Mission

Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services provides sustained professional Law Enforcement, Security and Access Control, Emergency Communications, and Fire and Emergency Services, in order to maintain a safe and secure environment for Soldiers, Family Members and Civilians of the Fort Carson Military Community.

Vision

Fort Carson Directorate of Emergency Services is a forward-thinking, highly respected, and values-based organization providing industry standard emergency services for the Fort Carson Military Community.

  • Leadership

    LTC McNellis
    LTC McNellis (DES)
    Mr. Oxendine
    Mr. Oxendine (DES)
    MSG Feigum
    MSG Feigum (DES SGM)

Security and Access Control Division

Mission

Responsible for the development and maintenance of a practical, economical and effective Physical Security and Access Control program to protect government resources IAW AR 190-13

Vision

The best Directorate of Emergency Services in the Department of Defense through Values, Integrity, Strength, Innovation, Organization and a Never Ending Commitment to our customers.

Mailing Address
Security and Access Control Division
7337 Osan Street Bldg. 2757 Mod 1 Fort Carson, CO 80913

Physical Address
Bldg. 2757 Mod 1
(Intersection of Barkley Ave. and Osan St.)

Physical Security Branch Missions

The Physical Security Branch conducts PS operations in support of the Senior Commander's protection program.

  • Physical security compliance inspections
  • Installation physical security survey
  • Asset vulnerability assessment
  • Construction design reviews
  • Work order review
  • Security training
    • Fort Cason Physical Security Course
    • PS portion of the Armorer’s Course
    • Commander’s/1SG Pre-command Course
    • Installation interior guard briefings

Intigrated Commercial Intrusion Detection System (ICIDS)

The ICIDS section is responsible for the planning, development, installation, monitoring and maintenance of Fort Carson’s ICIDS alarm system. ICIDS policy is addressed in paragraph 9-2 of Army Regulation 190-13, the Army Physical Security Program. The ICIDS alarm monitoring station is open 24/7, and is located at building 2757 Mod 1.

Gate/VCC Locations, Services, & Hours of Operation

  • Gate 1: Nelson Boulevard east of Colorado Highway 115., open 24/7
  • Gate 2: O’Connell Boulevard east of Colorado Highway 115., open Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. (Currently Closed)
  • Gate 3: Chiles Avenue south of Academy Boulevard. This gate is the primary commercial vehicle gate, open 24/7
  • Gate 4: Barkley Avenue south of Academy Boulevard, open 24/7
  • Gate 5: Titus Boulevard east of Colorado Highway 115, open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Gate 6: Wilderness Road, east of Colorado Highway 115, open Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Gate 19: Eassayons Road, west of Charter Oak Ranch Road, open Monday-Friday 5 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  • Gate 20: Magrath Avenue west of I-25, open 24/7

Gate 1 VCC

  • Building 6012, located on Nelson Boulevard just east of Colorado Highway 115, immediately outside of Gate 1.
  • Open seven days a week from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Services Provided:
    • Issuance of Visitor/Contractor/Vendor access passes/badges
    • Enrollment into the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) program
    • NCIC checks for personnel requesting a DA Form 1602

Gate 3 VCC

  • Located inside the Gate 3 guard house on Chiles Avenue south of Academy boulevard
  • Open 24/7
  • Services Provided:
    • Commercial vehicle and one time installation access processing NOTE: Access passes/badges are not issued at this location

Visitor, Contractor, and Vendor Access Process

Vetting Process

All personnel who are requesting unescorted access to Fort Carson and not in possession of a DOD ID card or installation pass/badge will undergo a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) background check. This check involves verifying the individual’s identify and checking their criminal history. Personnel who have any of the following disqualifying factors will be denied access to the installation.

  • The NCIC-III check contains criminal information about the individual that causes the senior commander to determine that the individual presents a potential threat to the good order, discipline, or health and safety of the installation.
  • The installation is unable to verify the individual’s claimed identify based on the reasonable belief that the individual has submitted fraudulent information concerning his or her identity in the attempt to gain access.
  • The individual has a current arrest warrant in NCIC, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • The individual is currently barred from entry or access to a federal installation or facility.
  • The individual has been convicted of crimes encompassing sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, production or possession of child pornography, trafficking in humans, drug possession with intent to sell or drug distribution.
  • The individual has a U.S. conviction of espionage, sabotage, treason, terrorism or murder.
  • The individual is a registered sex offender.
  • The individual has been convicted of a felony within the past 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • The individual has been convicted of a felony firearms or explosives violation.
  • The individual has engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. government by force.
  • The individual is identified in the Terrorist Screening Data Base (TSDB) as a known to be or suspected of being a terrorist or belonging to an organization with known links to terrorism or support of terrorist activity.

