Pagosa Fire Protection District
The Pagosa Fire Protection District is the excited to announce the completion of the 2022 new firefighter recruit class and congratulate all who participated.
New volunteer firefighters recently completed a 44-hour course on the basics of firefighting. The course included firefighter health and safety, intro to the incident command system, basic principles of fire, personal protective equipment, communications, ladders, water supply, forcible entry, defensive fire control, and loss control and rehab. This class is approved by the state of Colorado Fire Chiefs and is used by many departments throughout the state.
In addition to the state course, the PFPD also includes basic vehicle extrication, fire behavior and live fire classes as part of every recruit class. These supplemental classes are important for firefighters serving our community as volunteers and paid staff work alongside each other at all incidents.
Each member of the PFPD is an essential part of fire district. Being able to provide local training where recruits can become familiar with the actual equipment available to them and fellow firefighters from the district proves invaluable to success.
The PFPD is always interested in encouraging interested individuals to join the district. If you are interested, or know of someone who is, please visit www.pagosafire.com for updates about future classes and recruitment drives.