Black Hawk Fire Department was established in 1879 and is located in the mountains, surrounded by the Roosevelt National Forest, 30 miles North West of Denver. The city of Black Hawk became an Historic Landmark District in the late 1980s and is presently one of the fastest growing tourist destinations in the state. Our department was all volunteer for 114 years until we became a paid department in 1993. We are a relatively small department in a rural area that provides fire and medical response to a transient population that exceeds 40,000 people on any given day. Black Hawk Fire runs out of one station with 3 apparatus and two ambulances.
“It is our mission to save lives, protect property and serve our community with professionalism, integrity and efficiency. Our department exists to serve our community and visitors thru the promotion of public safety, timely service of emergency response and an overall willingness to assist wherever needed”
“Preserving the past, protecting the future”
“BHFD will be recognized as a leader in the fire service, respected by our peers and the community. By investing in community education, the highest standards of training, quality staffing and equipment, we will strive to be the best emergency service provider in the State of Colorado while also maintaining a proud community with a strong sense of safety”
To our Community; “We owe our community professionalism, integrity and the highest level of compassionate service”.
To our Department; “We owe this department our full commitment and dedication inspiring each other and believing that every action reflects on all members of the department both past, present and future”.
To each other; “We owe each other a supportive environment surrounded by trust and respect for every individual while maintaining a strong sense of teamwork and camaraderie”.
To ourselves; “We owe ourselves continued improvement through education and training. Maintaining a physical and mental well-being for ourselves and taking pride in our chosen career”.