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Department Updates

Kids Zone

Fire Safety

Community Room

2021 Draft Budget

The Donald Wescott Fire Protection District has published its proposed 2021 budget. The Budget is available for viewing by the general public at THIS LINK.

COVID-19 Information

El Paso County is currently in the Safer at Home 1: Cautious Questions about COVID-19? If you are in El Paso County and have non-urgent questions about COVID-19, please call the El Paso […]

Kids Zone

Wescott Fire Department is now offering Sparky’s Firehouse, a virtual hangout for kids! Sparky the Fire Dog has been around since the 1950’s, and now he’s made the transition into […]


IGNITION: Fires start quickly and burn intensely. All fires are potentially serious.

SPREAD: Furious spread likely, along with intense burning. Development into high intensity burning will usually be faster and occur from smaller fires than in the very high fire danger class.

SPOTTING: Spot fires are a constant danger; long distance spotting occurs easily.

CONTROL: Direct attack is rarely possible and may be dangerous except immediately after ignition. Fires that develop headway in heavy slash or in conifer stands may be unmanageable while the extreme burning condition lasts. Under these conditions the only effective and safe control action is on the flanks until the weather changes or the fuel supply lessens.

Winter Driving Preparedness

Whether you’re a native, a new resident, or a tourist, driving in Colorado winter weather can be dangerous if you’re not prepared.  The unexpected can happen when snow and ice […]