NOTE: Fort Carson does not conduct vetting of contractors/vendors for employment purposes.

Pass Request Process

Visitor, Contractor, and Vendor one time entry: Contractors/vendors (large vehicles, over 26,000 pounds) requesting a day pass without a DOD sponsor and visitors requesting a one time entry must go to Gate 3, present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) and manifest or bill of lading. An NCIC III check will be conducted, the vehicle will be inspected and logged. No passes will be issued at Gate 3.

24 hour visitor access pass, without a DOD Sponsor: Visitors/contractors/vendors (small vehicles under 26,000 pounds) requesting a day pass (multiple entries within a 24 hour time period) without a DOD sponsor must go to the Visitor Control Center and present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle). All IDs must be in compliance with the Department of Homeland Security REAL ID Act.

Access pass in excess of 24 hours: Visitors/contractors/vendors requesting reoccurring access in excess of 24 hours must have a DOD sponsor. The sponsor will ensure an FC Form 2036-E is completed on each individual and digitally signed by the government sponsor or agency certifying official. The form will be printed out and given to the individual requesting access. The individual requesting access will then bring the FC Form 2036-E, a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) to the Visitor Control Center. An NCIC III check will be conducted and a pass issued for the requested dates (not to exceed one year or the length of the contract, whichever is shorter).

The FC Form 2036-E is not required for passes between one and 90 days, if the sponsor accompanies the individual to the Visitor Control Center. The sponsor will need to provide his DOD ID card to the servicing clerk.

For passes ranging from 91-365 days, the FC Form 2036-E with a digital signature is required.

Access Denial Waiver

Other Categories of Passes

Pass Request Process
Hunting/Fishing

Visitors requesting reoccurring access for hunting or fishing must go to the Visitor Control Center and present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) and their recreation permit (ISportsman.net). An NCIC check will be conducted and a pass issued for up to 120 days.

Gold Star Family members and survivors

Gold Star Family members and survivors may request reoccurring access to the installation. The Gold Star member or survivor will need to have the FC form 2036-E completed by the Survivor Outreach Services Office (719-526-2069). The Gold Star member or survivor must go to the Visitor Control Center and present a valid state or federally issued photo ID (driver’s license if driving), vehicle registration, proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) and the completed FC Form 2036-E. An NCIC check will be conducted and a pass will be issued. SOS vehicle decals will be issued if requested.

Categories/situations not identified above and special events

Any category or situation not identified above may be directed to the Security and Access Control Division at 719-526-5543

Acceptable Forms of ID for Unescorted Access & Identity Proofing

The following forms of ID are recognized for unescorted installation access:

  • DOD common access card (CAC)
  • DD form 2 A (ACT) (active-duty military identification card)
  • DD form 2 (ACT/RES) (armed forces of the United States – Geneva Conventions Identification Card – active and reserves)
  • DD form 2 (RET) (United States uniformed identification card – retired)
  • DD form 2S (ACT/RES) (armed forces of the United States - Geneva conventions identification card – active and reserve)
  • DD form 2S (RET/RES RET) (United States uniformed identification card – retired and reserve retired)
  • United States government issued authenticated federal PIV credentials
  • DD form 1173 (United States uniformed services identification and privilege card – personnel 18 years old and older
  • DA form 1602 (civilian identification and Gold Star Families – only after NCIC-III check)
  • Fort Carson issued access badge or pass

The following forms of ID are recognized for identity proofing for badge and pass issuance:

  • Valid state-issued driver’s license. All state issued IDs must be in compliance with the Department of Homeland Security REAL ID Act. NOTE: State issued IDs which state “Not Valid for Federal Identification” are not authorized as a form of federal identification for installation access or identity proofing.
  • DA form 1602 (civilian identification and Gold Star Families) The Transportation Security Agency (TSA) issued transportation worker identification credential (TWIC)
  • DD form 2574 (Armed Forces Exchange Services ID and privilege) Air Force (AF) form 354 (civilian ID)
  • DD form 1934 (Geneva Convention ID card for medical and religious personnel)
  • DD form 2764 (US DOD/Uniformed Services civilian Geneva Convention ID)
  • DD form 489 (Geneva Convention ID card for civilians)

Foreign National Visitors

Official Foreign Visitors

Official foreign visitors (subject to the provisions of AR 380-10) may be given unescorted installation access with approval from the 4th Infantry Division Chief of Staff. Contact the MSE G-2 Foreign Disclosure Officer at 719-526-5733 for more information.

