Crested Butte Fire Protection District

The mission of the Crested Butte Fire Protection District is to help improve the quality of life for our citizens by providing prompt, safe and efficient responses to emergencies with highly trained Firefighters and Emergency Medical Providers.

Upcoming certification course: IV Certification Course – Please check our calendar in July for exact dates and time

Fire Division

The Fire Division provides fire suppression for structural & wild land fires as well as rescue service for vehicles & structures.

EMS Division

The Crested Butte EMS Division provides Advanced Life Support Certified transport to local clinics and the Gunnison Valley Hospital.


Read through our list of Frequently Asked Questions.  We try to answer the most commonly asked questions for residents and builders.


Read about the CBFPD Fire Prevention Bureau and learn about Fire Prevention and Fire Codes and Regulations for Builders


Joining the CBFPD is an excellent way to participate in community service that really matters.  Help Crested Butte by saving lives and fighting fires.

About the Crested Butte Fire Protection District
  • District Configuration

    We cover approximately 220 square miles.  We have a base population of about 2,500 people which swells to nearly 10,000 at the peak of ski periods and other vacation/tourist periods during the summer, fall and winter seasons.

  • Membership Profile

    Consists of paid division heads and administrators, plus approximately 40 volunteer fire fighters and 25 volunteer EMS personnel. There are about 20% of the membership who are members of both the Fire and EMS divisions.

  • Funding

    CBFPD funding is provided by an ad valorem tax collected annually by the Gunnison County Treasurer’s Office.

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CBFPD Calendar
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Oct 6 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Training Date: Thursday, October 1st 2016 Time: 1800-2100 Location: Station 2 Topic: CPR Refresher/Re-cert Instructor: Mike Scott
    Fire Training 9:00 am
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Fire Training Date: Saturday, October 8th 2016 Time: 0900-1700 Location: Station 2 Topic: “Art of Reading Smoke” Instructor: Dave Dodsen MUST RSVP please contact Veronica at 970-349-5333 x 7 or
    Board Meeting 5:00 pm
    Board Meeting @ Station 2
    Oct 11 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    District Board Meeting Open to the public
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Oct 13 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Cardiology review
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Oct 20 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Training Date: Thursday, October 20th 2016 Time: 1800-2100 Location:  Station 2 Topic: Preserving Evidence at a Fire Scene Instructor: Jim Boeckel Fire Marshal with the Telluride Fire Department  
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Oct 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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    Crested Butte Fire Department’s Fire Safety Tips

    How to use a Fire Extinguisher

    Restaurant Ansul System Training

    Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

    Want to make a difference in Crested Butte?  Want to help save lives and fight fires?