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 assessed value of approximately $3.25 billion.
Black Forest Fire Rescue is a full-time career department comprised of 28 professional Firefighters and an Adminstrative Officer. 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.
Black Forest Fire Rescue is also a strong community partner providing fire mitigation assessments, public education and awareness which include CPR and First Aid classes. We started the high-visibility address post program to assist homeowners in addressing their residence to make it easier to locate them in an emergency.