Fire and Emergency Services
Who We Are
Fort Carson is one of the Department of Defense’s ten largest Army installations. The main installation is located in central Colorado, bordering the cities of Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), the Army’s second largest tactical training area, is a satellite to Ft Carson. PCMS is approximately 150 miles south of Fort Carson near Model, 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.
Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services (FCF&ES) is committed to providing the best and most progressive emergency services to the community. We are known 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.
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 equipped with 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.
Operations personnel are assigned to a seven platoon schedule; each firefighter works 72 hours a week by completing 48 hour shifts. Minimum staffing level is approximately thirty personnel per day. The Emergency Communication Center is staffed 24/7 by personnel working twelve hour shifts. Our Fire Prevention Branch is staffed 0700-1700 each day with on call Fire Investigators available 24/7.