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The Westminster Fire Department responds to over 10,000 calls a year. About 70 percent are medical calls. The remainder of calls include response to fires, alarms, hazardous materials, rescues (water, technical, etc.) and public assists. Response time is typically under 6 minutes. For more information and statistics, please view our annual report.

Founded in 1934 as a one-station, volunteer department, the Westminster Fire Department has grown to over 135 career firefighters, paramedics and support staff who serve the city from six fire stations and the Public Safety Center. 

The Westminster Fire Department has a mission to:

  • Protect the community from fire damage and loss
  • Preserve and enhance the health of residents
  • Promote, regulate and enforce a safe and sustainable living environment for residents and businesses
  • Respond to and mitigate all identified hazards to minimize risk to the community
  • Respond to calls from residents
  • Engage residents and businesses as partners for community safety
The Westminster Fire Department:

  • Operates from six fire stations throughout the City of Westminster to quickly respond when needed.
  • Responds to water rescues, hazardous material incidents, technical rescues, and other emergency responses.
  • Offers advanced life support emergency medical and ambulance transport services.
  • Provides four full-time ambulances and seven fire engines, all equipped with appropriate medical equipment for life support services.
  • Prepares for and responds to large scale disasters through the City’s emergency management program, managed by the Fire Department.
    The Westminster Fire Department is made up three divisions including Administrative, Operations and Emergency Services, and Training. Each of these divisions are overseen by the fire chief. A more in-depth look at our fire departments structure can be seen on our department's organization chart.

    Administrative Division:
    The Administrative Division oversees Budget Administration, Emergency Management and Preparedness, the Fire Prevention Bureau, and Technical Services.

    Operations and Emergency Services Division:
    The Operations and Emergency Services Division oversees Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Fire Suppression, and Technical Rescue.

    Training Division:
    The Training Division oversees fire training and development for fire department personnel to maintain safety to the citizens and personnel for the City of Westminster.

    September 21 - Public Safety Recognition Foundation Banquet:

    The Westminster Public Safety Recognition Foundation will be hosting its fifteenth annual awards banquet is Thursday, Sept. 21 at the Westminster Marriott, 7000 Church Ranch Blvd.  The event begins with a social hour at 5:30 then dinner at 6:30 followed by an award presentations.  The event honors Westminster police officers, firefighters, citizens, and businesses that have gone above and beyond the call of duty in the name of public safety in the last year. Individual tickets are $40/person.  Tickets are available starting in mid-August and may be purchased on-line at www.wpsrf.org or in person at the Westminster Public Safety Center, 9110 Yates St.

    September 23 - Fire Station 6 Open House and Hero's Day:

    Come join the Westminster Fire Department on Saturday, September 23rd from 12 p.m. – 3 p.m. for firefighters, food, and fun for an open house at Fire Station 6. Bring the family to see the fire engines and ambulances, visit with firefighters, play some games, grab some grub, and even take a ride on the vintage 1958 Seagraves fire engine, and more at this neighborhood gathering. 

    Along with our open house event at Station 6, we will also be hosting Hero’s Day geared towards individuals with special needs and their families. Fire Station 6 is located at 999 W. 124th Ave. here in Westminster. This event is free and be sure to bring your camera!

    Call 303-658-4500 for more information. 

    September 23 - Fire Station 1 Pancake Breakfast Fundraiser

    Join the Westminster Fire Department on Saturday, September 23 from 8 a.m. - 10 a.m. for the annual Pancake Breakfast. For only $5 you can enjoy all you can eat pancakes, sausage, coffee, juice, and donuts. All of the proceeds support Westy CFIRE, a volunteer group that raises funds for the Westminster Fire Department programs such as Station Open Houses, Santa Program, Fishing Derby, and more.

    Westminster Fire Administration

    9110 Yates Street

    Westminster, CO 80031

    Office Phone Number:  303-658-4500
    Fax Number:  303-706-3913
    Email: fire@cityofwestminster.us

    Emergency Phone Number: 911
    Dispatch (Non-Emegency & After Hours Phone Number: 303-658-4360

    TDD: 303-426-0007


    Fire Chief Doug Hall:  

    Executive Assistant to Fire Chief Cassandra Schutt: 

    Deputy Chief of Administration Bill Work:  

    Deputy Chief of Operations Derik Minard: 

    Training Chief Dave Maikranz:  

    EMS Chief Erik Birk:  

    Fire Marshal Bob Hose:  

    A-Shift Battalion Chief Paul Spellman:  

    B-Shift Battalion Chief David Varney:  

    C-Shift Battalion Chief Ron McCuiston:  

    Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Moser:  

    Field Training Officer Jeff Wofford:  

    Technical Services Coordinator Rich Welz:  

    Fire Plans Analyst Mike Schafer:  

    Fire Plans Analyst Scott Wimmer:  

    Fire Inspector Jim Feggestad:  

    Fire Investigator Rob Martinez:  

    Management Analyst Alana Bethune:  

    Public Education Officer Sherrie Leeka:  

    Fire Station Locations:

    Fire Station 1:  
    3948 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster, CO 80030 4501
    Fire Station 2:   
    9150 Lowell Blvd., Westminster, CO 80031
    Fire Station 3:  
    7702 W. 90th Ave., Westminster, CO 80021
    Fire Station 4:  
    4580 W. 112th Ave., Westminster, CO 80031
    Fire Station 5:  
    10100 Garland St., Westminster, CO 80021
    Fire Station 6:  
    999 W. 124th Ave., Westminster, CO 80234