Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District covers approximately 52 square miles and provides service to approximately 40,000 friends and neighbors. Primarily a residential community with some light commercial, the department protects approximately 5,500 structures along with another 1,700 properties with a total market value of approximately $4.77 billion.
Black Forest Fire Rescue is a full-time career department comprised of 30 professional Firefighters, an Administrative Officer, a Director of Public Relations, and a part-time Emergency Vehicle Technician. The department provides structural firefighting, wildland firefighting, technical rescue, and EMS transport among many other services. BFFR is a mutual and automatic aid partner for agencies within El Paso County, Douglas County, and the State of Colorado.