Woodmen Valley Fire Protection District
1150 West Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919
719-522-9666 voicemail/fax www.wvfpd.org website
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Due to emergency orders by the Governor of Colorado prohibiting any public
meetings in response to the 2020 COVID-19 Pandemic, the August 3, 2020 WVFPD
Board of Directors meeting will be held telephonically.
The meeting is open to the public using the dial-in and access code
below. Under these emergency conditions, only urgent issues will be covered.
All decisions, motions and resolutions made at this meeting will be
ratified at the next full in-person meeting.
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Woodmen Valley Fire Protection District (WVFPD) is a Special Tax District in El Paso County, Colorado, chartered with providing fire protection for approximately 315 homes in the Woodmen Valley, Pine Creek and Thunderbird Estates neighborhoods just north of the City of Colorado Springs, west of I25, and south of the United States Air Force Academy.
WVFPD started nearly 50 years ago as the Woodmen Valley Volunteer Fire Department. In 2000, it was incorporated as a special tax district to acquire additional trucks and equipment. Difficulty in recruiting and retaining volunteers, as well as rising expenses, forced WVFPD's Board of Directors to consider a new strategy in 2008.
Starting January 1, 2009, all fire and medical services for the District's covered areas are now provided by Colorado Springs Fire Department. The District maintains its Board of Directors, as well as its chief, to oversee CSFD Performance and to handle financial matters.
All members of of WVFPD are volunteer and receive no compensation for their efforts. For more information on the development of the District, see the WVFPD History page of this website.
Per Colorado House Bill 19-807, this website will be the primary posting site for all WVFPD regular and special Board Meeting date announcements, cancellations, and changes. This information may also be posted in the public posting places described in the Financial Data page of this website, but it is not required.
Per Senate Bill 09-87 (C.R.S. Article 1, Title 32), this website is considered a Public Posting location for WVFPD. For a list of the other Public Posting locations, refer to the Financial Data page of this website.
Senate Bill 09-087
Per Senate Bill 09-087, Woodmen Valley Fire Protection District must post Part I (Title 32, article 1) data. This data, as well as current and proposed budget data is available on the Financial Data page of this website. WVFPD's Special District Transparency Information is also viewable at the Special District Association's website by Clicking Here. Select the Transparency Notice page in the upper right, then select "Search Public Transparency Notices". Select 'W' and page forward to "Woodmen Valley Fire Protection District".
USAFA Well Testing Update: The local branch of Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility (PEER) has released additional data from the USAFA test results. Their overview letter along with those results are available on the Well and Aquifer Issues page of this website. As a reminder, the USAFA tested 43 wells across our neighborhoods and 40 of the did not show any contamination. Three has less than 20 parts per trillion, which is much lower than the EPA limit of 70 parts per trillion. The USAFA will continue to test, but at this point, it appears this is NOT an issue for our neighborhoods. The press release from the Academy is available here. Please refer to the Well and Aquifer Issues page of this website for additional information.
2020 WVFPD BOD Meetings: The WVFPD Board of Directors will meet on the following dates in 2019. All meetings are public and will be held at the WVFPD Fire Station located at 1150 W Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. The meetings start at 7:00 pm. Residents of the District are encouraged to attend.
2020 Adopted Budget Posted: The WVFPD Treasurer presented a proposed 2019 budget at a Public Budget Hearing held on December 2, 2019 at 7:00pm at 1150 W. Woodmen Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80919. The WVFPD Board of Directors subsequently adopted that budget for the 2020 fiscal year. The adopted budget is available for review in the Financial Data page of this website.
Register for Reverse-911: Did you know you can register your cell phones and text capable devices for Reverse-911 notifications? Go to www.elpasoteller911.org for more information and to set up your phones.
El Paso County Burn Ban - NONE
No burning bans are currently in place in El Paso county, including the Woodmen Valley, Thunderbird Estates and Pine Creek neighborhoods.
For your future reference here are the burn level restrictions:
Stage I Restrictions - The following are prohibited:
Violations of Stage I Restrictions may result in a fine of up to $600.00.
Stage II Restrictions - The following are prohibited:
Violations of Stage I Restrictions may result in a fine of up to $1000.00.
For more information see The El Paso County Sheriff's website or call them at 719-575-8400.
06/13/13 Fire on Westwood Road
Thanks to the quick action of several neighbors, a small fire was stopped that could have quickly grown into a major wild land fire. This was probably started by the careless disposal of a cigarette butt. Please talk to your children, teenagers, contractors and visitors about the dangers of careless behavior. None of us want to see another event like the Black Forest or Waldo Canyon fires -- especially in our neighborhoods.
Please! Control potential fire sources like cigarette butts, charcoal fires and chimenea stoves. And absolutely NO open burning or fireworks! These items may be convenient or fun, but they are not worth losing everything we own.
If a fire does start please remember:
1. Call 9-1-1 First! The fire may look small, but it
can, and will, grow much faster than you think.
In light of the Waldo Canyon Fire, we should all be thinking about Fire Mitigation. CSFD offers onsite evaluations and advice to help you protect your property if wildfire should hit our area. To learn more about fire mitigation visit the CSFD Fire Mitigation Webpage or to schedule an onsite consultation call 719-385-7342.