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

    Lt. Col. Ranjini T. Danaraj, Battalion Commander
    Lt. Col. Ranjini T. Danaraj, Battalion Commander
    Ricky Oxendine
    Ricky Oxendine, Deputy director of Emergency Services
    Master Sgt. Jeremy G. Legault
    Master Sgt. Jeremy G. Legault, Directorate of Emergency Services sergeant major

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 in accordance with Army Regulation 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 Avenue and Osan Street)

Physical Security Branch Missions

The Physical Security Branch conducts physical security 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 Carson Physical Security Course
    • Physical security 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.; closed federal holidays and training holidays.
  • Gate 3: Chiles Avenue south of Academy Boulevard, open 24/7. This is the only commercial vehicle gate.
  • Gate 4: Barkley Avenue south of Academy Boulevard, open from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Gate 5: Titus Boulevard east of Colorado Highway 115, open Monday-Friday 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.; closed federal holidays and training holidays.
  • Gate 20: Magrath Avenue west of I-25, open 24/7

  • Visitor Control Center 1, (719-526-2332): Building 6012, located on Nelson Boulevard just east of Colorado Highway 115, immediately outside of Gate 1, open daily from 5 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Services provided: Issuance of visitor/contractor/vendor access passes and enrollment into the Automated Installation Entry (AIE) program.

  • Visitor Control Center 3: Located inside the Gate 3 guard house on Chiles Avenue south of Academy Boulevard, open 24/7.
  • Services provided: Drive-thru commercial vehicle entry processing and one-time installation access processing. Long-term access passes are not issued at VCC 3.

Visitor Access Requirements

Family Member or Friend (Non-DOD ID card holder) of a DOD ID card holder
  • Visitor must be initially accompanied to the Visitor Control Center by a DOD ID card holder acting as their sponsor. This sponsor must be assigned to a unit on Fort Carson, live on Fort Carson or otherwise have routine access.
  • If the Family member or friend requires recurring access (2-3 times per week) or a pass between 30 days and 1 year in duration, their sponsor must have a completed and digitally signed FC Form 2036-E, prior to the visitor going to the Visitor Control Center.
  • DOD ID card holders unable to digitally sign (e.g. retirees and Family members) documents may ink sign a typed form while present at the visitor center.
  • Visitor must have REAL ID-compliant identification (see Acceptable Forms of Visitor ID below).
  • Should the service member be deployed or TDY, any DOD ID card holder (e.g. spouse; sibling above the age of 18) can serve as a sponsor.
NOTE: In all cases a sponsor must be assigned to Fort Carson or resident of the local area.
Hunting & Fishing Access for Non-DOD ID Card Holder
  • Hunters must have REAL ID-compliant Identification (see Acceptable Forms of Visitor ID below)
  • Valid Fort Carson Recreation Permit
  • Valid Colorado Parks and Wildlife Hunt Tag
  • Fort Carson Weapons Registration
  • Valid Downrange Pass

Information and registration information to hunt on post or Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site is available 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.

Family Care Provider (Non-DOD) of a DOD ID Card Holder
  • Must be initially accompanied to the Visitor Control Center by a DOD ID card holder acting as their sponsor. This sponsor must be assigned to a unit on Fort Carson, live on Fort Carson or otherwise have routine access.
  • Visitor must have REAL ID-compliant identification (see Acceptable Forms of Visitor ID below).
  • If the Family Care Provider requires recurring access (2-3 times per week) or a pass between 30 days and 1 year in duration, their sponsor must have completed and digitally signed FC Form 2036-E prior to taking their visitor to the Visitor Control Center. In lieu of the FC Form 2036-E, the visitor can present proof of Family Care Plan inclusion (i.e. signed DA 5305 or a Family Care Plan showing them as a guardian or escort).
Veteran’s Health Identification Card (VHIC) Holder

Visitor must have VHIC with a service-connected disability and be able to pass a background or criminal check. VHIC holders are authorized up to 3-year passes. Note: VHIC holder may not serve as a sponsor for long-term access.

Foreign National Access (Non-DOD)

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

Unofficial foreign visitors may qualify for unescorted access. These visitor must have a valid ID. They must also be initially accompanied to the Visitor Control Center by a DOD ID Card Holder acting as their sponsor. This sponsor must be assigned to a unit or living on Fort Carson.

Acceptable Forms of Visitor ID
  • Non-DOD United States government issued credentials.
  • 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 are not REAL ID compliant are not valid for unescorted installation access. Non-REAL ID Act Ids usually bare one of the following phrases: “Not Valid for Federal Identification;” “Federal Limits Apply;” or “Not REAL ID.”
  • Gold Star Family ID Card
  • Armed Forces Exchange Services Privilege Card
  • U.S. DOD/Uniformed Services Civilian Geneva Convention ID
  • Passports, to include a U.S. passport, a passport issued by U.S. territories with a valid entry stamp or a foreign passport with a valid visa or entry stamp.
Proof of Sponsorship

Effective Feb. 8, 2021, Fort Carson visitors require proof of sponsorship to obtain an installation access pass. A visitor is defined as an individual seeking access for personal benefit or social interaction. All sponsors must be assigned to a unit on Fort Carson, living on Fort Carson or otherwise have routine access.

Proof of sponsorship includes:

  • The presence of the DOD ID card holder (over the age of 18) supporting the visit.
  • FC Form 2036-E digitally signed by the sponsor.
  • Family Care Plan (DA 5305) signed by the service member and their commander, listing the visitor as a guardian or escort
  • A valid Veteran’s Health Identification Card
Vetting Process

All personnel requesting unescorted access to Fort Carson, and not in possession of a DOD ID card or installation pass, will undergo a National Crime Information Center (NCIC) background check. This check involves verifying the individual’s identity and checking their criminal history.

