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 Falcon Fire Department is managed by a career Fire Chief and a Deputy Chief of Operations. It is staffed primarily with career (paid) firefighter/emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and uses reserve (volunteer) firefighter/EMTs to augment staffing. 

The District covers 113 square miles of unincorporated El Paso County. It serves more than 66,300 people (per El Paso County Assessor, Oct. 2018) and protects more than 16,100 structures with a 2018 estimated market value of $4.2 billion.

Falcon F.D. operates from five stations:

  • Station 1, the newest station, is at Meridian Ranch Boulevard and Stapleton Road. It is staffed 24/7.
  • 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 24/7.
  • Station 4, located on Capital Drive north of Constitution Avenue in the southwest section of the District, is staffed 24/7.
  • Station 6, on Jones Road in the east end of the District, is not staffed.

As of February 1, 2017, FFPD has an Insurance Services Office (ISO) rating 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 primarily by a property tax rate of 8.612 mills. The District does not receive funding from El Paso County or the State of Colorado. The District board of directors and administrators work hard to utilize taxpayer funds as efficiently as possible while still providing effective emergency services to the Falcon community. 

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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

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