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About Us

Arvada Fire currently maintains eight active fire stations, with a ninth scheduled to open in 2022, throughout approximately 43 square miles in the City of Arvada, the northern portion of the City of Wheat Ridge, and portions of unincorporated Jefferson County.  Arvada Fire has nearly 200 employees who serve approximately 133,000 citizens.  

We proudly serve our citizens and each other with dedication, integrity, dependability, courage, and respect. Our mission is to preserve life, property, and the environment.

Arvada Fire is internationally accredited by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) and has been awarded a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) from the Insurance Services Office (ISO). We are one of eight agencies in Colorado and one of 113 agencies nationally with accreditation and an ISO Class 1 rating.

Arvada Fire provides a wide range of emergency response programs including:

  • emergency medical services
  • fire suppression
  • hazardous materials
  • technical rescue
  • water and ice rescue
  • wildland response
Additionally, Arvada Fire provides a wide array of community risk reduction programs including:

  • blood pressure and blood sugar checks
  • business inspections
  • child passenger safety inspections
  • citizen fire academy and youth fire academy
  • community visits and presentations
  • fall prevention
  • home safety inspections
  • plan review
  • school visits and presentations
The Arvada Fire Protection District is a fire protection special tax district organized in May of 1949 under Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes and provides fire protection and emergency medical services to its community. As a special district form of government, Arvada Fire is not affiliated with any city or county government.