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:

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:

It is very important that everyone uses extreme caution when shoveling their roofs. The snow is very heavy and with the right factors in play, can lead to severe harm or death. These urban avalanches are no joke as we have seen. We have had 3 events and 4 patients because of these in the last week.

2 of those events happened in the last 24 hours in which we are greatly saddened to say 1 patient did not survive despite efforts rendered.

Please be sure you are using a buddy system and a good safety system. Please be careful and use good judgment.
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And if you don't know what you're doing- it is ok to call someone and ask how to shovel or for a professional to help you.

Sending love to all.. Thank you CBFPD.

You guys are amazing and thank you for everything you do. Sending love to everyone out there. Please stay safe.

You guys are great ! Keep it up !

Thank you CBFPD 🙏❤️

Thank you for this! A sad day for sure. Please be careful out there!

Prayers to everyone involved

Stay safe... y’all have had a lot of snow this season.

🙏🙏🙏

Oh no! ❤️

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The Pineapple Express has arrived. Please be very aware of urban avalanches. Luckily no one was injured and our firefighters were able to dig out this person quickly. ... See MoreSee Less

The Pineapple Express has arrived. Please be very aware of urban avalanches. Luckily no one was injured and our firefighters were able to dig out this person quickly.

 

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wow , be safe , beacons , beacons , beacons

Nope, crawled right under that pile o snow

That is scary.

Good work, team!!

Thanks for the warning

Yep....right down the street

was it a roof slide?

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*IMPORTANT MESSAGE

There is a CB SAR mission taking place up brush creek at Death Pass. Conditions are dangerous and we please ask everyone to stay away from this area if you were planning on touring today. This will help ensure the safety of all our rescuers. Thank you for your understanding and cooperation.
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Mission completed. Thank you all.

Gas line break in the base area of CBMR by Avalanche bar and grill. Crews are working hard on gaining access to the line to shut off. Ski area still operating however treasury building is shut down until further notice. Please abide by the caution tape set up and do not walk under them. Utilize snowmass road by the axtel building to access the ski area. Will advise when all is clear. Thanks for your patience and understanding. ... See MoreSee Less

Gas line break in the base area of CBMR by Avalanche bar and grill. Crews are working hard on gaining access to the line to shut off. Ski area still operating however treasury building is shut down until further notice. Please abide by the caution tape set up and do not walk under them. Utilize snowmass road by the axtel building to access the ski area. Will advise when all is clear. Thanks for your patience and understanding.

 

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That Codie Aljets sure looks like a stud running the saw. Don't kid yourself Cal Dobie we all know you're the real hero.

Thanks for all the help Cb Fire you boys and girls did work!!!

Gas has been shut off. Thank you all for your patience. Be careful walking through. All is clear

Even the police need heroes! Enjoy the fresh snow and stay safe out there. ... See MoreSee Less

Even the police need heroes! Enjoy the fresh snow and stay safe out there.

 

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Shots fired 😳

Lisa Beda

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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.

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.

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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