Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue District # 7 (BWFR), covering 325 square miles in Adams & Arapahoe Counties including the towns and areas of Dutch Valley, Front Range Airport, Hudson Mile, Manilla Village, Old Victory & Prairie View.
Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue District started out in 1951 as the Bennett Community Volunteer Fire Department, after the Town of Bennett elected to dissolve the Town Fire Department that had been in place since World War II. In 1981 a few determined citizens collected enough money in donations to form the Bennett Rescue Squad. In 1986 the Bennett Rescue Squad merged with the department to form the Bennett Fire Protection District. In 2017 the name changed to Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue District.
Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue District is part of the I-70 corridor fire departments which includes: Byers Fire Protection District, Deer Trail Rural Fire Protection District, Sable Altura Fire Rescue & Strasburg Fire Protection District.
Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue District provides mutual-aid to the Front Range Airport when needed.
Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue District is dispatched by MetCom (Metropolitan Area Communications Center).
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