Non-Official Foreign Visitors

Non-official foreign visitors must be escorted by a DOD ID card holder at all times while on the installation. Escorts are responsible for the foreign national at all times while on the installation. Escorts must be in the vehicle with the foreign national when driving on the installation.

Automated Installation Entry (AIE)

The Automated Installation Entry (AIE) program is the system of record for automated entry onto Army installations.

AIE provides real time National Crime Information Center (NCIC) wants and warrants checks on the person associated with the ID media being scanned. It also checks the DEERS database to ensure that the ID is valid and has not been reported as lost or stolen. Finally it checks available databases to see if the person associated with that ID has been barred from any DOD installations. This capability greatly enhances the safety and security of the installation.

CAC and Teslin ID cards (Family member or retired IDs) can be registered for system use at either the Gate 1 Visitor Control Center, or at the in-lane podiums at Gates 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 20. Registration usually takes less than a minute and will then allow customers to use the AIE podiums for access.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:If I am a DOD ID card holder will I need to complete this background check?
A: No. If you are a DOD ID card holder, you will be granted access.

Q: If I am a CAC or DOD ID card holder, will I be able to escort people on post if they are in my vehicle? Will those I am escorting be required to show ID at the gates?
A: DOD CAC and ID card holders can escort Non-DOD ID card holders onto the installation. All vehicle occupants 18 years or older will need to be in possession of a state or federally issued photo ID. When the Trusted Traveler Program is in effect, uniformed service members and spouses, DOD employees, and retired uniformed service members and spouses can escort guests without the guest having to show ID. Note: Personnel with a Fort Carson access badge or pass cannot escort non ID card holders.

Q: If I am a DOD ID card holder and I forget my ID on post will I be required to complete this check?
A: Yes. DOD ID card holders who are not in possession of their ID must do one of two things; either contact somebody in your organization to bring you the ID, or process through the VCC.

Q: If I am a military member or spouse will I be able to sponsor an individual to obtain a pass for reasons like at-home child care, therapists, visiting family, babysitters, house cleaners, etc. If so what will the process be?
A: Yes. The sponsor will have to complete the FC Form 2036-E found on the Fort Carson portal. Once the form is digitally signed, the sponsored individual will take it to the VCC to complete NCIC checks and have a pass or badge issued.

Q: What documents are required to request the National Criminal Information Center (NCIC) check?
A: A valid U.S. or state issued photo ID, or U.S. passport is required for access, and to show for identity proof. If the individual is driving a vehicle, it must be a valid driver’s license with current registration and insurance for the vehicle being driven on the installation.

Q: When is the Visitor Control Center open?
A: The Gate 1 Visitor Control Center (VCC) is open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m. seven days a week. The Gate 3 Visitor Control Center (for one time access – no passes or badges issued) is open 24/7.

Q: Our agency cannot digitally sign the FC FM 2036 as required. What do we do?
A: Contact the Security and Access Control Division at 526-5543.

Q: How long is this pass good for?
A: A visitor pass can be issued from one day (24-hour period from date/time of issue) up to 90 days depending on the type of request and sponsorship. An installation access badge will be issued for lengths of 91-365 days, depending on individual access needs/requirements.

Q: Do I have to do this every year for all my employees?
A: Yes. Every time a pass or badge is renewed the employee/visitor will go through the complete request process.

Q: Why can’t I use a passport?
A: You may use a valid U.S. passport for identify proofing at the VCC for the NCIC check; however, if you are driving, you will also be required to provide a valid driver’s license, registration and proof of insurance.

Q: What is the estimated time to complete these checks?
A: Current times are estimated to be 5-7 minutes for background checks and approx. 2-3 minutes to print and issue a pass or badge. These times are after your number is called and you sit down with a clerk. Overall wait times will vary based on the number of customers at the Visitor Control Center.

