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.


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.

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
    Fire Officer Meeting 12:00 pm
    Fire Officer Meeting
    Nov 2 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    Fire Officer Meeting
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Nov 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    CBFPD Fire Training Topic: Building Tours and Alarm Panels Location: Station 2 Instructor: Danny D’Aquila Full Turn Out Gear Required
    CBFPD Board Meeting 5:00 pm
    CBFPD Board Meeting @ Station 2
    Nov 10 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    CBFPD Board Meeting Open to the Public
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Nov 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Case review with Dr. Krier
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Nov 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    CBFPD Fire Training Topic: high risk/low frequency & Skill Stations Location: Station 2 Instructor: Veronica Jarolimek Topic: Skill stations, Debrief on the MVA last Friday and two short videos while we are eating dinner 1st station:[...]
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Nov 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Avalanche awareness
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    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?