Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control

Mission: To serve and safeguard the people and protect the property, resources, environment, and quality of life in Colorado

DFPC Sections

  • Wildland Fire Management – DFPC’s priority wildland fire mission is to provide support, service, and assistance to local fire agencies and counties, in addition to filling resource and incident management gaps where they occur.
  • Fire and Life Safety – Administers the fire, building, and life safety codes adopted by DFPC through plan review, permitting, and inspections.
  • Professional Qualifications and Training – Provides statewide training and certification for firefighter, hazardous materials responder, fire officer, and many other positions.
  • Center of Excellence for Advanced Technology Aerial Firefighting – Researches and develops technologies to improve firefighter safety and efficiency.
  • Fire Investigations – Investigators and arson dog assist requesting jurisdictions with fire origin and cause investigations.
Key Services
  • Technical Assistance for Fire Departments and County Sheriffs
  • Funding Support for Initial Attack and Large Fires
  • Prescribed Fire Planning & Implementation
  • Facilitating Agreements & Operating Plans to Ensure Coordinated Fire Response
  • Training and Education
  • Interagency Representation
  • Wildfire and All-Hazard Response (Ground and Aviation)
  • Fire and Life Safety Code Education and Enforcement
  • Fire Origin and Cause Investigations
  • Development and implementation of new technology
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