The Palisade Fire Department was founded in 1958 and covers the Town of Palisade in Mesa County (Colorado) including the areas of Cameo, Coal Gulch, Colorado River, Go Boy Mine, Midwest Mine, Mount Garfield, Mount Lincoln & Palisade Mine which are included in the Palisade Fire Protection District and Palisade Rural Fire Protection District. The Palisade Fire Department provides fire and ems services to the fire protection district under contract. (FDID #07750)
The Clifton Fire Protection District command staff previously oversaw the Palisade Fire Department. The Town of Palisade, Palisade Fire Department, and Clifton Fire District entered a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on January 12th, 2021 to pursue consolidation of fire services. The MOU brings the Palisade Fire Department under the command structure and administrative support of the Clifton Fire Protection District. This MOU was terminated in May of 2022 and both agencies returned to their previous operations without the consolidation of services.
Palisade Fire Protection District is dispatched by Grand Junction Regional Communication Center.