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.

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What a beautiful weekend to learn. 15 different Fire districts are here in Crested Butte learning critical topics that help ensure safety to you and us. Dave Dodson is delivering 2 important topics: the art of reading smoke and the art of reading buildings. Thanks to all the firefighters here who are dedicated to increasing their knowledge. ... See MoreSee Less

What a beautiful weekend to learn. 15 different Fire districts are here in Crested Butte learning critical topics that help ensure safety to you and us. Dave Dodson is delivering 2 important topics: the art of reading smoke and the art of reading buildings. Thanks to all the firefighters here who are dedicated to increasing their knowledge.

Big congratulations to the CBFPD Team on this award. We have all worked hard to improve the level of service we provide. Thanks to everyone including our community, first responders and of course our team for continued excellence. 6 of us are in keystone at the state conference and will be accepting this award tonight. ... See MoreSee Less

Big congratulations to the CBFPD Team on this award. We have all worked hard to improve the level of service we provide. Thanks to everyone including our community, first responders and of course our team for continued excellence. 6 of us are in keystone at the state conference and will be accepting this award tonight.

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Congratulations 🎊 well deserved!!

Congratulations, and thank you for maintaining your long-standing tradition of excellence in emergency services.

So proud of you all!

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Congratulations Robert Weisbaum!

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Congratulations Joseph!🎉

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Crested Butte Fire Protection District

You may see a haze and even smell a hint of smoke due to the Cow creek fire. If the smoke begins to effect anyone’s respiratory illnesses, we are here for you. Thank you.Winds have shifted near the Cow Creek Fire causing smoke to move into our area. This may impact our area for several days. Please only call dispatch if you see flames or a definitive plume of smoke. ... See MoreSee Less

You may see a haze and even smell a hint of smoke due to the Cow creek fire. If the smoke begins to effect anyone’s respiratory illnesses, we are here for you. Thank you.

Fire prevention week was a success. Thanks to all the staff and volunteers who helped teach the importance of fire prevention and thanks to CBCS for hosting us. Always a treat ... See MoreSee Less

INFORMATION update on Whetstone fire: No need to report smoke showing

Yesterday, 10/08/19 the fire became slightly active again due to lower humidity and high winds. USFS has been managing this since it began nearly 2 weeks ago and is watching it closely. There are no values at risk. Although the fire now encompasses approx 5 acres with isolated group torching, spotting and creeping, the fire crews are not actively putting it out. You may see some smoke - so please do not report. Electronic signs have been placed along hwy 135 and Ohio Creek Rd. We have snow anticipated starting tomorrow. Thank you all.
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INFORMATION update on Whetstone fire: No need to report smoke showingYesterday, 10/08/19 the fire became slightly active again due to lower humidity and high winds. USFS has been managing this since it began nearly 2 weeks ago and is watching it closely. There are no values at risk. Although the fire now encompasses approx 5 acres with isolated group torching, spotting and creeping, the fire crews are not actively putting it out. You may see some smoke - so please do not report. Electronic signs have been placed along hwy 135 and Ohio Creek Rd. We have snow anticipated starting tomorrow. Thank you all.

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Snow??!!!!

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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 with Critical Care Capabilities. We transport to local clinics and Gunnison Valley Hospital .

CBFPD FAQ

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

Prevention

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

Join CBFPD

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: onlineaha.org. 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

There are currently no bids.

Notice of ambulance billing policy change

Policy is open to public comment prior to the July 9th, 2019 Board Meeting. Please contact District Manager Sean Caffrey at scaffrey@cbfpd.org or 970-349-5333 ext 1

Section 16 Ambulance Billing

About the Crested Butte Fire Protection District Annual Transparency Notice
  • 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
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    Fire training 6:00 pm
    Fire training @ CBFPD station 2
    Nov 7 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Chimney Fires/Gas & CO calls
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    CBFPD Board Meetings 5:00 pm
    CBFPD Board Meetings @ Station 2
    Nov 12 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Open to volunteers, staff and the public.
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Nov 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    TBD
    Fire training 6:00 pm
    Fire training @ CBFPD station 2
    Nov 21 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Scavenger Hunt
    Thanksgiving (no training) 6:00 pm
    Thanksgiving (no training)
    Nov 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    Happy Turkey day and opening day for skiing – no training

    Crested Butte Fire Department’s Fire Safety Tips

    How to use a Fire Extinguisher

    Restaurant Ansul System Training

    Smoke Alarm Safety Tips

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