty crew
  • Attract and retain experienced, additional, first responders
  • Continue to maintain timely emergency services and response.

Your safety and welfare have been and always will be our number one priority. We sincerely thank you for your support in helping us accomplish our mission.

PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE OF MEETING DATE OF THE
BLACK FOREST FIRE/RESCUE PROTECTION DISTRICT

BLACK FOREST FIRE/RESCUE PROTECTION DISTRICT
11445 TEACHOUT ROAD
BLACK FOREST, CO 80908
(719) 495-4300
PUBLIC NOTICE OF CHANGE OF MEETING DATE
BOARD OF DIRECTORS OF THE
BLACK FOREST FIRE/RESCUE PROTECTION DISTRICT

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that the regular meeting for the month of October 2019 of the Board of Directors of the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection District, of the County of El Paso, State of Colorado, will be held on October 23rd, 2019, beginning at 7:00 p.m., at the Black Forest fire station, 11445 Teachout Road, Black Forest, CO. Subsequent regular meetings will be held on the normally scheduled third Wednesday of every month. All Board meetings are open to the public.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, this notice is given and duly posted pursuant to statute this 11th day of October, 2019.
BLACK FOREST FIRE/RESCUE PROTECTION DISTRICT
By /s/ Donna Arkowski, Secretary

Posted in the office of the County Clerk and Recorder of El Paso County, CO and in at least three public places within the limits of the special district listed above.
Removal date: October 24th, 2019

Social Media


Red Flag Warning for the Black Forest area today until 1800 hours. https://t.co/h0vQ1QpzC3
BlackForestFD photo
NWS Boulder @NWSBoulder
A Red Flag Warning in in effect for this afternoon and early evening. Please refrain from outdoor burning! #COwx https://t.co/uYOmcoHfYp

Good morning Black Forest residents. The smell of smoke in the area is likely due to a fire in Fremont County. As always, if you see flames, dial 911.

Black Forest Fire Rescue has taken delivery of a 2019 SVI Rescue Pumper. It holds 750 gallons with a 1,500 gpm pump. Thank you @svitrucks. https://t.co/FusF21K6n4 BlackForestFD photo

Events Calendar

Regular Board Meeting

Wednesday, October 23rd, 2019
Station No. 1 at 7:00 p.m.

11445 Teachout Road

Black Forest taxpayers entrust the Fire Districts Board of Directors with a significant responsibility; to maintain an effective fire and EMS response model for the community while doing so in the most fiscally responsible manner.

Unlike other elected officials, our focus is singular: Fire/EMS. Being able to focus on one mission has allowed us to truly evaluate the needs of our community and to be extremely judicious with your tax dollars. We have developed a strategic plan and we will need your help to implement it.

With all of the growth in the district and the way our revenue streams are determined, we will be asking for a mill levy increase this fall. We are accountable to you, the community, and we ask you to join us at our town hall/board meeting to hear our plans and to question us on the reasoning for this request.

The community can only have the fire protection and EMS service it is willing to pay for. It is your department and it should reflect your values. Please join us.

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