Greater Brighton Fire Protection District

Greater Brighton Fire Protection District (GBFRD), was located in Adams & Weld Counties (Colorado).

Greater Brighton Fire Protection District was formed in 1888 as the Fire Hose Company. In 1890 the J.C. Twombly – Hook and Ladder Company # 1 was formed. In 1898 both companies merged, forming one company (Hose & Ladder Company). On July 5th, 1938 the department was legally incorporated as the Brighton Volunteer Fire Department. In 1961 the City of Brighton determined it would no longer support fire protection outside the city boundaries, and rural residents formed Brighton Rural Fire District providing fire protection that covered 196 square miles. In 1980 the two entered into a joint process evaluating the working agreement between the two entities as Brighton Fire Protection District.

In 1987 the voters of Adams County approved the sale of 44 square miles of land to the City and County of Denver for a new airport (DIA). The site of the new airport would occupy nearly 40 square miles of the Fire District with the completed facility to be “bordered” on three sides by the District. The area of the District was reduced by those 40 square miles of area. Due to construction delays, Denver International Airport was not formally opened until February 28, 1995. Because Denver was not able to complete a fire station at the Airport quickly enough, Brighton Fire continued fire service on the airport site until 1992. In 1999 the district changed its name to the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District. The name was changed in 2011 to the Brighton Fire Rescue District. Additional history information was provided by Brighton Fire Rescue District.

Station 51 – Brighton
Station 52 – Village Garden
Station 53 – Barr Lake
Station 54 – Great Rock
Station 55 – Todd Creek
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