Q: What if I ride the bus and the other passengers don’t have an ID?
A: The bus driver will be responsible for ensuring that the Non DOD ID riders do not exit the bus while it is on the installation.

Q: What do I do if I’m sponsoring a large event on post?
A: Organizations who are sponsoring large events on post may submit a memorandum through the DES Security and Access Control Division to the garrison commander requesting a “Special Event” waiver. This memorandum needs to include a risk assessment of allowing non-DoD ID card holders unvetted installation access, and what mitigating measures the sponsoring organization is going to do to minimize these risks. The request should be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the event so it can go through the review and staffing process.

Q: If my employee is denied due to an unfavorable NCIC check, how can I get them access? A: You may use the denial waiver process to request access for an employee that is denied due to derogatory information found during the NCIC background checks.

Q: What derogatory information can deny me entry onto Fort Carson?
A: If the NCIC check finds any of the following information you will be denied entry onto Fort Carson:

  • The NCIC-III check contains criminal information about the individual that causes the senior commander to determine that the individual presents a potential threat to the good order, discipline, or health and safety of the installation.
  • The installation is unable to verify the individual’s claimed identify based on the reasonable belief that the individual has submitted fraudulent information concerning his or her identity in the attempt to gain access.
  • The individual has a current arrest warrant in NCIC, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • The individual is currently barred from entry or access to a federal installation or facility.
  • The individual has been convicted of crimes encompassing sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, production or possession of child pornography, trafficking in humans, drug possession with intent to sell or drug distribution.
  • The individual has a U.S. conviction of espionage, sabotage, treason, terrorism or murder.
  • The individual is a registered sex offender.
  • The individual has been convicted of a felony within the past 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • The individual has been convicted of a felony firearms or explosives violation.
  • The individual has engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. government by force.
  • The individual is identified in the Terrorist Screening Data Base (TSDB) as a known to be or suspected of being a terrorist or belonging to an organization with known links to terrorism or support of terrorist activity.

Q: How does the Department of Homeland Security’s REAL ID Act impact access onto Fort Carson?
A: In accordance with the DHS REAL ID Act, Fort Carson can only accept identification from those states and territories who have been approved, or have an approved waiver, to the act. For an up to date list of those states, visit https://www.dhs.gov/real-id. If you have an ID from a state or territory which does not have an approved waiver, the acceptable secondary forms of ID are: U.S. passport or U.S. passport card, Permanent Resident Card/Alien Registration Receipt Card (Form I-551), foreign passport with a temporary (I-551) stamp or temporary (I-551) printed notation on a machine readable immigrant visa, employment authorization document that contains a photograph (Form I-766), A foreign passport with Form I-94 or Form I-94A bearing the same name as the passport and containing an endorsement of the person's nonimmigrant status, as long as the endorsement has not yet expired, school ID with photograph, U.S military or draft record, U.S. Coast Guard Merchant Mariner Cards, Transportation worker ID card (TWIC), Native American Tribal Document. Personnel who do not have an accepted form of secondary ID will be required to have an escort to enter Fort Carson.

NOTE: If you have any additional questions not covered here, contact us at: usarmy.carson.imcom-central.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil

Fort Carson Police

Welcome to the Fort Carson Police Divisions site which offers the community a means to share important information, find the latest news, programs and community oriented services that the Department offers. The Fort Carson Police/Provost Marshal Division is here to prevent crime, enforce the law, and provide professional and dependable police services, while closely following our guiding principles of integrity, respect, compassion and fairness.

Get Involved

Community Oriented Policing

The focus of Community Oriented Policing is problem solving. Police will still respond to emergencies. However, many calls to the police are not police related and are more effectively handled by other agencies. As the number of non-emergency calls decrease, benefits to citizens increase.

  • Officers are able to spend more time working with citizens to solve crime and disorder problems.
  • With better police-citizen communication, officers can more effectively use and share crime information with the public. Officers who know both a community's problems and its residents can link people with other public and private agencies that can help solve community concerns. No single agency can solve complex social problems alone. A combined community-police effort restores the safety of our neighborhoods and business districts.

Examples of community oriented policing on Fort Carson

  • A revitalized Neighborhood Watch program consisting of community coordinators, watch coordinators and block captains all working toward a common goal.
  • Citizen's Patrol groups throughout the Installation acting as eyes and ears to observe suspicious activity and eliminate problems.

