4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031
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Founded in 1934 as a one-station, volunteer department, the Westminster Fire Department has grown to over 130 career firefighters, paramedics and support staff who serve the city from six fire stations and the Public Safety Center. Like our Westminster Fire Department fan page on Facebook!
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:
Help those in Need this Holiday Season -- Westminster firefighter Patrick Queisner and his firefighter elves are coordinating the holiday charity drive again this year. Green donation bins are placed in fire stations, libraries, recreation centers and other city facilities to drop off toys, clothing and non-perishable food items from Monday, Nov. 16, through Monday, Dec. 14. New toys/clothes are preferred, but gently used items 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.
WFD at Holiday Events -- Hope to see you at the annual Westminster tree lighting events! Thursday, Dec. 3, 6:30 p.m. at Fire Station 1 the Westminster Historical Society hosts Hometown Christmas and Saturday, Dec. 5, 6 p.m. the firetruck brings Santa to City Hall for the lighting ceremony.
Citizen Academy Starts March 2016 -- Applications for the WFD Citizen Academy are now being accepted. You are invited to participate in this free 13-week course to learn about the wide-range of services WFD provides as well as the logic behind the emergency services system. Each session covers an aspect of the fire department -- such as fire prevention, hazardous materials, or fire extinguishers – and includes classroom time and hands-on activities. The course is geared to inform citizens about WFD operations as well as teach residents fire and life safety. Classes are held on Thursday evenings, 6-10 p.m., March 3 through May 26.
Applicants must be 18 years old and are subject to a background check. Please note that this course is simply to gain community knowledge — it’s not a precursor to a career in fire or emergency services. There is no fee for the course unless CPR certification is desired; CPR certification is $25. The session is limited to 20 participants and preference is given to Westminster residents. Applications are considered in the order they are received. Print out or electronically complete the registration forms or pick up an application at the Westminster Fire Department, 9110 Yates St. For more information contact Public Education Officer Sherrie L. Leeka at 303-658-4536 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Applications are due Feb. 22.
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9110 Yates St., Westminster, CO 80031
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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