Wildland Fire Crew:
The El Paso County Wildland Fire Crew (EPSOWF) is an all volunteer team comprised of citizens from El Paso County and the surrounding area dedicated to saving lives and property. The crew members come from all walks of life and range in age from the young (18) to the young at heart (60). All crew members are dedicated, well-trained, hard-working individuals who take satisfaction in delivering a much needed and important service to the community.
EPSOWF provides engine crews and Type II hand crews for all ranges of wildland fire suppression from initial attack to mop-up, prescribed burns, and urban interface protection. This crew has successfully fought hundreds of wildland fires in our county and surrounding areas from small lightning strikes to full blown wildland fires like the Hayman fire of 2002. In addition to fire suppression activities the crew provides public services in the form of training and education. EPSOWF is responsible for "'red card" and wildland fire training activities for local fire departments throughout the county. They also assist the US Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, CO State Forest Service, Department of Defense (Air Force; Army), and the National Park Service.
To find out more about the Emergency Services Division, click on any of the links located below.