The Fort Carson Police and Community Oriented Police Section is comprised of the Crime Prevention, D.A.R.E., Bike Patrol, Explorers Cadet and Neighborhood Watch Programs.

Crime Prevention:

The Fort Carson Police COPS offer several Crime Prevention and Educational Events throughout the year. By educating the community on crime prevention techniques adn by getting citizens involved in crime prevention activities such as neighorhood watch, we can reduce the number of crimes on the installation and increase the quality of life for all Fort Carson Residents. If you, or your organization are interested in hosting a Crime Prevention, or Educational Event we can assist you. Please contact our Operation Section at 719-526-1770 for more information.

iWatch
Drug Abuse Resistance Education

The Fort Carson Police in partnership with Fountain-Fort Carson District 8 School have employed the DARE program in all installation school to combat the unparalleled drug abuse amongst our youth. In keeping the with the Official D.A.R.E. Mission / Vision; "A world in which students everywhere are empowered to respect other and choose to lead lives free from violence, substance abuse, and other dangerous behaviors", our instructors strive to teach students good decision-making skills to help them lead safe and healthy lives. If you would like more information about the Fort Carson Police D.A.R.E. program, you can request more information through our "Contact Us" webpage.

Explorers Cadet Program

The Fort Carson Police Explorer Program is designed for young men and women between the ages of 14.5 and 20 years old. This program allows young teens who live in or near the installation to become informed and involved in law enforcement, while actively becoming part of their community. This allows teens to further their knowledge and understanding of the criminal justice system through training, and to provide an insight into all phases of police work as a possible future profession. It will also help foster a better understanding between the Police Department and the youth of our city.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Must be between the ages of 14.5 and 18 to apply.
  2. Must have and maintain a GPA of "C" or better in school.
  3. Must pass a criminal history check, local background investigation.
  4. Must have parent's permission to participate.

For more information regarding the Explorer Cadet Program - you can request more information through our "Contact Us" webpage.

Neighborhood Watch Program and Crime Prevention

Neighborhood Watch and Crime Prevention is a joint responsibility.

The prevention of crime—particularly crime involving residential neighborhoods—is a responsibility that must be shared equally by law enforcement and private citizens. The fact is, the impact on crime prevention by law enforcement alone is minimal when compared with the power of private citizens working with law enforcement and with each other. NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is based on this concept of cooperation, and nationwide statistics prove that it works. When citizens take positive steps to secure their own property and neighbors learn how to report suspicious activity around their homes, burglary and related offenses decrease dramatically.

Benefits, The online reporting system provides a convenient way to report crimes that do not require the presence of an officer, and it increases police productivity by freeing officers to perform other law enforcement activities. In addition, users may find it is a more convenient way to file a police report needed for an insurance claim.

Throughout the United States, dramatic decreases in burglary and related offenses are reported by law enforcement professionals in communities with active NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH programs.

Statistics show that when a concerned citizenry does its part, the possibilities are endless…and the results positive.

NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH is now the most successful anticrime initiative in the country and the most effective and least expensive tool for restoring the safe, pleasant environment we all want for our families!

This is homeowners' insurance that works!

There is a growing need for NEIGHBORHOOD WATCH

It is a fact of life that relationships in many of today's communities have become less personal than they were years ago.

Families are more transient, children have more activities that take them and their parents away from home, and there are more families with both parents working. The once-familiar sight of families visiting with each other on front porches while keeping a watchful eye on children and activities in the neighborhood is a rarity in most communities today.

This trend away from personal contact in the neighborhood and the decrease in time families spend at home are two of the essential ingredients that make communities ripe for crimes of opportunity, such as burglary.

Fort Carson Police Station

The Fort Carson Police station is located between Barkeley and McGrath Avenue's just east of the Directorate of Emergency Services building in Bldg 2700. The actual Street Address is 7227 Christie Street.

Centralized Dispatch

The Fort Carson Centralized Dispatch Center provides emergency communications and rapid and convenient access to public safety for both the residents of Fort Carson and the visitors passing through. The Centralized Dispatch Center is located at Butts Army Airfield at Fire Station 33. To learn more about reporting emergencies and non-emergencies click here.

