Mutual and Automatic Aid
The Westminster Fire Department has existing mutual aid agreements with 14 surrounding fire agencies. These agreements allow the agencies to request assistance as needed for any emergency. The impact of these mutual aid agreements is the savings of tax dollars for each of the jurisdictions involved.
Additionally, the Westminster Fire Department has an automatic aid agreement with North Metro Fire Protection District allowing for automatic dispatching of the closest emergency unit without regard to jurisdictional boundaries. The impact and benefit of automatic aid agreements is improved customer service through a quicker response time.
The Westminster Fire Department continually reviews and amends both automatic and mutual aid agreements on an annual basis in an effort to provide efficient and effective emergency service at a reasonable cost.