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 its own assets until the formation of the Falcon Fire Protection District, a special district under the statutes of the state of Colorado, in 1981
Today, the Falcon Fire Protection District is divided into 6 subdistricts and proudly serves more than 66,300 citizens (per El Paso County Assessor, Oct. 2018). With borders extending from Peyton Highway on the east, to County Line Road on the north, to one-half mile west of Marksheffel Road on the west and one mile north of Colorado Highway 94 on the south, our 113-square-mile fire district protects more than 16,100 structures with a 2018 market value of $4.2 billion. Nearly 82 percent of the structures within the District are residential, 2.2 percent are commercial buildings, and the remainder are non-commercial or non-residential outbuildings. The Falcon Fire Protection District (FFPD) responds to approximately 4,000 calls for service annually.
Though sometimes used interchangeably, the "Falcon Fire Department" is officially a fire protection district that has its own board of directors and sources of revenue separate from a municipality.