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 719-526-2332.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: Who can I contact if I have questions about installation access?
A: Most questions can be answered by calling the VCC directly at 719-526-2332. Issues encountered at the VCC, or more specific questions, can be addressed to Access Control supervisor at 719-526-5543, cell 719-466-1132 or email usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil; or chief of Physical Security at 719-526-2760 or email usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.physical-security-office@mail.mil.

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: Current policies and command guidance require that all personnel accessing the installation are in possession of an installation pass credential. The Trusted Traveler Privilege has been suspended at Fort Carson. All vehicle occupants 18 years or older will need to be in possession of a state or federally issued photo ID and installation pass credential. Personnel with only a Fort Carson access pass cannot escort non-ID card holders.

Q: When the Visitor Control Center 1 is closed, how can I get my visitor on post?
A: Sponsors and guests may process through Gate 3 non-DOD lanes 24/7 for one-time access. To obtain a reusable pass (e.g. FC Form 2036 or multi-day), visitors/guest must process through VCC1.

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 process through a VCC and provide an alternate form of identification.

Q: If I am a spouse, will I be able to sponsor an individual to obtain a pass for reasons such as at-home child care, therapists, visiting family, babysitters, house cleaners, etc.? If so, what is the process?
A: Yes. The sponsor will have to complete the FC Form 2036-E. Once the form is digitally signed, the sponsored individual will take it to VCC1 to receive an installation access pass.

Q: Our agency cannot digitally sign the FC Form 2036-E as required. What do we do?
A: Contact the Access Control supervisor at 719-526-5543, cell 719-466-1132, or by email at usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil.

Q: How long is a pass valid for?
A: Contact the Security and Access Control Division at 719-526-2325 or by email at usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil.

Q: How long is this pass good for?
A: A visitor pass is issued for the time required to fulfill the purpose of the visit. Passes are issued as required, not for personal convenience, in accordance with Army Regulation 190-13. Visitor passes can be issued for up to 30 days without a FC Form 2036-E, and up to 1 year with a digitally signed form.

Q: What is the estimated time to complete these checks?
A: Current times are estimated to be 5-7 minutes for background checks, and approximately 2-3 minutes to print and issue a pass. 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 VCC.

Q: Can I use a passport?
A: You may use a valid unexpired government issued passport for identify proofing and to complete the required vetting (foreign passports must be accompanied by a valid visa permit); 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 approximately 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 is responsible for ensuring all personnel boarding the bus are in possession of an installation access credential, or entitled to Fort Carson access, before boarding a bus destined for Fort Carson. If personnel (over the age of 18) are found on board not entitled to installation access, the bus will be denied access and redirected to a VCC, potentially causing delay.

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. Contact the Security and Access Control Division at 719-526-2332 or by email at usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil for further guidance. NOTE: These requests should be submitted no later than 14 days prior to the event to be reviewed and staffed.

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

Q: How do private delivery and ride share companies gain access to deliver on post?
A: At this time drivers may obtain one-time access per fare through VCC1 or Gate 3. Proof of pickup or delivery with the delivery application is required when processing through the visitor center.

Q: How do commercial delivery companies gain access to deliver on post?
A: These companies may coordinate through a DOD sponsoring organization to obtain Fort Carson FC Form 2036-E, for route drivers that service Fort Carson. For questions, contact the Visitors Center or Access Control supervisor at 719-526-2332 or by email at usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil for further guidance.

Q: If my employee is denied access due to an unfavorable NCIC check, how can I get them access?
A: The denied person may request reconsideration at the VCC using the Access Denial Waiver Process outlined in Army Regulation 190-13.

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.
  • A claimed identity that cannot be verified based on the reasonable belief that the person submitted fraudulent identity information in the attempt to gain access.
  • Current arrest warrant in NCIC, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • Current bar from entry or access to a federal installation or facility.
  • Conviction of crimes encompassing sexual assault, armed robbery, rape, child molestation, production or possession of child pornography, trafficking in humans or drug possession with intent to sell or distribute.
  • Conviction for espionage, sabotage, sedition, treason, terrorism or murder.
  • Being registered as a sex offender.
  • Felony conviction within the last 10 years, regardless of the offense or violation.
  • Felony conviction for a firearms or explosives violation, regardless of when the conviction occurred.
  • Engaged in acts or activities designed to overthrow the U.S. government by force.

NOTE: If you have additional questions not covered here, contact us at 719-526-2325 or by email at usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.fcdw@mail.mil.

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.

Services

Patrol Branch

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.

Police Desk

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:

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 Section include:

  • 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
Operations
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
Police Records

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 usarmy.carson.imcom.mbx.des-ppmd-records@mail.mil, 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 at 719-526-2081.

Other services provided by MPI include:

  • Evidence room, 719-524-0752
  • Lost and found, 719-524-1704
AWOL Apprehension

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 719-503-9250.

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

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
Building 1805
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.

Services

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, 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.

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 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 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 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.

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 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.

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 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

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 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.

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 Stations

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

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.

Vision:
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 circumstances.
SERVICE — We will serve with pride and deliver high-quality customer service.
EXCELLENCE — We will pursue constant improvement and maintain an unwavering commitment to our community.

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 Carson’s boundaries.

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 certification.

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.