The information in this section has a wide variety of resources available through the Falcon Fire Protection District and other organizations in El Paso County. The Protection District offers classes, presentations, blood pressure checks, address signs, amongst other items.
Falcon Fire helps companies and organizations that wish to create a building evacuation plan or to conduct a fire drill. Falcon Fire will meet with representatives to help establish a plan, provide advice on the most effective means of evacuation, or actually stand by during a staged fire drill. To schedule the Fire/Evacuation Drills, contact the Public Education department at (719) 495-4050.
Falcon Fire will send a fire apparatus to public events such as parades or festivals upon request, as availability allows. Please provide at least two weeks advance notice so that an apparatus can be scheduled. Firefighters can explain features of the apparatus, talk about the job of firefighting, and provide safety information. They generally have stickers available for children and fire safety pamphlets for adults who request them. To schedule an apparatus, contact the Public Education department at (719) 495-4050. Please note that appearances are not guaranteed.
Firefighters can do a presentation on fire safety, a career in firefighting, or a related topic. To arrange a Falcon Fire crew member to visit a group function, simply contact the Public Education department by calling (719) 495-4050. A minimum group size of 25 is required. It is recommended that speakers be requested at least two weeks before the event. This is a free service. Upon request, Falcon Fire crews will also participate in local health fairs or expositions with an exhibition booth. A firefighter will staff the booth, which features a static display highlighting fire and life safety, and be available to answer questions.
For information on fire and life safety presentations to Falcon area schools including day care facilities, see School Presentations.
Firefighters visit schools within the Falcon service area to deliver a message on fire and life safety; the presentations are divided into two separate formats targeted at specific age groups. All age groups are taught the dangers of playing with fire, what to do in case of a fire, and the importance of smoke alarms. Early childhood, kindergarten, 1-2 grade classes are taught fire safety and tour an actual fire truck. Older children receive messages that reinforce proper fire safety techniques, and introduces students to first aid, cooking safety and arson awareness.
Firefighters also will schedule visits to local day care facilities upon request. They share basic fire safety information with children and show them the fire engine and what a firefighter looks like in bunker (firefighting) gear. The presentation focuses on teaching children that firefighters are their friends, not to play with matches and lighters, and how to safely exit the home in case of fire.
To schedule a presentation, call the Public Education department at (719) 495-4050.
Falcon Fire will accommodate visits to fire stations for small groups. Although no minimum number of visitors is required, this service is provided most often to scout troops and school groups. Normal hours for station visits are 9-11 a.m. and 1-6 p.m. Visitors are provided with a station tour, then can view the fire apparatus and ask firefighters questions about their job, fire safety, the station and the Falcon Fire Protection District. To arrange a station tour, contact the Public Education department at (719) 495-4050 to schedule at least a week in advance.
Falcon Fire is pleased to offer free blood pressure checks to our community. Please stop in at Fire Station 1 located at 12072 Royal County Downs Road, Station 3 located at 7020 Old Meridian Road, or Station 4 at 2710 Capital Drive during regular business hours.
Falcon Fire offers community CPR classes to those interested in becoming certified by the American Heart Association. Please contact the public education department at (719) 495-4050 to sign up for a class.
El Paso - Teller County 911 utilizes a notification system called Peak Alerts to warn residents of evacuations and shelter in place warnings in their area. To sign up for Peak Alerts, go the their website here.
Our Protection District distributes El Paso County Water Test Kits (both bacteriological and inorganic ions) for water testing to ensure water quality meets Colorado Primary Drinking Water Regulations. We have kits available for free at our Station 3, 7030 Old Meridian Road. Please note, we only provide the testing kits. We do not test the water samples.