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El Pomar Foundation’s Wild Land Fire Fund Accepting Proposals for Funding


The El Pomar Foundation Wild Land Fire Fund is currently accepting emergency funding proposals for personal protective equipment from any fire department of protection district that is involved in fighting the Black Forest, Royal Gorge, and La Veta Fires.

If your fire department or protection district is involved in any of these fires and in need of emergency funding for personal protection equipment, please submit a one-page proposal outlining the following:

  • Type and quantity of personal protection equipment needed
  • Dollar amount requested
  • Outline of costs for and associated with acquiring the equipment
  • Detailed timeline for the proposal including plan for securing the personal protection equipment
  • Contact information for:
    • The fire department or protection district
    • Point person for the proposal
    • Commanding leader of the fire department or protection district

Please send all proposals to Justin Coughlin at

If you have any questions please call the Wild Land Fire Fund phone number at (719) 323-5810.