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.

News and Updates via Facebook:

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Crested Butte Fire Protection District

Have you noticed an increase in activity around our stations? That's because we now staff our stations 24/7 This is the first time in CBFPD history that we have firefighters living at the station 24/7. During the day our staff is at station 1 in town and at night firefighters live at stations 2 and 3. ... See MoreSee Less

The members of CBFPD would like to thank all of those men and women who have served our country, thank you veterans! ... See MoreSee Less

The members of CBFPD would like to thank all of those men and women who have served our country, thank you veterans!

1 week ago

Crested Butte Fire Protection District will be walking down HWY 135 between Riverland and CB South between 9-noonish on Monday, November 5th. With the snow please be safe and budget a few extra minutes as the girls make fast retreat down valley. Thanks for the patience. ... See MoreSee Less

1 week ago

Crested Butte Fire Protection District

Our EMT class students have been working very hard these past few months. Yesterday the students got to put their skills to the test with a variety of simulated scenarios. Everyone did an excellent job! ... See MoreSee Less

**CBFPD is performing a drill behind station #2 Mt.CB until 6pm** ... See MoreSee Less

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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.

CPR Classes

CBFPD provides CPR courses and Skills Sessions for blended learning. For blended learning, please visit: Find course: BLS for healthcare provider or Heartsaver. Complete this online portion and print certificate. Contact Rob Weisbaum to schedule a skills session check off. This takes approximately 1 -2 hours depending on participants. Cost is $20 for the skills portion.

For full CPR courses, please refer to our calendar for scheduled courses.

CBFPD Invitation to Bid

We are currently accepting bids for our CBFPD Triplex project. Please click the link below for full details. Closing date for bids – January 7th, 2019.

CBFPD Triplex – Full Bid Packet

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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