El Paso County Fire Marshal (Sheriffs Office) is operated by the El Paso County Wildland Fire Crew (EPSOWF), all-volunteer team that covers more than 2,158 square miles. EPSOWF comprised of citizens from El Paso County and the surrounding area dedicated to saving lives and property. All crew members are dedicated, well-trained, hard-working individuals who take satisfaction in delivering a much needed and important service to the community.
EPSOWF provides engine crews and Type II hand crews for all ranges of wildland fire suppression from initial attack to mop-up, prescribed burns, and urban interface protection. This crew has successfully fought hundreds of wildland fires in our county and surrounding areas from small lightning strikes to full blown wildland fires. In addition to fire suppression activities the crew provides public services in the form of training and education.
EPSOWF assist all County fire departments, United States Forest Service, Bureau of Land Management, Colorado Department of Public Safety, Colorado State Forest Tree Service, National Park Service, Department of Defense: Air Force Academy & Fort Carson.
El Paso County Wildland Fire Crew is dispatched by El Paso County Sheriff’s Office Communications Center.