ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Falcon Fire Protection District (FFPD) is composed entirely of unincorporated areas of El Paso County, Colorado’s most populous county. The District has no organized towns or cities.

The District is governed by a five-member, publicly-elected Board of Directors who may serve up to two consecutive four-year terms. The Department is managed by a career Fire Chief and a Deputy Chief of Operations. The Department is a combination department, meaning it is staffed with career (paid) firefighter/emergency medical technicians (EMTs) as well as reserve (volunteer) firefighter/EMTs. 

The Department responds to about 2,000+ calls annually within 113 square miles of unincorporated El Paso County. It serves more than 30,000 residents and protects more than 15,500 structures with a 2014 market value of $3.1 billion.

The Department operates from four stations for the protection of its citizens and businesses.

  • Station 1, the newest station, is at Meridian Ranch Boulevard and Stapleton Road. It is staffed 24/7 with two to three firefighters on each of the three shifts.
  • Station 2, on North Meridian Road in the north end of the District, is not staffed.
  • Station 3 (also Headquarters), at Old Meridian Road and Highway 24, is staffed by two to three Falcon firefighter/EMTs.
  • Station 6, on Jones Road in the east end of the District, is not staffed.
  • A fifth station, which will be designated as Station 4, is under construction on Capital Drive, north of Constitution Avenue, in the southwest section of the District. It is scheduled to open in March 2017 and will be staffed 24/7.

As of February 1, 2017, FFPD has an Insurance insurance rating (ISO) of Class 3 for all residential properties located within five road miles of any FFPD or Automatic Aid partner fire stations, regardless of proximity to a fire hydrant. ISO Class 10 applies to residential properties located more than five road miles from an FFPD or Automatic Aid fire station.

The FFPD is supported by a property tax rate of 8.612 mills. The highly efficient volunteer-based combination department saves tax payers thousands of dollars over other full-time staffed fire districts in El Paso County, something the board of directors, administrators ,and firefighters accomplish with a great deal of pride.

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Historical Background

The Falcon Volunteer Fire Department was organized in 1975 and incorporated on March 3, 1977 by a group of volunteers who saw a need in the community. The Department owned and operated the assets of the department until the formation of the Falcon Fire Protection District, a special district under the statutes of the state of Colorado, in 1981. 

 Falcon 1977

 The First Ten Years