About

The community of Fairmount is nestled in between the towns of Golden, Arvada, and Wheat Ridge on Colorado’s Front Range. 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 27 career firefighters and staff, and over 40 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.

 

 Response resources include:

Station 31 (4755 Isabell Street)
Staffed with a minimum of 2 career personnel and 1 volunteer (24/7)
Administration (M-Fri)
Fire Prevention (M-Fri)
Battalion Chief (24/7)
Volunteers respond to pick up equipment (when available)

Station 32 (18208 W. 58th Drive)
Staffed with a minimum of 2 career personnel and 1 volunteer when available (24/7)
Volunteers respond to pick up equipment (when available)

Station 33 (12901 W. 43rd Drive)
Volunteers respond to pick up equipment (when available)
Our Operations Chief, Training Captain and Facilities Manager are located at this Station

 

The FFPD has recognized that the service provided to the citizens must be balanced. This means a concerted effort of response, training, community safety, firefighter safety, inspections, plan review, and internal support. If any single component fails to meet its objectives then the goal of providing adequate services to the citizens is lost. Obtaining and understanding the desires and expectations of the community are important. FFPD is committed to incorporating the needs and expectations of residents and policy makers in the service delivery planning process.

Based on best practices, National Fire Protection Association (NFPA 1710 and 1720), Insurance Service Offices, Occupational Health and Safety Administration, and the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, a 2000 sq ft. home should have a structure fire response of 14 personnel. A medical response should have 5 personnel, and an auto accident on roadways should have 9 personnel. The Fairmount model uses 5 career and 2 volunteers for daily staffing. Typically there is 1 person off each day due to sick, injury or vacation. Vacant positions are filled with a volunteer when possible or overtime if available. Administrative staff fills in when available as well. The fire district has mutual aid agreements with neighboring departments to provide additional personnel on incidents when needed. The agreements are reciprocal with Fairmount providing assistance to neighboring departments.

 

Our Mission

– TO PROVIDE THE HIGHEST LEVEL OF PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WHILE PRESERVING LIFE, PROPERTY AND THE ENVIRONMENT BY BEING PROACTIVE, PROGRESSIVE AND RESPONSIVE TO OUR COMMUNITIES.

Our Vision

– TO EXCEL IN PROVIDING PROFESSIONAL EMERGENCY SERVICES THROUGH INNOVATION, PARTNERING, RESPONSIBILITY, TRANSPARENCY, AND CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT

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