Bennett Fire Protection District #7 Disaster Declaration
Disaster Declaration Document
Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency Resolution 2020-05
BWFR Admin Office Resumes Normal Operating Hours
BWFR continues to monitor the developments of the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and adhere to the advisories and directions of the CDC and public health officials in Colorado.
As of June 1st, our administrative staff has resumed normal office hours with precautions in place in an effort to prevent the spread of disease. For your own safety and the safety of other citizens and BWFR staff, please observe the following:
If you need to visit our office, it is recommended that you call ahead to ensure the person you want to meet with is available, which will help to reduce unnecessary visits to the office.
Please observe social distancing guidelines by keeping a minimum of 6 feet of clearance between you and others.
Masks or face coverings should be worn to visit the office and while interacting with our staff; we will also be donning masks or other PPE as appropriate when interacting with the public.
We will continue to monitor the situation and make determinations regarding operations, as needed. Our emergency personnel are on duty 24/7 and are always ready to assist during an emergency. In the case of an emergency, please call 911.
More information about Coronavirus (COVID-19) can be found through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Welcome to the
Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue Website
"Striving to Preserve Life and Property"
- What's New?
Our website has a new, refreshed look and some new resources. Please take a look around! We hope you find it to be helpful!
- Development and Plan Review
For information about residential or commercial development, plan review submittal and the review process, and applicable forms or requirement documents, please click HERE
- Open Burning Information
The open burn period is currently ACTIVE, however we do not anticipate being able to approve any burning for the remainder of the year. The burning period runs from April 1st - October 31st, and requires a valid (current year only-not expired) and approved CDPHE permit be obtained prior to open burning. Fire department notification and approval is required for all burning activity, even if the activity is permit exempt. As of now, permits for 2021 can be submitted next spring, with burning ability likely resuming April 1, 2021.
BURN RESTRICTIONS: Pursuant to Executive Order D 2020 210 a Statewide BURN BAN is currently in place, through November 6th, unless extended. Due to continuing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and allocation of emergency resources, as well as fire danger and wildfire activity in the State, burning of any kind is not presently being approved.
If you would like to conduct an open burn and reside within the boundaries of BWFR, you can find information on proper burning procedures, permit application, and some general FAQ's by clicking HERE
- Recruiting Information
Looking to join BWFR as a career firefighter? Do you want to volunteer? Click HERE for more information regarding job openings and volunteer benefits and requirements!
- Public Meeting Notices and Agendas
Per Resolution 2019-04, and pursuant to Section 24-6-401, C.R.S., the District's designated posting location for notices of public meetings (regular, special, and study sessions) shall be our website, accessible online. To review meeting postings and the corresponding agendas, please click HERE
2020 Budget information can be located by clicking HERE
- Annual Fire Inspection Survey
Did you receive a postcard like the one below asking you to complete a survey? Did our crews recently visit your business to conduct a fire inspection? You are in the right place! We would greatly appreciate your feedback - it helps us improve and provide better service. To access the survey to provide feedback on your business's annual fire inspection, click the link below.
Annual Fire Inspection Survey