Florissant is an unincorporated town and a U.S. Post Office in Teller County, Colorado, United States. Florissant, Colorado, was named after Florissant, Missouri, the hometown of the founding family. The word florissant is the gerund of the French verb fleurir, which roughly means to flourish, to flower, or to blossom. Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument is located immediately south of Florissant. The Florissant Post Office has the ZIP Code 80816. Florissant is just east of the starting point of the Hayman fire, which as of 2006, is the largest fire in Colorado's history. Florissant is served by the Florissant Fire Protection District. The District consist of 3 Fire Stations, 3 Engines, 2 Tenders, 3 Rescue Trucks, and a Mule 4wd off road vehicle. Florissant Fire Florissant has several subdivisions, including Colorado Mountain Estates, Florissant Heights, Indian Creek, Wilson Lakes, and Valley Hi. Florissant continues to grow to meet the needs of its population. Examples of this include the addition of a new library offering multimedia opportunities, fast broadband, computer access; as well as, wireless access has brought residents closer to friends, relatives, and online education. As with most communities which are neither incorporated nor census-designated places, determination of a reasonable population count for Florissant is problematic as there is no objective standard determining exactly how much area around the business district should be included in the community.