The Pikes Peak Firefighters Association (P.P.F.F.A.) has been in existence for over fifty (60) years. As the Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Teller Counties, and other nearby areas experienced steady and substantial growth during the mid 1900's, the need for increased fire protection also grew. New fire departments were formed and existing departments grew in membership, call volume, and technology. It was within this growth that the area fire departments and firefighters recognized the need to form an association that would provide a networking opportunity for everyone involved in the fire service, a forum to deal with area specific problems, concerns like mutual aid and communication, and an opportunity to provide joint training. The P.P.F.F.A. was established to meet those needs.
Later, in August 1978 the Association was granted non-profit corporation status by the State of Colorado, and recognized by the IRS also as a non-profit organization
The P.P.F.F.A. has enjoyed a rich history of hosting annual fire musters, providing a variety of training opportunities every year, meeting monthly at area host fire departments and agencies for networking, training and business, and hosting various social events. As the community continues to grow so does the need to have an association that will continue to meet the needs of area firefighters and EMS providers.
The purpose of the P.P.F.F.A., as presented in the Constitution and Bylaws, is to enhance the personal career (whether employed or volunteer) of those individuals affiliated with emergency response agencies in the Pikes Peak Region, to provide an avenue of information in all areas of the emergency services industry, and to enhance the services provided by emergency services personnel to area citizens.
The P.P.F.F.A. seeks to accomplish its goals and purpose by continuing to provide educational and training opportunities at periodically scheduled meetings throughout the year - by hosting several social events annually by providing an interesting and informative newsletter monthly, by developing a scholarship assistance program for those members in needs, and by providing other avenues and forums to communicate new technologies, training opportunities, government regulations, employment opportunities, and special events to the membership.