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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.

    Tuesday, March 6 - Fire Chief Ale Tapping at Orchard Rock Bottom:

    Join the Westminster Fire Department at the Orchard Rock Bottom (14694 Orchard Parkway, Suite 400) Tuesday, March 6, at 6 p.m. to kick off the tapping of Rock Bottom's Fire Chief Ale. Taste the 2018 Fire Chief Ale and celebrate the kick off its 6-week-long availability at Rock Bottom. Also enjoy glass sales (only $5 for a commemorative glass and beverage ticket), silent auction (dinner with fire crews, ride-alongs, firefighter memorabilia, gift baskets and more!), t-shirt sales, bag pipe & drum band and enter the drawing for a Lego fire station set.

    Wednesday, March 7 - Fire Chief Ale Tapping at Promenade Rock Bottom:

    Join the Westminster Fire Department at the Promenade Rock Bottom (10633 Westminster Blvd.) Wednesday, March 7, at 6 p.m. for the Fire Chief Ale Tapping. Taste the 2018 Fire Chief Ale and celebrate the kick off its 6-week-long availability at Rock Bottom. Also enjoy glass sales (only $5 for a commemorative glass and beverage ticket), silent auction (dinner with fire crews, ride-alongs, firefighter memorabilia, gift baskets and more!), t-shirt sales, bag pipe & drum band and enter the drawing for a Lego fire station set.

    Wednesday, March 21 - Fire Chief Ale Red Chili Cook-Off:

    The Westminster Fire Department at the Orchard Rock Bottom (14694 Orchard Parkway, Suite 400) Wednesday, March 21, at 6 p.m. for the Fire Chief Ale Red Chili Cook-Off. Firefighters cook up some tasty red for a good cause! Taste all the entries and vote for your favorite for a small donation. The evening wraps up around 8 p.m. with silent auction winners, Lego fire station drawing winners, and chili champions.

    Wednesday, March 28 - Fire Chief Ale Green Chili Cook-Off:

    Join the Westminster Fire Department at the Promenade Rock Bottom (10633 Westminster Blvd.) Wednesday, March 28, at 6 p.m. for the Fire Chief Ale Green Chili Cook-Off. Fire crews concoct some spicy green and for a small donation you can taste all the entries and vote for the one you’d like to win. Silent auction, Lego fire station drawing winner, and chili winners announced at 8 p.m.

    Westminster Fire Administration
    9110 Yates St.
    Westminster, CO 80031

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

    Emergency Phone Number: 911
    Dispatch (Non-Emergency and After Hours Phone Number: 303-658-4360
    TDD: 303-426-0007

    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 Nolan Bailey:  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 (Vacant):  303-658-4500
    Public Education Officer Sherrie Guerrero:  303-658-4536

    Fire Station 1:  3948 W. 73rd Ave., Westminster, CO 80030 
    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