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Wildland Fire Management

General Information

El Paso County Wildland Fire Management is a combination of career and volunteer members comprised of citizens from El Paso County and the surrounding areas dedicated to saving lives and property that are affected by fire. The crew members come from all walks of life to assist in these endeavors.

Members are highly trained, hard-working individuals give their time in protecting the citizens of El Paso County. The fire season in Colorado is year around and Wildland Fire Management members are available 24-7 to provide suppression efforts. Additionally members provide mitigation and hazard fuels removal, prescription burns and public education. During major weather events team members have been called upon to assist El Paso County OEM with search and rescue and clearing roads of debris.

The Wildland Fire Crew has responded to and assisted in suppressing wildland fires in El Paso County and surrounding areas for 26 years. These fires are as small as camp fires and small lightning strike fires to major  wildland fires including the Hayman fire 2002, the Waldo Canyon fire 2012, the Black Forest Fire in 2013, and the 117 Fire in 2018.  Wildland Fire Management assists all area cooperators including the United States Forest Service, the Bureau of Land Management, the Colorado State Forest Service and the Department of Defense.