West Metro Fire Rescue

West Metro Fire Rescue is an accredited, all-hazard fire department serving the communities of Lakewood, Wheat Ridge, Morrision, and parts of unincorporated Jefferson and Douglas counties along the west/southwestern edge of the Denver metro area. The West Metro Fire Rescue family is committed to protecting the community’s quality of life through prevention, preparedness, and all-hazards emergency response. They have 17 fire stations, nearly 400 uniform personnel, and serve a population of roughly 250,000 across 110 square miles. Much of the western edge of the district is located in areas classified as wildland-urban interface or intermix.

Key services:

  • Wildfire Response: all members are qualified wildland firefighters, and are deployed with engines and/or as single resources to wildfire assignments within Colorado and across the US.
  • Resident & Community Mitigation: Firewise Community support and home assessments in collaboration with CSFS foresters and new wildfire mitigation specialist, community wildfire mitigation education, outreach and engagement with residents in our CWPP planning zones.
  • Collaboration: participation in Fire Adapted Communities Learning Network, Fire Adapted Colorado, the Mountain Metro Wildfire Mitigation Council in Jefferson County, and the Douglas County Wildfire Action Collaborative in order to learn from others and implement best practices. Assisting other public partners such as the City of Lakewood, City of Wheat Ridge and Town of Morrison with wildfire mitigation project planning.
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