Reporting Non-emergency Crime's Online

Welcome to the Fort Carson Police Online Police Report Form. The purpose of this form is to allow Residents on Fort Carson conveniently file police reports from home, work, or anywhere with Internet access, online. After submitted the necessary information below, you will receive a tracking number immediately and then an actual report number by email within 3-5 business days. You will then be able to request a copy of your report by reply to the email message, or contacting the records section by phone (719-526-8289) within immediately after receiving your report number.

This web site should never be used to report an emergency, a crime in progress, or any type of injury. For emergencies, call 9-1-1. For any other situation that requires the response of a police officer, call 719-526-2333.

Before continuing, you should be aware that submitting this form, constitues filing a police report and that you are swearing all facts are true to the best of your knowledge. You should also be aware that it is a crime to make a false police report. This form CAN ONLY be used to report a limited, specific set of crimes (as listed below *) and only under certain conditions. (We will be adding additional crime categories in the future).

The report a crime pdf form can only be used to report:
  • Theft with no suspects or witnesses
  • Damages to private property, or vehicles with no suspects and no witnesses
  • Harassing Phone Calls
  • Lost/Stole Property
  • Hit and Runs
Process for filling out the report a crime pdf form (below report a crime web form):
  • Ensure ADOBE READER is installed in order to allow you to input data on the form
  • Send the document, via email (as an attached document using Adobe Reader, or other client), to usarmy.carson.imcom-central.mbx.des-ppmd-contact-us@mail.mil
  • You may also print, fill out and send the document, via fax, to 719-526-5238, Attn: Report A Crime.
  • Both options are listed below on this page.
This form cannot be used if:
  • The Crime / Loss / Incident occurred outside the installation boundaries of Fort Carson, CO
  • An emergency exists. (In an emergency, dial 9-1-1.)
  • If any type of force or break-in occurred (Contact 719-526-2333 to report burglary)
  • If any injuries occurred.
  • This form CANNOT be used to report a stolen vehicle (Contact 719-526-2333) to report auto theft)
***Important Information***Please Read Before Submitting***

You will need to answer a short series of questions to determine if the crime can be accepted through the online reporting service. Online reporting users will receive a reply email message immediately, indicating that your report has been received and will provide you with a tracking number. Please us the "Contact Us" option on our Contact Us webpage if you have not received any indication that your Crime Report Form Submission was received. You may also submit your report using the Report A Crime PDF Form by Faxing, or emailing the PDF as an attachment. Online submissions are reviewed by the department before a permanent report number is issued. Once the submission is reviewed you will receive an email containing the case number assigned to your submission and instructions on how to obtain a certified copy from our records department.

Benefits The online reporting system provides a convenient way to report crimes that do not require the presence of an officer, and it increases police productivity by freeing officers to perform other law enforcement activities. In addition, users may find it is a more convenient way to file a police report needed for an insurance claim.

****Report a Crime pdf form****
Report A Crime

If you are unable to edit the PDF document, you may print, fill out and submit the form by FAX to 719-526-5238. If you are able to edit the PDF document, you may submit it by email to the following address; USARMY.CARSON.IMCOM-CENTRAL.MBX.DES-PPMD-CONTACT-US@MAIL.MIL

*Warning*

CRS 18-8-111. False reporting to authorities.(1) A person commits false reporting to authorities, if: (c) He or she makes a report or knowingly causes the transmission of a report to law enforcement authorities pretending to furnish information relating to an offense or other incident within their official concern when he or she knows that he or she has no such information or knows that the information is false; OR (d) He or she knowingly provides false identifying information to law enforcement authorities. Minimum Penalty: $5000, Maximum Penalty: $1,000,000

Fire and Emergency Services

Mission

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.

ADDRESS
Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services
6510 Wetzel Avenue
Bldg. 1805
Fort Carson, CO 80913

Who Are We

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.

History

Fort Carson was established in 1942, following Japan's attack on Pearl Harbor. The city of Colorado Springs purchased land south of the city and donated it to the War Department. Construction began immediately and the first building, the camp headquarters, was completed January 31, 1942. Camp Carson was named in honor of the legendary Army scout, Gen. Christopher "Kit" Carson, who explored much of the West in the 1800's.

