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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Childrens hospital of Denver is teaching our crews the important lessons to treating pediatric patients with high fidelity manikins. Would you believe that 45% of our patients are considered pediatric. We love having them as our guests. ... See MoreSee Less

Childrens hospital of Denver is teaching our crews the important lessons to treating pediatric patients with high fidelity manikins. Would you believe that 45% of our patients are considered pediatric. We love having them as our guests.Image attachmentImage attachment

Gunnison hospital is offering FREE CPR/AED for American heart month.
Register: Gunnisonvalleyhealth.org/education
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Gunnison hospital is offering FREE CPR/AED for American heart month.
Register: Gunnisonvalleyhealth.org/education

Today, B shift practiced the art of search and rescue in a simulated burning structure as well as deploying attack lines and creating a water supply from a hydrant. Low visibility and unfamiliar territory make it paramount that we train methodically so that if and when the real thing happens, we can do our best to save a lot. ... See MoreSee Less

Today, B shift practiced the art of search and rescue in a simulated burning structure as well as deploying attack lines and creating a water supply from a hydrant. Low visibility and unfamiliar territory make it paramount that we train methodically so that if and when the real thing happens, we can do our best to save a lot.Image attachment

Congratulations to our 4 award winners at our annual Banquet.

EMT of the year: Tara Sweitzer
Firefighter of the year: Liam Reily
Chiefs Award: Matt Evans
Explorer of the year: Hannah Reily

Your hard work is very much appreciated and we are happy to recognize you and your efforts.

2019 was a great year for department and personal growth. The future shines bright and we are thankful to have such a wonderful group of volunteers and staff.

Take a moment to reflect on what we have in our wonderful valley and be thankful for the opportunities we are afforded. Congratulations to everyone on a successful year and to many more.
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Crested Butte Fire Protection District

Our condolences to our brothers and sisters at Summit Fire and EMS, the family and all of those involved. We are saddened by your loss. RIP. ... See MoreSee Less

Our condolences to our brothers and sisters at Summit Fire and EMS, the family and all of those involved. We are saddened by your loss. RIP.Image attachment
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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 .

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.

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 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
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Fire training 6:00 pm
Fire training @ CBFPD station 2
Feb 6 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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EMS training 6:00 pm
EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
Feb 13 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Denver Childrens hospital team presenting cases with skills
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Fire training 6:00 pm
Fire training @ CBFPD station 2
Feb 20 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
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EMS training 6:00 pm
EMS training @ CBFPD station 2
Feb 27 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Oxygenation, ventilation, capnography (NREMT curriculum)
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Crested Butte Fire Department’s Fire Safety Tips

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