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
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 (Currently closed)
- Gate 3: Chiles Avenue south of Academy Boulevard, open 24/7. This gate is the primary commercial vehicle gate.
- 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
- 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
- Phone number 719-526-2332
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
Pass Request Process
COVID pandemic access restrictions
The Fort Carson senior commander and garrison commander have outlined additional restrictions and requirements for installation access.
As long as visitors have not traveled from high-risk cities/counties (as detailed on page 3 of the Fort Carson Travel and Leave Business Rules/Hot Spots or show symptoms or been exposed to a known COVID case within the last 14 days, they may be granted access to the installation with a memorandum by the first lieutenant colonel (O-5) or GS-15 in the sponsor’s chain of command. Sponsors without a clear chain of command may submit their requests for a memorandum through the garrison commander’s office. Visitors then present the memorandum during processing at the Visitor Control Center and a pass will be issued for a maximum of five days.
Sample Memo for O-5 Validation for Access During COVID-19
Guests meeting “'in support of critical operations” criteria (4th Infantry Division FRAGO 49, paragraph 33) may receive a pass for up to one year, depending on the length of the required visit.
Critical operations are defined as:
- Continued service member/retiree assistance (i.e., child care, driving a retiree to the hospital, etc.)
- Operations necessary for the continued operations of FCCO (i.e., medical operations, emergency services, law enforcement and military training or movement)
- Operations relating to Defense Support to Civil Authority (DSCA)
- Operations actively supporting COCOM requirements or units scheduled to deploy in support of COCOM operations within the next 90 days
- Operations required to support future DSCA operations
To receive a pass for up to a year, visitors require the same O-5 memorandum and a FC Form 2036-E completed for each individual sponsored (applicant). Both documents are presented by the applicant and sponsor during processing at the Visitor Control Center. If FC FORM 2036E is digitally signed by the sponsor using the DOD CAC, the applicant can present the form without the sponsor’s presence. Additionally, if the visit is less than 90 days, the sponsor’s presence at the VCC precludes the requirement for the FC 2036-E.
Download the FC 2036-E, Request for a Fort Carson Installation Access Control Card
All guests or visitors desiring access to Fort Carson must present a valid state or federally issued photo ID that is REAL ID compliant (driver’s license, if driving), vehicle registration and proof of insurance (if operating a vehicle) to the Visitor Control Center staff. An NCIC III check will be conducted before an installation access pass is issued.
DOD ID card holders, VA card holders and non-DOD card holders are eligible to hunt on Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) through March 21, 2021. Non-DOD card holders must present valid ID, their I-sportsman registration and hunting permit at the Visitor Control Center to process for an installation pass.
Additionally, the garrison commander has approved ride-share operators’ access to the installation for fare delivery and pick-up. Ride-share providers must currently process through Gate 3 or the Visitor Control Center for one time access per fare. (Proof of “pick up” request is required).
DOD ID card holders, VA card holders and non-DOD card holders are eligible to hunt on Fort Carson and Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site (PCMS) through March 21, 2021. To hunt on post or PCMS, hunters must have a valid Fort Carson recreation permit, a valid Colorado Parks and Wildlife hunt tag, have their firearms registered on post and have a valid downrange pass. They must also complete the annual recreation safety brief.
Information and registration information to hunt on post or PCMS is on the iSportsman website at https://fortcarson.isportsman.net. For information on obtaining the required Colorado state hunting licenses, visit http://cpw.state.co.us.
Non-DOD card holders must check in at the Visitor Control Center at Gate 1 with all hunting credentials before going downrange. They will undergo a criminal background check before getting access to the installation, and will be issued a Fort Carson installation pass after passing the check.
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.
NOTE: Fort Carson does not conduct vetting of contractors/vendors for employment purposes. For more information or questions please contact the Visitor Control Center at 719-526-2325/0177/1896.
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 identity 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
- 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.
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 Reserve)
- 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
- 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
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
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
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
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
un-vetted 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
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
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
- 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
- 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: All States (and territories) are either compliant or on track to achieve
compliance and have received extensions. Therefore, Fort Carson will accept
all state issued drivers licenses and ID cards for installation access with
the following exception; state-issued driver's licenses and identification
cards marked "Not Valid for Federal Purposes," "Federal Limits May Apply,"
"Not for Federal Use" or other similar language will not be accepted as
valid identification for unescorted entry onto Fort Carson. An approved
form of ID identified above is required for unescorted entry.
