Insurance Information for Homeowners

The following information will assist homeowners and insurance agents in determining the capabilities of the Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District.

To Determine if you are in The Black Forest Fire Rescue Protection District go to the County Assessor Page  and perform a parcel search with your address and then go to taxing entities and look under Fire Department. If it says Black Forest Fire Rescue, you are in our district.

  • Black Forest Fire Rescue is a career department with 27 career Firefighters, 1 Administrative Officer, 1 part-time emergency vehicle technician, 7 temporary wildland technicians and a small contingent of volunteer EMS personnel. BFFR operates three rotating 24 hour shifts with 8 firefighters per shift.
  • Black Forest has an ISO Fire Rating of 5 within the entire protection district.
  • Our average response time within the district is 8.77 minutes
  • Our initial response to a structure fire is 2 engines, 1 tender, and a command officer. Both engines have 750 gallons of water each and 1500 gpm pumps. The tender provides an additional 2000 gallons of water. This response provides a fire flow of 250 gpm for the first 10 minutes.
  • Upon arrival of automatic aid companies from our neighboring agencies, we can anticipate an additional 2 engines (1ooo gal), 2 tenders (4000 gal) for an additional fire flow of 250 gpm for an additional 16 minutes. This is until the hauled water shuttle system is established, and we can achieve a continuous hauled water supply.
  • Black Forest has a limited hydrant system within the district. If the home is within 1000 feet of a working hydrant the ISO Fire Rating of 4.
  • Black Forest Fire Rescues primary firefighting water source is hauled water. This is accomplished through firefighting water cisterns, dry hydrants in ponds, and use of the limited hydrants within the district.
  • Black Forest Fire Rescue has two stations which are staffed 24/7.
    • BFFR station #1, Located at 11445 Teachout road Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908
    • BFFR station # 2, Located at 16465 Ridge Run Drive, Colorado Springs, Colorado 80908
  • Our average initial response is 8 Firefighters and 1 command level officer. Our automatic aid partners provide an additional 8-10 Firefighters and an additional 1-2 command level officers. Additional personnel and apparatus are requested (mutual aid) as needed to support operations.