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.

Upcoming certification course: IV Certification Course – Please check our calendar in July for exact dates and time

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
    Red Card Pack Test 5:00 pm
    Red Card Pack Test @ Buckhorn
    May 5 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    Red Card Pack Test Meet at Buckhorn station prior to 5pm with a 45 pound pack.  The 3 mile walk will start at 5pm SHARP. You will need to sign up in the fire office’s[...]
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Buckhorn
    May 5 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Training Date: Thursday, May 5th Time: 1800-2100 Location: Buckhorn Topic: Wildland Field Refresher Tactics Two parts: Lecture then Field skills Instructor: Aaron Mandel form Southern Park County Fire Protection District (Guffey)
    Board Meeting 5:00 pm
    Board Meeting @ Sation 2
    May 10 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
    District Board Meeting Open  to the public
    Joint Fire & EMS training 6:00 pm
    Joint Fire & EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    May 12 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Lessons and Resilience in the Emergency Service Station 2
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    May 19 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Training Date: Thursday, May 19th Time: 1800-2100 Location: Station 2 Topic: Part I Monster House (A interactive lecture class) Instructor: Katherine Ridenhour (Retired Battalion Chief, Volunteer for Pagosa Fire) Part II of Katherine’s class[...]
    Fire Training 9:00 am
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    May 21 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
    Fire Training Date: Saturday, may 21st Time: 0900-1700 Location: Station 2 Topic: Part II Go/No Go – Value – Time – Size Lunch will be provide.  Will need a RSVP is you will be attending[...]
    Haz-Mat Training a Regional Training 8:00 am
    Haz-Mat Training a Regional Training @ Buena Vista Rodeo Grounds
    May 24 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
    Haz-Mat Training – First step into a Regional Training Date: Tuesday, May 24th Time: 8:00-17:00 Location: Buena Vista Rodeo Ground Topic: Haz-Mat : Show-n-Tell – show off all the equipment that will be used during[...]
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    May 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Traumatic Brain Injuries – taught by Reuben Farnsworth
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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?