Response and Incident Management


DFPC provides the following resources to support and assist with wildfire response in Colorado: 

  • Multi-Mission Aircraft (MMA): Our MMA program is comprised of two Pilatus PC-12 airplanes outfitted with state-of-the-art infrared (IR) and color sensors (EO) focused on early detection, extended surveillance and support, and all-hazard situations.
  • Helicopter: DFPC contracts 2 Type 3 helicopters: one Type 3 with Helitack crew in Canon City and one Type 3 with a crew in Montrose.  They perform a variety of tasks including recon, transport of personnel and supplies, and water delivery.
  • Single Engine Air Tankers SEATsDFPC contracts 2 SEATs that are pre-positioned around the State based on fire indices and activity. 
  • DFPC Engines and Squads: DFPC has 7 engines and 1 squad positioned at multiple locations around the state.  Crews support and assist local and federal agencies when requested and provide training, fuels management, and prescribed fire.
  • Battalion Chiefs: Battalion Chiefs provides technical support and assistance on the ordering of resources, tactics, and management of incidents to local fire agencies and county Sheriffs.