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.

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Screening site in crested butte CANCELLED today. Please read the update. Thank you.In an effort to keep our medical staff healthy and safe, Public Health is going to have to CLOSE the mobile screening site for today. They ask that if you were supposed to get screened today, NOT TO SHOW UP AT THE HOSPITAL. Instead, if your symptoms are worsening, please call the call center at 970-641-7660. ... See MoreSee Less

Screening site in crested butte CANCELLED today. Please read the update. Thank you.

CALL FIRST, SELF-ISOLATE: You must call the Gunnison County COVID-19 call center in order to receive a pre-screening for our drive-thru screening center.

Do not show up at Gunnison Valley Health, the drive in screening site or your primary care physician. We are prioritizing resources for our highest risk individuals.

We have volunteers awaiting your call 8am-6pm daily at 970-641-7660. The drive-thru will be open from 10am-2pm weekdays.
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Please read and follow the guidelines. Utilize the instructions listed below.IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION FOR GUNNISON COUNTY.

A dedicated local COVID-19 call center has been established for people who think they have symptoms and might need to be screened.

Hours of operation are 8am to 6pm / 7 days a week. The phone number to call is 970-641-7660.

The Gunnison Valley Health Emergency Department is reserved for emergency care and services only. If you are experiencing symptoms of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus), including fever, cough or shortness of breath AND recently traveled, or have been in contact with someone who has traveled, please DO NOT go to the emergency department or call 911. Contact the call center to set up screening.
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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 with Critical Care Capabilities. We transport to local clinics and 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.

Notice of ambulance billing policy change

Policy is open to public comment prior to the July 9th, 2019 Board Meeting. Please contact District Manager Sean Caffrey at or 970-349-5333 ext 1

Section 16 Ambulance Billing

About the Crested Butte Fire Protection District Annual Transparency Notice
  • 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, administrators and 13 full time paid employees plus approximately 40 volunteer firefighters and EMT’s. 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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