See the slideshow "About CCFD"
History of the Department
- 1879 Volunteer Hose Companies and Hook and Ladder Companies form throughout the city
- 1902 Cañon City Fire Department is organized as a paid department
- 1946 Cañon City Area Fire Protection District is formed around Cañon City and is served in cooperation with city department
- 1986 Cañon City Fire Authority was formed to oversee management of both the District and City Department
- 1992 Cañon City Area Fire Protection District assumed all fire operations in the city limits and the City of Cañon City’s Fire department merged under the sole operation of the District
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Fire Stations and Equipment
See the slideshow "Equipment Overview"
Today's Cañon City Fire District works out of two stations: Station 1 at 1475 North 15th Street, and Station 2 located at 1349 Elm Avenue.
Firefighters are scheduled in three 24 hour shifts. They are then on-call for the next 24 hours following their shift. Total hours per work week are 56.
The District owns and maintains 1 ladder truck and 2 engines, 2 brush trucks, a converted Hazmat vehicle, 2 rescue trucks and a Chief vehicle. For getting water to a fire site, there is 1 water tender and 1 tanker.
Firefighters are outfitted with coat, pants, boots and helmet. In addition they carry an air pack and bottle.
Funding comes from property taxes, ownership taxes, permit fees, agencies outside the District and grants to allow the Cañon City Fire District to do its job:
- Assessed Property Evaluation as of 8/24/09 - $207,916,324
- Projected Revenue for 2010 - $2,702,912
- Specific Ownership Tax (i.e. Vehicle and Mobile Home tax) - $375,000
- 13 Mill Tax Levy
- Permit Fees
- Fees paid by other agencies for service i.e. HAZMAT
- Federal and State Grants
- Grant funding from FEMA and DOLA for engines and equipment
Programs and Services
The programs and services provided by the Cañon City Fire District are varied, yet focused on public safety and service. For more information on any of these programs and services, please contact the Cañon City Fire District
- Emergency Medical Services
- Motor Vehicle Extrication
- High Angle Rescue
- Swift Water Rescue
- Confined Space Rescue
- County wide Hazardous Materials Response
- Fire Inspection SEE THE SLIDESHOW
- Fire Prevention Program
- Fire Safety Presentations and Demonstrations
- Fire/Arson Investigations
- Juvenile Fire Setter Program
- Smoke Detector Program
- Burnout Fund