The Norwood Fire Protection District is duly organized and validly existing as a Colorado Title 32 Special District and is presently in good standing in the State of Colorado. The Colorado Statutes under which the Norwood Fire Protection District was organized is the Colorado Special District Avt, Title 32, Article 1, C.R.S.
The Norwood Fire Protection District covers approximately 395 square miles and an additional 150 square miles of unannexed land bordering the fire district, BLM and Forest Service areas. The District covers land in both San Miguel and Montrose counties and the two towns of Norwood and Redvale with a total population of 3500 residents.
The fire district has two full time employees, one part time contract employee and 30 volunteers that provide 911 services throughout the District. The Norwood Fire Protection District members and employees are actively involved in public education and safety programs in the local schools that include (but are not limited to) “Learn Not To Burn”, Basic Aid Training and a fire/EMS Explorer program through BSA. The district continuously provides training for local residents and entities in CPR/First Aid/AED certification. In 2017, 17 AED’s were purchased through a local grant and placed throughout the two towns and within the District with outfitters, local law enforcement and wildlife conservation officers. The District also provides local EMS education programs which have increased our EMS personnel over the last three years.
Services provided by the Norwood Fire Protection District include Advanced Life Support, home healthcare checks, structural firefighting, wildland firefighting and support, hazardous materials response and mitigation, motor vehicle extrication, search and rescue and all 911 calls for assistance. These services are provided by two ALS ambulances, two fire engines, two wildland fire engines and two quick response vehicles equipped with EMS and fire equipment.