Black Hawk Fire Department, (BHFD), covering 11 square miles in Gilpin & Clear Creek Counties (Colorado) including the areas of Cottonwood Gulch, Fourmile Gulch, Miners Mesa, Jelly Roll Gulch, Roosevelt National Forest, Russell Gulch, Signal Hill, Silver Gulch & Smith Hill. (FDID #04705)
Black Hawk Fire Department was established in 1879 as the Black Hawk Fire & House Company No. 1 and later as the Black Hawk Volunteer Fire Department. In 1993 Black Hawk Fire Department became a paid department after 114 years as all-volunteer.
Black Hawk Fire Department has an auto-aid / or mutual-aid agreements with Central City Fire Department, Clear Creek Fire Authority, Golden Fire Department, Golden Gate Fire Protection District & Timberline Fire Protection District.
Black Hawk Fire Department is dispatched by the Black Hawk Communications Center.
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