4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031

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Westminster Fire Department

Welcome to the Westminster Fire Department

The Westminster Fire Department responds to almost 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. Like our Westminster Fire Department page on Facebook!

Community Events

The Westminster Fire Department participates in many community events to actively promote fire and life safety and to support charitable causes. Here's what's coming soon:

July 4 - Annual WFD Fishing Derby

The Westminster Fire Department would like to invite families out to City Park Lake, 5875 W. 104th Ave., from 8-11 a.m. on Tuesday, July 4 to participate in their annual fishing derby.  This free family event is a great way to kick-off your Independence Day celebration, so grab the fishing poles, bait, lawn chairs and sunscreen and c’mon out! Kids 15 & under compete for prizes for biggest fish and first fish caught. There are goodies for all the kids, plus rides on the vintage fire truck not to mention a BBQ lunch for the whole family. Call 303-658-4500 for more information.

   

Safety Tips

Fireworks Laws and Safety - They Keys to a Safe July 4th Holiday

Limited fireworks use in Westminster is allowed…but watch the news!  If the risk for fires is high fireworks could be banned at the state level.  If there is no state wide ban, then Westminster residents may use some lower-risk fireworks, but only from midnight on July 3 to noon on July 5.

 

There are no “safe” fireworks, but fireworks that are legal in the State of Colorado are allowed in Westminster.  Fountains and sparklers are permissible, but nothing that explodes or flies through the air (no cherry bombs or bottle rockets). Make sure and use permissible fireworks in an open area with nothing flammable nearby, and it’s wise to have a means of putting out a fire on hand, whether it’s a hose, a fire extinguisher, or other extinguishing source.  Also be sure to watch kids closely and tell them the risks and rules before you start – most fireworks injuries are from sparklers!

 

Don’t fool yourself into thinking fires from fireworks are unusual – Westminster Fire Department responds to fires caused by fireworks every year.  Fields, fences, decks -- even entire homes – have burned because of fireworks use.  Be careful, follow the law, and be considerate of neighbors. Of course the safest choice is to go to a professional fireworks display like the excellent show at Westminster City Park.

 

Illegal fireworks use happens every year and Westminster Police and Fire departments coordinate to tackle the issue.  Citations are issued, illegal fireworks are confiscated, and if illegal firework use causes a fire the guilty party may have to pay restitution.  You may report use of illegal fireworks to the non-emergency police/fire number, 303-658-4360. To report a fire, call 911.

 

Warmer Weather and Outdoor Entertaining

As the days begin to warm up, the natural call to the outdoors comes alive. Whether it’s spending more time cooking on the grill, spending time out on the patio, or by an outdoor portable fireplace, the warm weather draws us out of our homes to spend quality time outside with our friends and family. But when hosting outdoor events we want to make sure that everyone is being safe and we have a few tips that should help keep everyone in the family safe the next time you entertain outside.

  • Have an adult present at all times when a portable fireplace is burning
  • Keep anything that can burn, including children and pets, at least three feet away from an open flame
  • When grilling, be sure to keep your grill clean by removing grease buildup from the grill and tray below the grill and never leave your grill unattended
  • Use battery operated flameless candles or solar powered patio (tiki) torches in place of an open flame. Flameless candles come in call colors, shapes, and sizes and many are scented.

If you have any questions about portable fireplaces, seasonal fire safety, or general questions, please contact us at the number below.

  

Contact Us

9110 Yates St., Westminster, CO 80031
Dial 911 in an emergency
Fire Administration: 303-658-4500
Administration offices are open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
After hours, non-emergency number: 303-658-4360
fire@cityofwestminster.us

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