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 Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Feb 1 @ 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm
    Fire Training: Date: Thursday, February 1st Time: 1800-2200 Location: Station 2 Topic: RT-130 Annual Wildland Refresher Course If you have a current S130/S190 Certification…This is a MANDATORY training.  Please Bring your Green Incident Response Pocket[...]
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Feb 8 @ 6:00 pm – 8:15 pm
    Charting pitfalls and Chapter 2 acts allowed skills
    Fire Training 6:00 pm
    Fire Training @ Station 2
    Feb 15 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
    Fire Training: Date: Thursday, February 15th Time: 1800-2100 Location: Station 2 Topic: Movie “Only The Brave” Instructor: Jarolimek Dinner: Pizza and Popcorn
    EMS training 6:00 pm
    EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
    Feb 22 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
    Childrens hospital presents cases and hands on skills
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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?