NOTE: If you have any additional questions not covered here, contact us at:
Fort Carson Police/Provost Marshal Division
The Police/Provost Marshal Division provides professional law enforcement
services to the Fort Carson military community and increases unit readiness
by ensuring good order and discipline.
The Patrol Branch provides proactive and profession police serves to the
community, ensuring safety through commitment, integrity and trust. Patrol
support can be requested 24/7 through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch
at (719) 526-2333. The Patrol Branch Chief is available at (719) 526-0091.
The Police Desk is the central hub of any law enforcement activity,
responsible for receiving and recording complaints, maintaining the desk
blotter, controlling offenders in custody, monitoring the detention cells,
keeping the PPMD and DES team informed of major incidents as they unfold and
managing the flow and quality control of law enforcement reports. The
Police Desk is located in building 2700 and can be reached at 719-526-6199.
Other services provided by the Police Desk include:
- Weapons Registration (FC66E)
- On-post employment fingerprinting from 4-6 p.m. daily
- Vehicle VIN verifications from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily
- Lost Military Identification Memorandums
Traffic Management and Collision Investigation Section
The Traffic Section is a highly specialized portion of the Patrol Branch
that documents and investigates traffic accidents. The Traffic Section is
located in building 2700 and the Duty Investigator can be reached 24/7
through the Fort Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333. The Section
Chief is available at 719-526-1774. Other services provided by the Traffic
- Abandoned vehicles, 719-439-4893
- Targeted vehicular speed monitoring
- Parking and traffic surveys
- Traffic control assistance for special events
- Unit and community traffic safety briefings
The Operations Branch provides overall mission support of police operations,
conducts police and security related planning, employs police assets in
support of major functions and conducts staff coordinations with units, law
enforcement agencies, and civilian organizations. The Operations Branch is
located in building 2700 and the branch chief is available at 719-524-4411.
Other services provided by the Operations Branch include:
- Police training
- Criminal Intelligence
- Event support and security
The Police/Provost Marshal Records Section accurately processes, stores and
disseminates law enforcement records to a variety of sources, including
commanders, attorneys, courts, individuals and the United States Army Crime
Records Center. The Police Records Section is located in Module 4 of
building 2757 and can be reached at 719-526-8289 or
email@example.com, 8 a.m. to noon and 1-4
p.m., Monday- Friday (federal holidays excluded).
Services provided by the Police Records Section include:
- Soldier and civilian clearing
- First person case requests
- Local records and background checks
- Central Violations Bureau Notice (citation) processing
- Installation barment/driving suspension processing and Information
Military Police Investigations (MPI)
The Investigations Branch conducts criminal investigations into misdemeanor
and minor felony violations of the Uniformed Code of Military Justice,
Colorado Revised Statutes and the United States Code. MPI is located in
building 2700 and the duty investigator can be reached 24/7 through the Fort
Carson Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333. The branch chief is available
Other services provided by MPI include:
- Evidence room, 719-524-0752
- Lost and found, 719-524-1704
The AWOL Apprehension Section processes personnel actions and documentation
for Soldiers declared Absent Without Leave (AWOL)/Deserter or have been
confined by a Civilian Confinement Authority (CCA) or Military Confinement
Authority (CMA). AWOL Apprehension Section can be contacted at
719-526-0606, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday-Friday (excluding federal holidays).
Other services provided by AWOL Apprehension include:
- Prisoner transport
- Unit escort briefings
School Resource Officer (SRO) Program
SROs provide law enforcement, security and crime prevention for the
elementary and middle schools located on Fort Carson. An SRO can be reached
from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday through the Fort Carson Consolidated
Dispatch at 719-526-2333.
Other services provided by the SROs include:
- Safe-2-Tell responses
- Investigation of juvenile related offenses and incidents
Conservation Law Enforcement Program (CLEP)
The CLEP actively enforces local, state and federal environmental, natural
and cultural resource laws and regulations in order to ensure the sustained
use of military lands for readiness training. The CLEP Branch is located in
building 9665 and CLEP support is provided through the Fort Carson
Consolidated Dispatch at 719-526-2333. The branch chief is available at
Other services provided by the CLEP include:
- I-Sportsman recreational access system
- Hunter’s safety classes
- Outdoor and wildlife education and outreach
- Outdoor recreational assistance
Fire and Emergency Services
Provide Professional and Reliable Emergency Services to the Community We Serve.
