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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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 .


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

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 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
    Fire training 6:00 pm
    Fire training @ CBFPD station 2
    Oct 3 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Fire ground size-up and critical factors (instructor – Heidi Simon)
    CBFPD Board Meetings 5:00 pm
    CBFPD Board Meetings @ Station 2
    Oct 8 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Open to volunteers, staff and the public.
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Oct 10 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Special needs Instructor – Robyn DePan
    Fire training 6:00 pm
    Fire training @ CBFPD station 2
    Oct 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    CPR refresher class
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Oct 24 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Case reviews with Aaron Crawley
    CB fire and EMS squad meeting 6:00 pm
    CB fire and EMS squad meeting @ CBFPD station 2
    Oct 31 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    CB Fire and EMS squad meeting

    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?