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Mission Statement:

Provide professional and reliable emergency services to the community we serve.


Vision – The best DoD Fire and Emergency Services through: Values, Integrity, Strength, Innovation, Organization, and Never ending commitment.

Who we Serve:

           Fort Carson is the Department of Defense’s choice, innovative and second largest Army installation. The main installation is located in central Colorado, bordering the city of Colorado Springs to the north and extends thirty miles to the south. Pinon Canyon, Army’s second largest tactical training area that is satellite to Ft Carson, is approximately 150 miles south of Fort Carson near Trinidad Colorado.  Our jurisdiction covers 630 sq. miles (402,000 acres). The installation serves a population of over 100,000 people.  Fort Carson is the home to the 4th Infantry Division, 10th Special Forces, and a host of other military elements. The installation’s main urban area consists of shops, malls, restaurants, schools, daycare facilities, administrative buildings, motor pool maintenance facilities, a hospital, family residential neighborhoods, and troop dormitories.  The rural areas include one main airfield; two satellite airfields and a vast landscape of special tactical and live ordinance military training areas. 

What We Do:

     Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services (FCFES) is committed to providing the best and most progressive emergency services to the community.  We are held as an innovative leader in Army fire protection. A vast amount of awards have been bestowed us, to include Army’s Top Fire Department in 1999, 2003 and IMCOM West Fire Department of the Year in 2009. Not only do we provide service to our own community, we regularly provide support to the surrounding communities though automatic and mutual aid agreements.

Services provided include:

E-911 (communications)

Fire Suppression

Emergency Medical Services

Heavy Rescue

Aircraft Crash Fire Rescue

Hazardous Material Response

Wildland fire suppression

Wildland prescribed fire fuel management

Fire Prevention

Fire & Emergency Service Training


How we do it:

  Service is provided from five strategically located fire stations, one training/logistics center and administration building.

Station 31

Engine Company, Heavy Rescue, Type 6 Brush unit mobile breathing air unit and Shift Commander

Station 32

Engine Company, Truck Company, Haz-Mat Company

Station 33

Engine (Crash) Company, Aircraft Crash Company, Water Tender

Station 34

Type 3 Interface Engine Company and Type 6 Brush unit

Station 35

Type 3 Interface Engine Company, Aircraft Crash unit, Type 6 Brush unit

Training/Logistics Center

Training Chief and Captain, Incident Support Unit, Collapse Rescue unit, Reserve Engine, Two Backup Type 6 Brush units and a backup Water Tender

Administration Building

Fire Chief, Admin. Assistant, Chief Inspector, Three Inspectors

Our professional, caring and dedicated personnel make the service we provide number one. Their innovative vision, desire and skills have made us a very progressive leader in Department of Defense (DoD) Fire Service worldwide.  Our personnel are kept in the finest, state of the art apparatus and equipment.  Many programs, adopted DoD wide, are born here. Special programs and involvement with other agencies keep our personnel on the cutting edge.  

We operate with two shifts on a true Kelly day schedule. Staffing level is approximately thirty personnel per shift. Communications, training, fire prevention and administration function on other various shifts and schedules.    


Army Fire Department of the Year 2003

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                                                                                   This Web Site was last updated on 02 April 2007