Mission Statement


     We strive to minimize suffering, loss of life, and loss of property incurred by fire, accidents, disasters, and medical emergencies. Our goal is to provide the best possible emergency services to our community as well as the surrounding area through, education, fire prevention, and the response of highly trained fire and emergency personnel.

Security Fire Department was founded in 1956 as a volunteer department for the Security-Widefield area. As our community grows, so does our fire department. Today, we have 36 full-time employees along with about 20 volunteers. We have three stations staffed 24/7 along with four fully staffed advanced life support (ALS) ambulances. 

Our firefighters respond not only to calls in the Security-Widefield area, but to requests from neighboring agencies in Hanover, Stratmoor Hills, Ellicot, and Colorado Springs. Security Fire Department is one of the busiest fire departments in El-Paso county responding to an average of 6,500 calls a year.

     Burn restrictions are enacted and enforced by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office. Please visit their web site prior to burning in order to obtain any necessary permits, view current burn bans, and learn about wildfire evacuation plans.

El Paso County Sheriff’s Office, Ready-Set-Go

 

 

Emergency Medical Services

Our four ambulances have responded to over 4,000 calls for service in 2021. Each year, the number of responses has increased by more than 50%. Many of our EMS providers are dual certified as firefighters and EMTs or Paramedics who respond to all medical calls, traffic accidents, and structure fires in the area.

Emergency Medical Services

Structural Firefighting

Our four structural firefighting apparatus are staffed 24/7 and respond to all structure fires, smoke alarms, carbon monoxide alarms, vehicle lockouts, and traffic accidents throughout Security-Widefield and along with neighboring agencies at their request.

Structural Firefighting

Wildland Firefighting

Some of our paid staff and volunteers choose to take on additional assignments during wildland fires. We respond to mutual aid requests in El Paso county, throughout Colorado, and any state who requests our assistance.

Wildland Firefighting