The community of Fairmount is nestled in between the cities of Golden, Arvada, and Wheat Ridge on Colorado’s Front Range.(map) In the last decade, the community has grown rapidly and, in response to this growth, the fire district has grown, too. The total population is approximately 35,000, half being residential and the remaining commercial businesses and workers in the area. The Fairmount Fire Protection District is a combination department currently employing 24 career firefighters and staff, and over 50 volunteer firefighters, who graciously dedicate their time and efforts to the community. The majority of volunteer firefighters live outside of the community and typically work 12 to 48-hour shifts each month. Currently, Fairmount Fire has 3 stations; The District boundary protects the community of unincorporated Jefferson County and areas within the City of Wheat Ridge with numerous pieces of fire apparatus responding to Fire, Medical, Hazmat, Wildland, Technical Rescue incidents, fire prevention, inspection and public education programs. The fire department is a Special District and is governed by a five member Board of Directors elected by the community.
– TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WHILE PRESERVING LIFE, PROPERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT BY BEING PROACTIVE, PROGRESSIVE AND RESPONSIVE TO OUR COMMUNITIES.
– TO EXCEL IN PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICES THROUGH INNOVATION, PARTNERING, RESPONSIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT