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 Training 6:00 pm
Fire Training @ Station 2
Fire Training Topic: PPE Check, Response Plan & SOG Review Instructor: Chief Ric Ems Location: Station 2 Time: 1800-2200 Dinner will be provided at the station Full Turn Out Gear Required
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Board Meeting 5:00 pm
Board Meeting @ Station 2
CBFPD District Board Meeting Open to the Public
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Fire Training 6:00 pm
Fire Training @ Station 2
CBFPD Fire Training Topic: Guests Rodger Pepper Burn Foundation-SCBA MAZE Location: Station 2 Instructors: Fire Chief Ric Ems & Lieutenant Jarolimek Full Turn Out Gear Required Dinner will be provided at the Station during training
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CBFPD Winter Boot Drive 10:00 am
CBFPD Winter Boot Drive
Winter Boot Drive Volunteers needed! Shifts from 10am-12pm and 12pm-2pm.  These can be broken down into 1 hour shifts as well. Let Veronica and/or Erin Croke know if you can help and what days/times you[...]
Retirement Party for Ben & Laurie 4:30 pm
Retirement Party for Ben & Laurie @ Bonze
Retirement Party For Ben Somrak and Laurie Voegeli Location: Bonze Restaurant Time: 4:30 – 7:30 from 4:30-5:30 Drink Specials appetizers and cash bar
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CBFPD Winter Boot Drive 10:00 am
CBFPD Winter Boot Drive
Winter Boot Drive Volunteers needed! Shifts from 10am-12pm and 12pm-2pm.  These can be broken down into 1 hour shifts as well. Let Veronica and/or Erin Croke know if you can help and what days/times you[...]
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EMS training 6:00 pm
EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
Ambulance Operations and Rig Checks
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C.B. Fire & EMS squad and Association Meeting 6:00 pm
C.B. Fire & EMS squad and Association Meeting @ Station 2
1st C.B. Fire & EMS Squad and Association Meeting Location: Station 2 Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm It’s election time!  Please mark your calendars and plan on attending. Beverages and dinner provided.
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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

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