The Animas Fire Protection District encompasses about 280 square miles and is one of the partners to Durango Fire Rescue Authority. They surround the City of Durango and extend in each geographic location. They protect residential, commercial, agricultural, and areas of significant wildland interface.
Their main goal is to fund Durango Fire Rescue Authority according to the approved agreement and assure that their constituents are receiving quality Emergency Services. Their major source of revenues is through property taxes. Fifty-three percent of the District’s property tax base is from oil and gas production. The balance of the District’s property tax base is from rural residential and commercial property within their jurisdiction. The District’s heavy dependency on natural gas production, subjects its’ property tax base to market fluctuations