Vail Fire and Emergency Services

Vail Fire and Emergency Services is a department of the Town of Vail. The Department is an all risk fire department providing prevention, mitigation and emergency services to the town and surrounding area. Vail Fire has been highly engaged in wildfire risk reduction in our community since 2007. Over the past 13 years the department has completed numerous highly impactful cross- boundary fuels reduction projects.

Key services:
  • Community risk assessments
  • Curbside chipping
  • Highly impactful cross-boundary fuels reduction projects ranging from individual defensible space to landscape scale fuels reduction coordinated with the White River National Forest and Colorado Parks and Wildlife
  • “Fire Adapted Vail”: a strategic framework to guide preparedness, mitigation, response and recovery
  • Active engagement at the state and national level with Fire Adapted Colorado, Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, and the IAFC Wildfire Policy Committee
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