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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 two divisions including Administrative and Operations and Emergency Services. Both 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, Training, Special Operations, and Technical Rescue.

    Nov. 1-15 - Santa Visit Lottery Sign Up:

    Westminster Fire Department has been in communication with the elves in the North Pole and Santa is available and excited to visit kids in Westminster Dec. 1-6.  If you are interested in receiving a visit, now is the time to sign up for the Santa visit lottery.  The Santa program, a tradition of the Westminster Fire Department since 1935, includes the arrival of Jolly St. Nick on a fire truck, time for kids to let Santa know their Christmas wishes (and take photos), then good boys and girls receive a candy gift as Santa leaves.  Visits are scheduled geographically, sometime between 6–8 p.m. from Dec. 1-6. Registration for this program is a lottery system; entries for a Santa visit are ONLY accepted from 8 a.m., Nov. 1 through 5 p.m., Nov. 15.  When registering, provide your full name, address, and phone number (reservations cannot be made without complete information, limit one registration per household).  Register for a chance to have Santa visit your home by registering here.  All complete requests will be entered in a drawing; notification of the lottery results will begin the week of Nov. 20.  For more information call 303-658-4500.


    Nov. 16 - Dec. 15 - Holiday Charity Drive:

    Westminster firefighters are coordinating the holiday charity drive again this year.  Green donation bins are placed in fire stations, libraries, rec centers, and other city facilities for drop-off of toys, clothing, and non-perishable food items. New toys and clothes are preferred, but gently-used are also appreciated.  Donations are distributed to the Have a Heart Project, Jeffco Foster Care, Westminster FISH food bank and the Westminster Police Santa Cops program. Call 303-658-4500 for more information.


    Dec. 7 - Hometown Christmas and Tree Lighting:

    The Westminster Fire Department and Westminster Historical Society will be hosting the Hometown Christmas Celebration at Fire Station 1, 3498 W. 73rd Ave., on Dec. 7 from 6:30-9 p.m. Come down to celebrate the holidays like the early settlers of Westminster with the historic lighting of the tree at Fire Station 1, which firefighters have decorated for many years for the annual lighting ceremony. There will be songs of the season, a visit from Santa, food and the lighting of the tree honored by a local family. Local galleries will also be open 

    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



    Personnel:

    Fire Chief Doug Hall:  
    303-658-4500

    Executive Assistant to Fire Chief Cassandra Schutt: 
    303-658-4512

    Deputy Chief of Administration Bill Work:  
    303-658-4530

    Deputy Chief of Operations Derik Minard: 
    303-658-4515

    Training Chief Dave Maikranz:  
    303-658-4534

    EMS Chief Erik Birk:  
    303-658-4532

    Fire Marshal Bob Hose:  
    303-658-4540

    A-Shift Battalion Chief Paul Spellman:  
    303-658-4527

    B-Shift Battalion Chief David Varney:  
    303-658-4828

    C-Shift Battalion Chief Ron McCuiston:  
    303-658-4525

    Emergency Management Coordinator Greg Moser:  
    303-658-4550

    Field Training Officer Jeff Wofford:  
    303-658-4531

    Technical Services Coordinator Rich Welz:  
    303-658-4533

    Fire Plans Analyst Scott Wimmer:  
    303-658-4544

    Fire Inspector Jim Feggestad:  
    303-658-4543

    Fire Investigator Rob Martinez:  
    303-658-4545

    Management Analyst Alana Bethune:  
    303-658-4518

    Public Education Officer Sherrie Leeka:  
    303-658-4536


    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