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.

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.

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.

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
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    Fire Fighter I Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class @ Gunn
    Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Gunnison Fire Fighter I class: Topic: Fire Service History, GVFD Orientation Chapter 1 FFI JPR 1C Documentation, Standard or Code Location: Gunnison Fire Department Time: 1800-2100 FULL TURN OUT GEAR ALWAYS REQUIRED
    Red Book Training 6:00 pm
    Red Book Training @ Station 1
    Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Red Book Training: Date: Monday, Feb. 1st Time: 1800-2100 Location: Station 1 Topic: Skill Evaluation Sheets:  Donning and Doffing Gear and SCBA’s and Skill: Equipment Location on E-1 and R-1 Instructor: J. Jarolimek    [...]
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    Fire Fighter I Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class Topic: FF Safety & Health (PPE & SCBA) Chapter 2 and 6 FFI JPR’s 1A Donning and Doffing PPE, 3A Don SCBA and Emergency Procedures, 3B Response on Apparatus, 3C Scene[...]
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Feb 4 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    CBFPD Fire Training: Topic: Rookie Track, Firefighter Track & Engineer Track – PART II Location: Station 2 Instructor(s): Rookie Track – Seyfried , Firefighter Track – ________, Engineer Track – ________ Rookie Track – Red[...]
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    The Difficult Airway Course
    The Difficult Airway Course @ The Lodge at Mountaineer Square - Old Sweet Spot
    Feb 6 – Feb 7 all-day
    The difficult airway course will be coming to Crested Butte for an intensive 2 day airway course. This class is geared towards ALS providers. Registration on Theairwaysite.com
    Fire Fighter I Class 8:00 am
    Fire Fighter I Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 6 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class Topic: Structural Search, Victim Removal and Firefighter Survival Chapter 9 FFI JPR’s 2D Mayday Operations, Exit Hazardous Environment, 3I Search and Rescue Location: Gunnison Fire Department Time: 800 – 1400 FULL[...]
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    Haz-Mat Operation/Awareness Practical Testing 9:00 am
    Haz-Mat Operation/Awareness Practical Testing @ Station 2
    Feb 7 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Haz-Mat Operation and Awareness Piratical Testing  
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    Fire Fighter I & II Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I & II Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I & II Class Topics: Communications, ICS Chapter 3 FFI JPR’s 2A Initiate a Response, 2B Receive a Telephone Call, 2C Transmit on Radio, FFII JPR 1A Implement Incident Management System Location: Gunnison[...]
    Red Book Training 6:00 pm
    Red Book Training @ Station 1
    Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Red Book Training Date: Monday, Feb 8th Time: 1800-2100 Location: Station 1 Topic: Skill: Scribe, Skill: Accountability and Skill: Fire Division Response Plan – Turn into the Chief that night Instructor: Chief Ems
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    Board Meeting 5:00 pm
    Board Meeting @ Station 2
    Feb 9 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    District Board Meeting Open to the public
    Fire Fighter I Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 10 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class Topics: Ropes, Webbing and Knots Chapter 8 FFI JPR’s 1B Ropes, Knots and Hoisting Tools and 5A Clean and Check Equipment Location: Gunnison Fire Department Time: 1800-2100 FULL TURN OUT GEAR[...]
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    District SOG’s and protocol review
    Fire Fighter I Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 11 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class Topics: Portable Fire Extinguishers Chapter 7 FFI JPR’s 3O Extinguishers Location: Gunnison Fire Department Time: 1800-2100 FULL TURN OUT GEAR ALWAYS REQUIRED!
    Fire Fighter I Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class Topics: Ground Ladders Chapter 12 FFI JPR’s 3F Ground Ladders, 5A Clean and Check Equipment Location: Gunnison Fire Department Time: 1800-2100 FULL TURN OUT GEAR ALWAYS REQUIRED!
    Fire Fighter I Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 17 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class Topics:Forcible Entry Chapter 11 FFI JPR’s 3D Forcible Entry Location: Gunnison Fire Department Time: 1800-2100 FULL TURN OUT GEAR ALWAYS REQUIRED!
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Feb 18 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    CBFPD Fire Training: Topic: Rookie Track, Firefighter Track & Engineer Track – PART III Location: Station 2 Instructor(s): Rookie Track – ________, Firefighter Track – ________, Engineer Track – Duke Rookie Track – Red Book[...]
    Fire Fighter I Class 8:00 am
    Fire Fighter I Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 20 @ 8:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I Class Topics: Forcible Entry & Tactical Ventilation Chapter 11 & 13  FFI JPR’s 3D Forcible Entry, 5A Clean and Check Equipment, 3J Horizontal Ventilation, 3K Vertical Ventilation, Location: Gunnison Fire Department Time:[...]
    Fire Fighter I & II Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I & II Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I & II Class Topics: Water Supply & Fire Hose Chapter 14 & 15  FFI JPR’s 3N Water Supply, 5B Clean and Inspect Hose, FFII JPR Perform an Annual Hose Test Location: Gunnison[...]
    Red Book Training 6:00 pm
    Red Book Training @ Station 1
    Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Red Book Training Date: Monday, Feb 22nd Time: 1800-2100 Location: Station 1 Topic: Skill: Equipment Location /Operation on Med Units Instructor: Matt DePan
    Fire Fighter I & II Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I & II Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 24 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I & II Class Topics: Fire Streams Chapter 16 Location: Gunnison Fire Department Time: 1800-2100 FULL TURN OUT GEAR ALWAYS REQUIRED!
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Feb 25 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Children’s hospital will be teaching various topics
    Fire Fighter I & II Class 6:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I & II Class @ Gunnison Fire Department
    Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Fighter I & II Class Topics: Fire Control Chapter 17 FFI JPR’s 3R Ground Fires  FFII JPR 2B Communicate Need for Team Assistance, 3B Coordinate an Interior Attack, 3A Extinguish Ignitable liquid Fire ,[...]
    Red Book Training 6:00 pm
    Red Book Training @ Station 1
    Feb 29 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Red Book Training Date: Monday, Feb 29th Time: 1800-2100 Location: Station 1 Topic: Skill Evaluation Sheets: Equipment Location Fire & EMS Med Units  and Skill Evaluation Sheets: Scribe and Accountability Instructor: ___________________
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