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This organization is comprised of both career and volunteer firefighters as well as emergency medical responders who are committed to providing unsurpassed service to the community they serve.  We are dedicated to improving the quality of life for our citizens and visitors.  With pride we stand behind our motto of Prepare, Prevent, and Protect.

On this site you will find a wealth of information about your fire department.  Please take a few moments to look around and see what we have been up to.

Thank you for your interest in the Falcon Fire Protection District. Check back often and watch us grow!

-Chief Harwig

 

COVID-19 Update

With the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) in Colorado, Falcon Fire Protection District is taking extra precautions to protect the health and safety of its community members and first responders.
Falcon Fire has implemented additional personal protection protocols for its first responders to help prevent exposure and the spreading of COVID-19 while responding to emergency calls. Additionally, the fire district is temporarily suspending station and engine tours, participation in community events, and other nonessential activities and external trainings that could expose firefighters and critical staff to the virus.
We have been working with our public health partners and closely following COVID-19 and its potential impact on our community and emergency operations. One of our top priorities is to keep our first responders healthy, so we can continue to respond and help those who need us. Equally as important, we want to ensure we take the right precautions to reduce the risk of spreading the virus to our patients and at-risk populations.
Falcon Fire joins a number of area fire departments in adopting measures for emergency response and scaling back from external events. The proactive steps align with recommendations from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
We realize everyone has their own idea of how to respond to a public health threat such as COVID-19, and we don’t want residents to panic or live in fear. However, we know that early containment, through social distancing, vigilant hygiene and isolating those infected by the virus, is the best way we as a community can protect ourselves and protect our most vulnerable populations. That’s why we are taking extra steps to protect our community and to help prevent the rapid spread of the virus locally.
Precautionary measures taken for emergency operations include:
• 911 dispatchers will screen patients who call with an emergency.
• If COVID-19 is suspected, crews will limit exposure by wearing protective gear and restricting the patient exam to one paramedic.
• Family members or other riders will not be allowed to ride in the ambulance with the patient. In rare cases, the parent or guardian of a patient who is a minor may be allowed to ride in the ambulance.
• If the patient is suspected of having COVID-19 and needs to go to the hospital, Falcon Fire crews will create a protected area in the ambulance to minimize exposure and will notify the designated hospital. The ambulance will be decontaminated following the transport of the patient to the hospital.
Additionally, Falcon Fire is also suspending business travel, multi-agency trainings, participation in community events and other nonessential external activities for 30 days, at which point the fire district will reassess the threat and risk to health and safety.
Guidelines for Self-Protection and Preventing the Spread of COVID-19
All residents are encouraged to follow the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), the CDC and their local public health departments for the latest information on COVID-19.
The following are guidelines from CDPHE and CDC (online source):
Take everyday actions to protect yourself and those you love
• There are effective ways to reduce the risk to yourself and the people you care about.
o Frequently and thoroughly wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds. If soap and water are not available, use hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
o Cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue, then throw the tissue in the trash, or use your inner elbow or sleeve.
o Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth with unwashed hands.
o Stay home if you’re sick, and keep your children home if they are sick.
o Clean surfaces in your home, and personal items such as cell phones, using regular household products.
o Be calm and prepared.
o FEMA: Guidance for COVID-19 preparedness
o CDC: Getting your household ready for COVID-19
o CDPHE Environmental Cleaning Guidance for COVID-19 - English | Spanish | Simplified Chinese | Vietnamese
o People who are not sick do not need face masks to protect themselves from respiratory viruses, including COVID-19. Ill people should wear a mask to protect family members or in any scenario where needed to prevent the spread of germs.
Higher-risk people
• Certain people are at higher risk of getting very sick from COVID-19, including:
o Older people (over age 60), especially those over 80.
o People who have chronic medical conditions like heart, lung, or kidney disease, or diabetes.
o Older people with chronic medical conditions are at the highest risk.
o People at higher risk should take action now to be prepared for this virus if there is an outbreak in their community. CDC has the information you need to prepare.
o Everyone’s daily preventive actions are important in reducing spread to people who may experience more severe illness.
Colorado Hotline for COVID-19 Questions: CO-HELP is Colorado’s call line for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). People who have general questions about COVID-19 can call CO HELP at 303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911, for answers in many languages, or email them at COHELP@RMPDC.org for answers in English. 

 

  


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Board Meeting
August 19, 2020 
at 4:00 P.M. AT STATION 3 HEADQUARTERS

https://zoom.us/j/731479999

 

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Calls for emergency service...

 

  

2020 calls through 06/30/2020: 1,360


2019 total calls:
2,986
2018 total calls: 2,665
2017 total calls: 2,502
2016 total calls: 2,074
2015 total calls: 2,008
2014 total calls: 2,012
2013 total calls: 1,979
2012 total calls: 1,825
2011 total calls: 1,699
2010 total calls: 1,794
2009 total calls: 1,782