The 325 square miles that Durango Fire Rescue serves has many areas with wildland fire potential. Many homes and subdivisions are in forested areas that require a wildland response. Our career and volunteer firefighters are trained and prepared for wildfire. All of our firefighters go through initial wildland training through the National Wildland Coordinating Group (NWCG). Many members have also continued their training with advanced and specialty training in various areas of wildland firefighting. DFRA is responsible for initial attack on all areas in our district and that border our district. DFRA works closely with federal fire teams such as the U.S. Forest Service, BLM, and San Juan Hotshots.
Durango Fire Rescue has brush trucks strategically located throughout our district for a fast and efficient initial attack on wildfires.