Camp Carson became "Fort Carson" in 1954. In the 1960s, mechanized units were assigned to the Mountain Post. At this time additional training land was purchased, bringing the post to its current size of 140,000 acres. Throughout its history Fort Carson has been home to nine divisions. An additional training area, comprising 237,000 acres, was purchased in September 1983. Named the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), this training area is located approximately 100 miles to the southeast, and is used for large force-on-force maneuver training. Comprehensive maneuver and live fire training also occurs down range at Fort Carson.

Currently, Fort Carson has experienced the greatest growth in its entire history as a result of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closures (BRAC) realigning the 4th Infantry Division from Fort Hood, TX to Fort Carson. And in 2011, with the creation of a new combat aviation brigade (CAB), now known as the 4th CAB. The past seven years have presented the installation with a growth in infrastructure of over one billion dollars. The current status on the number of Soldiers assigned to the community is around 26,000 with a daytime populous hovering around 80,000, given family members, civilian workforce, contractors, and retirees.

Services

E-911

The Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is the nerve center for all emergencies occurring at Fort Carson and Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS), as well as some calls from El Paso County and those who need help beyond our boundaries. The E-911 center deploys state of the art technology, capable of interfacing with all local, state, and federal agencies. The staff of the ECC process well over 20,000 calls per week. The center is affiliated with National Academy of Emergency Dispatchers (NAED) and all personnel are certified as EMDs. On October 21st, 2003, Fort Carson’s Emergency Communications Center was accredited by the National Academy as the 85th Accredited Center of Excellence (ACE) worldwide, and earning the prestigious title of 1st center in all of the Department of Defense to be named as an ACE.

Fire Suppression

With the changing times and evolution of the fire service, we have taken on many new tasks and responsibilities. However, fire suppression is still our primary mission. Fire loss has been kept to a minimum through the fast and competent actions of our firefighters. Our firefighters are equipped with the finest apparatus and the state of the art equipment. Through continual practical fire training and extensive educational opportunities, our firefighters we insure that our personnel can “protect those who protect our country”.

Emergency Medical Services

Modern day emergency medical services (EMS) continue to evolve through advanced equipment, training, and technology. FCF&ES responds to all EMS calls along with transporting ambulances. This helps with quicker response times due to locations of fire stations. All operations personnel are trained to the EMT-Basic level and frontline engines respond with Advanced Life Support (ALS) Paramedics. Progressive EMS protocols along with standing orders and directives from our Physician advisor help to greatly improve our standard of care.

Technical Rescue

FCF&ES provides a variety of technical rescue services such as confined space, rope, vehicle/machinery extrication, swift water, trench, and structural collapse. Currently, the technical rescue team operates Heavy Rescue 31 (HR-31). Our department is one of 14 departments in Colorado which make up the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Colorado Urban Search and Rescue Task Force (COTF-1). Our training area with extensive props has made us an inaugural part of the training and certification for FEMA COTF-1. Our heavy rescue team works very close with the Colorado Springs Fire Department Heavy Rescue team, training and working together on a regular basis. Personnel from our department were deployed to New York City in 2001 for the World Trade Center terrorist attacks for urban search and rescue as part of COTF-1.

Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting

Butt’s Army Airfield is home to the 4th CAB with its OH-58 Kiowas, CH-47 Chinooks, AH-64 Apaches, UH-1 Hueys, and UH-60 Blackhawks. Our mission is to support aircraft training, maintenance, and operations to ensure availability for deployment worldwide. The airfield is home to over 90 aircraft, worth over $700 million dollars. The United States Air Force and USAF Academy regularly use the runways for fixed wing trainer aircraft and C-130 Hercules missions. On occasion civilian aircraft are authorized use of the airfield. During peacetime, the airfield averages 160 flights per day. We provide fire suppression and rescue services to Butt’s Airfield as well as to two remote airstrips located at Red Devil and PCMS. Additionally, personnel have the rescue training and ability to respond to high altitude crash rescue incidents that occur in the surrounding mountainous terrain.

Hazardous Materials Response

FCF&ES is tasked with providing Operations and Technician Level response to all hazardous materials incidents on Fort Carson, as well as providing Incident Commanders (IC) to manage the incidents. All firefighters are required to be certified to the Hazardous Materials Operations level with more than 90% at the Technician level. A specialized team of DoD certified Hazardous Materials Technician level responders is assigned at Sstation 32 for immediate dispatch to all hazardous materials spills, releases, and terrorist events. All fire department officers are certified at the Hazardous Materials Incident Commander level.

