Although the Security Fire Protection District's career and volunteer firefighters meet the basic certification for wildland firefighting, a select roster go beyond the basics to excel in this physically and mentally demanding skill set to be part of the Wildland Team. The main purpose of the team is to provide an increased level of effectiveness and safety to the overall wildland fire incident occurring within the Security Widefield jurisdiction or during aid requests to neighboring fire agencies. Sharing their increased knowledge with the remaining department personnel is another team function. Members train together throughout the year, partake in prescribed fire exercises, and attend numerous hours of classroom curriculum in order to meet or exceed training standards set by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group. Team members also deploy nationally to aid in fighting large wildfire incidents, which has proven to be the most significant method of gaining experience and increasing qualifications. Since the year 2000, members have deployed to many assignments through out the country. Since that time the team has gone coast to coast multiple times and still stand ready to protect the wildland/urban interface area.
MAJOR FIRE DEPLOYMENTS