Bennett Fire Protection District #7 Disaster Declaration
Disaster Declaration Document
Declaration of Local Disaster Emergency Resolution 2020-05
BWFR Admin Office Temporarily Closed to the Public
Staff Working Remotely
BWFR continues to monitor the developments of the ongoing Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak and adhere to the advisories and directions of the CDC and public health officials in Colorado.
As of November 23rd, our Administrative Office CLOSED to the public. As of December 7th, Administrative Staff began working remotely. For your own safety and the safety of other citizens and BWFR staff, please observe the following:
APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. You will not be able to visit the office without an appointment with a specific staff member - staff is currently working remotely. Interactions with the public are being limited. Remember, many tasks can be completed via phone or email. Please reach out to us if you need assistance or have questions, and we will do our best to assist you in the most effective and efficient way possible.
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 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 now CLOSED for 2020. 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, effective through January 3rd unless extended, and current County burn Stages, BWFR is not approving any burning at the present time. This is due to continuing concerns with the COVID-19 pandemic and allocation of emergency resources.
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