Our Organization

We are a combination agency with 30 rostered volunteers and a paid Fire Crew of full-time and seasonal firefighters. Together these dedicated members provided professional fire and medical response to our community, located in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, just west of Boulder, Colorado.

Our agency serves rural communities in a high-risk wildland urban interface. In our approximately 15 square miles we have a patchwork of public lands mixed with mining claims, historic homes and new residences, extending in a “shoestring” shape along the steep drainages of several mountain creeks.

Our department responds to roughly 100-150 emergencies per year. We are an all-hazard agency, responding to structure fires, wildland fires, medical calls, motor vehicle accidents, rescues and other incident types. We have four stations which house a total of seven emergency response vehicles: three engines, two water tenders, and two brush trucks.

Our Mission 

With the support of our neighboring fire departments and with the expertise brought by our committed, mostly volunteer roster, we fulfill our mission of protecting life, property and public lands.

Our robust wildland fire program has supported initial attack suppression activities in Boulder County and throughout the state, and our firefighters have participated in wildfire assignments in nearly all of the western United States, Georgia and Virginia.

In partnership with neighboring districts and other stakeholders, we engage in extensive wildfire mitigation and forest restoration projects and initiatives.

We constantly aim to improve in delivering the highest standard of service to our community, and we welcome feedback and input from our residents. Most importantly, as a volunteer agency, we need your support! Please consider volunteering or donating to our department.


Today, HUD staff are here at @BoulderOEM Disaster Assistance Center in person to help answer questions. HUD staff won't be at the Disaster Assistance Center in person tomorrow, but we will still be available to assist via phone at 303-672-5440.

The Division of Insurance is hosting a town hall tomorrow, 1/19 at 5:30 p.m. for #bouldercounty individuals who suffered partial losses and damaged property in the #MarshallFire. More info and registration at https://bit.ly/3GHEnxw.

Boulder County, CO:

Homeowners and renters who applied for FEMA disaster assistance because of the #MarshallFire or straight-line winds... notify FEMA of changes to your contact information, including your address, phone number, email address, etc.


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