Wildland Fire

We have the responsibility of wildland fire protection and suppression to Fort Carson’s 138,000 acres and PCMS’s 250,000 acre located 150 miles south of the main installation. Well trained and dedicated personnel are essential in ensuring safe and effective results. FCF&ES personnel are trained to the National Wildfire Coordinating Group’s (NWCG) standards that meet the new DOD Wildland Fire Policy. The installation also has entered into agreements with Local, State, and Federal agencies to assist in combating wildfires in the now decade long drought of the West. Our Prescribed Fire Program has benefited the installation by reducing the threat of unwanted wildfires in the small and large arms range areas by reducing the amount of accumulated vegetation. This ensures that military training can continue without the loss of valuable training time and the shut down of units waiting for fires to be suppressed. This also reduces the possibility of a large wildfire escaping the boundary of the installation. Over the years this program has saved the installation millions of dollars in lost time and resources.

Training

The FCF&ES Training Center is equipped with state of the art equipment including a three-story class B fire tower, a two-story class A fire building, a four-story confined space trainer, and a 40-person classroom that is outfitted with video teleconferencing equipment to communicate with and train outlying stations. The Training Branch also has several mobile trainers such as an ARFF simulator (CH-47), HazMat trailer, roof ventilation trailer, and a class B simulator. Training is the cornerstone of our service delivery. We take great pride in our Training Branch. We facilitate thousands of hours of training annually. Additionally, we a State of Colorado Paramedic CEU Group as well as an EMT-IV training center.

Support

The Fire Prevention Branch is located in the Fire and Emergency Services Administrative Facility, Building 1805 Fort Carson, CO 80913.

Primary Services

  • Facility fire & life safety hazard inspections
  • 1500 inspections annually
  • 12 million square feet of inspected space
  • All Facilities inspected annually or after occupancy change or construction change in structure
  • Target facilities quarterly inspections (example, healthcare and education occupancies, PX, commissary)
  • Codes used by this division include AR 420-1, CFR 420-5, and National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA)

Codes and Standards Construction

  • Plans review
  • All new construction project review
  • All existing construction project review
  • Over 500 plans/projects annually

Fire Investigation

  • All fires in jurisdiction investigated for cause and origin
  • Investigation services to neighboring agencies

Public Education

  • School age fire prevention activities
  • Building fire marshal training
  • Daycare providers fire education
  • Fire drills (education and daycare facilities)
  • Children’s smokehouse demonstrations
  • Fire extinguisher training
  • Help for the juvenal fire setter

Prevention Pays Off

One of the Major highlights for the division are the annual Fire Prevention Week activities. Each year the program grows in intensity. Each school on post is visited by Sparky the Firedog and our inspectors with a message of fire and general safety. Other prevention activities include a coloring contest with great prizes, a stove fire demonstration, and safety giveaways for the whole family. With over 7000 contacts annually, the message of fire and general safety is making a large impact on the public. Fire Prevention helps ensure that injuries and fire loss are being held at a negligible level. High quality customer service is our goal, if we can help you identify potential life safety hazard, set up a training session, talk about children and fire, or answer any questions please contact any inspector via phone or email.

Additional Services

  • Provide back up support as firefighters during major incidents
  • Logistical support to operations division
  • Rehab supplies during major incidents and large wildland fires

Fire Station

Station 31

Bldg. 1805
Fort Carson, CO 80913

Station 32

Bldg. 500
Fort Carson, CO 80913

Station 33

Bldg. 9665
Fort Carson, CO 80913

Station 34

Bldg. 10002
Fort Carson, CO 80913

Station 35

Bldg. 300
36086 US Hwy 350
Model, CO 81059

Emergency Communications Center

Fort Carson's Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is the nerve center for emergencies occurring on Fort Carson and the Pinon Canon Maneuver Site (PCMS). The center also processes some calls for service for areas outside of Fort Carson's boundaries.

The ECC is able to process both voice and text-to-911 calls. The staff of 16 personnel processes over 5,100 911 calls, 49,000 incoming non-emergency calls and 16,000 outgoing administrative calls per year. Dispatchers work with a robust Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to track calls for service and emergency responders. They are also operate state-of-the-art technology capable of immediately interfacing with local, state and federal agencies.