To protect life and property by being prompt, skillful, and caring. Our actions are anchored in the core values of courage, leadership and duty.
The Poudre Fire Authority is committed to saving lives and property as well as being transparent with our operations and budget. The following data and overview is based on performance measurements, programed activities, operational reports, revenue and expenditures that occurred in 2014. Click on links to read more in depth reporting.
First arriving unit to a fire from hello to hello (meaning from Dispatch hello to firefighter’s hello arriving on scene)
National standard: 6:20 minutes 90% of the time
PFA 2014 Actual: 8:30 minutes 90% of the time
(2015 will see this response time drop by over 1 minute because of PFA’s accreditation work)
“Thank you and your wonderful team for all of the help in cleaning up the water from our fire sprinkler leak yesterday. You guys are all Great!”
“We appreciate everything you do to help us promote safety within the CSU community. Thank you again!”
“We appreciate your time and service to our community on the 4th of July and on each day of the year. We’re fortunate to have such professional, brave, friendly men and women at Poudre Fire Authority.”
“I am writing to thank Company 12 and 2 for their kind and prompt actions to save my horse from a sink hole that developed in my pasture… My sincere thanks for quick response, knowledgeable assisting and compassion.”
“Our family would like to thank you for being a part of our last minute delivery team in order to bring our son, Yusuf, into the world. Even though we never planned to deliver at home, it was comforting to have so many people there to help take care of us.”
“Thank you for coming in to talk to us. I learned so much! One thing I learned is that you should blow out a candle before you leave a room. Also, I learned that fireworks are illegal in Fort Collins and Loveland. Finally, I learned that you should not play with matches because they can start a fire.”
“I feel safer in my home because of your commitment to the safety of the people in our community. You guys are wonderful with big hearts to choose this career of firefighting.”
February 11 – 1731 Morningside Drive – A fire broke out in an upstairs utility room, where combustible materials were stored near a water heater. The multi-family unit is protected by an automatic fire sprinkler system. The fire was controlled by a single sprinkler head which limited fire damage to $1,000. Fire sprinklers do make a difference!
Station 7 units were dispatched to a report of a grass fire; while enroute they noted flames above the tree tops and requested Station 12 units to assist. As Engine 7 proceeded up the driveway it was determined that a structure was involved. The fire was caused by an extension cord used as permanent wiring. The structure was a total loss with damage estimated at $300,000.
Just after sunrise, crews received a call for help at Horsetooth Mountain Rock where a hiker was reported to have fallen in one of the crevices. Enroute to the call it was learned that the hiker had fallen more than sixty feet off the rock and was injured. This rescue was a collaboration of PFA, Larimer County Parks, Larimer County Search and Rescue, and University Colorado Health.