Fire Chief Bryan Jack announces his retirement

Tonight, with mixed emotions, the Black Forest Fire/Rescue Protection
District Board of Directors has the honor of announcing the retirement of
Chief Bryan Jack on May 1, 2019. After 25 years serving our region in the
fire service, we wish Chief Jack and his family the best of luck in his new
endeavors in the private sector. Please join us in congratulating the Jack
Family and wishing them well.

Fire Danger:

Red Flag

US Forest Service Fire Assessment System

Weather:

Next Regular Board Meeting

April 24th, 2019 @ 7:00 pm Station 1


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.

Social Media

7 days ago
Per latest update from OEM (Office of Emergency Management):
Updated forecast, 6-12” of snow between the hours of 2000-0200. Please stay off the roads and get home safely. Now. https://t.co/ltCChBEP2f
BlackForestFD photo
El Paso County PIO @epcpio
Conditions have severely deteriorated on the north side of the county. This is a look at conditions near Interquest and Voyager. Visibility is low and snow is starting to accumulate. #AprilBlizzard https://t.co/4GLj81A8Wt
1 week ago
High Fire Danger today followed by potential for white out conditions Wednesday evening. Today avoid any activity that can send a spark flying while you’re prepping your home, animals, and vehicles for blizzard conditions tomorrow. https://t.co/M3dvpQCkfW
BlackForestFD photo
Matt Meister @TheWxMeister
Here's a timeline of what to expect north of Colorado Springs on Wednesday. Don't be caught off guard by the nice start. If you go to Denver in the morning, it will be tough to get home. #cowx https://t.co/PSJKdhMlX3

Events Calendar

Regular Board Meeting

Wednesday, April 24th, 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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