Poudre Fire Authority (PFA) is a multi-faceted entity -- an organization, a family, and a community partner that is committed to protecting life and property by being prompt, skillful and caring. Our actions are anchored in the core values of courage, leadership, and duty. PFA's employees and volunteers are highly motivated and trained professional men and women, united in service to our community.
PFA protects about 206,000 people and more than $29 billion worth of property (as of 2018) within its 235-square-mile service area, which encompasses the City of Fort Collins and the Poudre Valley Fire Protection District (PVFPD). The PVFPD includes the Town of Timnath, the communities of Laporte and Bellvue, Horsetooth Reservoir and Redstone Canyon, and other areas within unincorporated Larimer and Weld counties.
Tom DeMint currently serves as the PFA fire chief, a position he has held since 2011.
PFA is constantly working to improve and be proactive in the ever-evolving fire service, and you can help us to better ourselves by providing feedback. Please take a moment to send us your comments.
Poudre Fire Authority's administration building is located in Old Town Fort Collins, on the southeast corner of Mountain Avenue and Remington Street. The address is 102 Remington St., Fort Collins, CO 80524.
PFA was established in 1981 through an Intergovernmental Agreement (updated in 2014) between the City of Fort Collins and PVFPD. The goal was to improve fire and rescue services by improving response times to emergencies; and to eliminate duplicate services, thereby reducing costs to both the taxpayers of Fort Collins and the Poudre Valley Fire Protection District.
The Intergovernmental Agreement outlines PFA's funding through a revenue-allocation formula. The City of Fort Collins contributes a portion of sales and use tax, property taxes, and the voter-approved "Keep Fort Collins Great" tax measure, as of 2018. The PVFPD contributes its mill levy (property tax) revenue, as well as pass-through Tax Increment Financing from a partnership with the Town of Timnath.
A five-person Board of Directors, composed of elected members from the PVFPD Board and the Fort Collins City Council, governs PFA. Both the PVFPD Board and City Council appoint two members to serve on the PFA Board of Directors. The fifth member of the PFA Board is appointed by these four members and has historically been the Fort Collins City Manager.
Vice Chair Dave Pusey, PVFPD Board Member
Kristin Stephens, Fort Collins City Council
Darin Atteberry, Fort Collins City Manager
Mike DiTullio, PVFPD Board Member
Secretary/Treasurer Dave Pusey
Board meetings are open to members of the public, and public comment is welcome at all meetings.
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