Wildland Firefighting

Although the Security Fire Protection District’s career and volunteer firefighters meet the basic certification for wildland firefighting, a select roster go beyond the basics to excel in this physically and mentally demanding skill set to be part of the Wildland Team. The main purpose of the team is to provide an increased level of effectiveness and safety to the overall wildland fire incident occurring within the Security Widefield jurisdiction or during aid requests to neighboring fire agencies. Sharing their increased knowledge with the remaining department personnel is another team function. Members train together throughout the year, partake in prescribed fire exercises, and attend numerous hours of classroom curriculum in order to meet or exceed training standards set by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Team members also deploy nationally to aid in fighting large wildfire incidents, which has proven to be the most significant method of gaining experience and increasing qualifications. Since the year 2000, members have deployed to many assignments through out the country. Since that time the team has gone coast to coast multiple times and still stand ready to protect the wildland/urban interface area.

Local Fire Weather

72.3
°F
27
%
68.0
Risk
Moderate
12
mph
0.00
in

Notable Deployments

2021

2020

  • Arizona

    • Big Horn
  • Colorado

    • Pine Gulch
    • Cameron Peak
    • East Troublesome Fire
  • Idaho

    • Trap Creek
  • Nevada

    • Cotton Wood
  • Idaho

    • Badger Fire
  • Wyoming

    • Mullen

2019

  • California

    • Walker fire, Kincade Fire
  • Colorado

    • Decker Fire

2018

  • Colorado

    • Carson-Midway Fire
    • 117 Fire
    • Lake Christine Fire
    • Chateau Fire
    • Weston Pass Fire
    • Silver Creek Fire
    • 416 Fire, Spring Creek Fire
    • Sambrito Creek Fire
    • Lake Nighthorse Fire
  • Wyoming

    • Ryan Fire
  • Texas

    • Mallard Fire

2017

  • Kansas

    • Grassland-Ashland Fire 
  • Georgia

    • West Mims Fire
  • ​Colorado

    • Clark Creek Fire  
  • California

    • Lilac Fire
    • Ventura Fire

2016

  • Colorado

    • Beaver Creek Fire
    • Cold Springs Fire
    • Hayden Pass Fire
    • Junkins Fire
  • Wyoming

    • Hunter Peal Fire
  • Idaho

    • Grape Fire
  • North Carolina

    • Maple Springs Fire

2015

  • Washington

    • Cougar Creek Fire
  • Idaho

    • Motorway Complex Fire
  • California

    • Valley Fire

2014

  • California

    • King Fire

2013

  • Colorado

    • Black Forest Fire

2012

  • Colorado

    • Waldo Canyon Fire