WHAT MAKES THE POUDRE FIRE AUTHORITY DIFFERENT FROM OTHER FIRE DEPARTMENTS?
Letter from the Chief
In 1982, the City of Fort Collins (City) and the Poudre Valley Fire Protection District (PVFPD) came together to create the Poudre Fire Authority (PFA). We are a consolidated fire department created to serve and protect Fort Collins, Timnath, LaPorte, Bellvue, Horsetooth, Redstone Canyon and parts of unincorporated Larimer and Weld Counties. In fact, PFA serves 235 square miles of northern Colorado.
We’re proud to be a separate government entity, funded and governed by our “parent” organizations (City and PVFPD). Our goal is to provide you with prompt, skillful, and caring fire and rescue services—24/7/365. The consolidation into an Authority allows us to cross boundaries easily and provide efficient, cost-effective service to a growing community! I hope this report helps you understand how we work to achieve these goals every day.
– Chief Tom DeMint