Wildland Fire Team

IMG_1680.jpgColorado Revised Statutes (C.R.S) 30-10-513 identifies the Sheriff as the fire warden for the county, who is ultimately responsible for controlling and extinguishing prairie and forest fires on private and state lands within the county. The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Wildland Fire Team assists other local firefighting agencies, and responds when fires occur in areas of Unincorporated Arapahoe County where there is not a designated fire jurisdiction.

The Arapahoe County Sheriff's Office Wildland Fire Team consists of 18 members who have undergone rigorous fitness testing and wildland firefighter training. All members hold a Red Card certification from the National Wildfire Coordinating Group (NWCG).