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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Yesterday, with the help of the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District we sent out our first firefighter on an out of district wildland deployment. Tanner Perkins is working with a crew from GEFPD. We are excited for the opportunities to grow our wildland program and help when there is a call for duty. These members must commit up to 18 days before returning home. A big commitment. Stay safe out there.
Recently learned we had a hot shot crew back in the 80’s and sent out volunteers into the early 2000’s.
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Yesterday, with the help of the Greater Eagle Fire Protection District we sent out our first firefighter on an out of district wildland deployment. Tanner Perkins is working with a crew from GEFPD. We are excited for the opportunities to grow our wildland program and help when there is a call for duty. These members must commit up to 18 days before returning home. A big commitment. Stay safe out there. 
Recently learned we had a hot shot crew back in the 80’s and sent out volunteers into the early 2000’s.Image attachment

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Tanner is an asset to any team he joins. Exemplary work ethic, humble leadership, and high competency. Powerful combination. Keep it up T.

Good luck Tanner. Your in our prayers

Very nice Proud parents I have 2 friends who are hot shots in Alaska

Amazing! Stay Safe!

Nice shirt from Firecamp!!! Stay safe!

Take care Tanner!!

Tanner hope you’re slaying it!! Stay safe😊

Dusty, Kent says thank you!! #ColoradoFirecamp

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Update on the fire please!

Please be aware of these upcoming fire restrictions. Thanks.Beginning at midnight on Wednesday, August 19th Gunnison County will return to STAGE 1 FIRE RESTRICTIONS.

STAGE 1 Fire Restrictions help land management agencies
reduce fire risk and prevent wildfires during periods of high to
extreme danger.

PROHIBITIONS:
Agricultural burning and the burning of trash or debris are
prohibited.

Building, maintaining, attending, or using
a fire, campfire, or stove fire. 36 CFR 261.52 (a)
This includes charcoal barbecues and grills
EXCEPT: Building, maintaining, attending or using a
fire in constructed, permanent fire pits or fire grates
within developed recreation sites and the use of
portable stoves, lanterns using gas, jellied petroleum,
pressurized liquid fuel or a fully enclosed
(sheepherder type) stove with a ¼” spark arrester
type screen is permitted.

Smoking, except in an enclosed vehicle or
building, a developed recreation site, or while
stopped in an area at least three feet in diameter that
is barren or cleared of all flammable material. 36 CFR
261(b).

Operating a chainsaw without a USDA or SAE approved
spark arrester properly installed and in effective working
order, a chemical pressurized fire extinguisher kept with
the operator, and one round point shovel with an overall
length of at least 35 inches readily available for use. 36
CFR 261.52(h).

Welding or operating acetylene or other torch with open
flame except in cleared areas of at least 10 feet in diameter
and in possession of a chemical pressurized fire
extinguisher. 36 CFR 261.52(i)

Using an explosive. 36 CFR 261.52 (b)
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Please be aware of these upcoming fire restrictions. Thanks.

We have moved our 55 gallon drum of hand sanitizer to outside by the flag pole. Please come fill up at your pleasure. It will be available during business hours 0830 - 1800. ... See MoreSee Less

We have moved our 55 gallon drum of hand sanitizer to outside by the flag pole. Please come fill up at your pleasure. It will be available during business hours 0830 - 1800.

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 .

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.

CPR Classes

CBFPD provides CPR courses and Skills Sessions for blended learning. For blended learning, please visit: onlineaha.org. 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.

Invitation to Bid

There are currently no open bids at this time

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 scaffrey@cbfpd.org 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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Crested Butte Fire Department’s Fire Safety Tips

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