Westminster Fire Department
Westminster Fire Department (WFD), covering 36 square miles in Jefferson, Adams & Broomfield Counties (Colorado) including the cities and areas of Arapahoe Ridge, Big Dry Creek Open Space, Brookhill, Butterfly Pavilion, Caulkins Lake, Church Ranch, Cotton Creek, Countryside, Greenberg Farm, Greenbrier, Harris Park, Hidden Creek, Home Farm, Hyland Hills, Ketner Reservoir, Kings Mill, Legacy Ridge, Metzger Farm Open Space, Mission Commons, Mower Reservoir, Oakborough, Park Centre, Quail Crossing, Rocky Mountain Greenway Trail, Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport-West, Sheridan Green, Sherwood Park, Silo, Skyline Vista, Standley Lake, Stoney Creek, Sunset Ridge, The Ranch, Trailside, Wallace Village, Westbrook, Westcliff, Westminster Hills & Westfield. (FDID #00190)
Westminster Fire Department was originally founded in 1934 as the Westminster Volunteer Fire Department. In 1951 the department the first paid person was hired in the position of Fire Marshal, and in 1974 the first paid fire chief was hired.
Through the 1970’s and 1980’s, paramedic services were provided by the Fire Department with patient transports being done by District 50 Ambulance, and in 1991 District 50 Ambulance advised the City of Westminster that they would be going out of business and no longer provide transport services. The Fire Department and city worked with District 50 to turn the ambulances over to the fire department, which then staffed these units using the firefighter/paramedic personnel that had formerly been assigned to the rescue squads, and the Fire Department took over patient transport.
Westminster Fire Rescue has auto-aid (automatic-aid) agreements with: Adams County Fire Rescue (2011), Federal Heights Fire Department, Thornton Fire Department, Arvada Fire Protection District, and the North Area Automatic Aid Agreement in 2019.
Westminster Fire Department is part of the North Area Technical Rescue Team.
Westminster Fire Department is dispatched by Westminster Communications Center.