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.

STAGE 2 FIRE RESTRICTIONS IN EFFECT. If you are seeking an EXEMPTION for areas outside the Town of Crested Butte, please contact the Gunnison County Sheriff for further information.

For Town of Crested Butte EXEMPTION request, please contact Dara MacDonald

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.

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.

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
    PHTLS day 1 8:00 am
    PHTLS day 1 @ CBFPD station 2
    Jun 2 @ 8:00 am – 5:30 pm
    PHTLS day 1 @ CBFPD station 2 | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States
    Please use this link to register: Choose Student Self Registration: Course number: PH-18-00420-03   Checks made payable to: Robert Weisbaum  
    PHTLS day 2 8:00 am
    PHTLS day 2 @ CBFPD station 2
    Jun 3 @ 8:00 am – 4:45 pm
    PHTLS day 2 @ CBFPD station 2 | Crested Butte | Colorado | United States
    Engineer Training 6:00 pm
    Engineer Training @ Station 2
    Jun 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Engineer Training Date: Tuesday, June 5th Time:1800-2100 Location: Station 2 Topic: Dry Hydrant Training out at RMBL Instructor: ______________________ Dinner: More Sandwiches 🙂
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Jun 7 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Training Date: Thursday, June 7th Time: 1800-2100 Location: Station 2 Topic: Mt. CB Water and Sanitation District Training: Two Scenarios 1) Confined Space 2) Haz-mat Incident Instructors: Employees of MT. CB W&SD: Tim and[...]
    Jun 12 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
    CBFPD Board Meeting Time: 1700-1900 Location: Station 2 OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Jun 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Medication delivery and pain management
    Engineer Training 10:00 am
    Engineer Training
    Jun 16 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm
    Engineer Training – DPO Practical Skills Training and Probationary Training for Hose Management Date: Saturday, June 16th Location: Meet at Station 1 Time: 1000 -1600 Please RSVP to Lieutenant Reeves if you plan on being[...]
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ TBA
    Jun 21 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Date: Thursday, June 21st Time: 1800-2100 Location: Possibly in Gunnison at the Gunnison Fire Training Facility Topic: Fire Call Scenarios Instructors: Tony Gonzales – Retired Battalion Fire Chief from Denver Fire Dinner: TBA
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Jun 28 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    CHF lecture with Ben Dunn
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    Crested Butte Fire Department’s Fire Safety Tips

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    Restaurant Ansul System Training

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    Want to make a difference in Crested Butte?  Want to help save lives and fight fires?