The best DOD fire and emergency services through Values, Integrity,
Strength, Innovation, Organization and Never-Ending Commitment.
Fort Carson Fire and Emergency Services
6510 Wetzel Avenue
Fort Carson, CO 80913
Who Are We
Fort Carson is one of the Department of Defense’s 10 largest Army
installations. The main installation is located in central Colorado,
bordering the cities of Colorado Springs and Pueblo. Piñon Canyon Maneuver
Site (PCMS), the Army’s second largest tactical training area, is a
satellite to Fort Carson. PCMS is approximately 150 miles south of Fort
Carson near Model, Colorado. Our jurisdiction covers 630 square 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 Group (Airborne) and a host of other military elements. The
installation’s main urban area consists of shops, malls, restaurants,
schools, day care 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 ordnance
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
No. 1. 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 30 personnel per day. The Emergency
Communication Center is staffed 24/7 by personnel working 12 hour shifts.
Our Fire Prevention Branch is staffed from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day with on
call fire investigators available 24/7.
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, we ensure
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.
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 that
makes 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 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 Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th
Infantry Division, with its CH-47 Chinooks, AH-64 Apaches and UH-60 Black
Hawks. 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. 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
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 to manage the incidents. All firefighters are required
to be certified to the Hazardous Materials Operations level with more than
90 percent at the technician level. A specialized team of DOD certified
Hazardous Materials Technician level responders is assigned at Station 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.
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 shutdown 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.
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.
The Fire Prevention Branch is located in the Fire and Emergency Services
Administrative Facility, building 1805, Fort Carson, CO 80913.
- Facility fire and life safety hazard inspections
- 1,500 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, health care and
education occupancies, Exchange, 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
- All fires in jurisdiction investigated for cause and origin
- Investigation services to neighboring agencies
- School age fire prevention activities
- Building fire marshal training
- Daycare providers fire education
- Fire drills (education and day care 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.
- Provide back up support as firefighters during major incidents
- Logistical support to operations division
- Rehab supplies during major incidents and large wildland fires
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Emergency Communications Center
Mission: To answer calls for service and to coordinate the appropriate field
response for the Soldiers, their Families, DOD civilians and all who pass
through the gates of Fort Carson.
RESPECT — We will render aid to all with compassion, empathy,
courtesy and equality.
INTEGRITY — We will do the right thing at all times and in all
SERVICE — We will serve with pride and deliver high-quality customer
EXCELLENCE — We will pursue constant improvement and maintain an
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Fort Carson's Emergency Communications Center (ECC) is the nerve center for
emergencies occurring on Fort Carson and the Piñon Canon Maneuver Site
(PCMS). As a fully operational Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP), the
center also processes some calls for service for areas outside of Fort
The ECC is staffed 24/7 by a staff of 16 personnel comprised of 12
dispatchers, three shift supervisors and a chief. The staff processes an
average of 73,000 phone calls a year. This total includes approximately
5,800 911 calls and 67,200 nonemergency/administrative phone calls in and
out of the center. In addition to receiving traditional landline and
cellular phone calls, the center is equipped to process any incoming
text-to-911 calls. Dispatchers in the ECC answer emergency and nonemergency
calls from citizens and dispatch field responders. They are responsible for
handling all incoming requests for assistance and dispatching the
appropriate police, fire and emergency medical units in an efficient,
organized and professional manner. The ECC also supports the Security Access
Control division by providing radio operations and running queries through
the CCIC/NCIC system.
All ECC employees are certified through the International Academy of
Emergency Dispatch with each employee holding certification in Emergency
Medical Dispatch (EMD) and Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD). These
certifications provide for standardized medical care and instruction to
callers until field responders arrive on scene. Additional certifications
include CPR and Colorado Crime Information Center (CCIC) Operator level-S
Dispatchers operate a top of the line Computer Aided Dispatch (CAD) system
to track calls for service and emergency responders. The CAD system is
linked to other PSAPs in El Paso and Teller Counties allowing for quick and
efficient exchange of information and supports mutual aid operations.