MODERATE Fire Danger for April 11 & 12

How to keep your property safe from wildfire:






Mission Statement

The West Metro Fire Rescue family is committed to protecting the community’s quality of life through prevention, preparedness, and all hazards emergency response.

“Whatever it takes to serve.”

About West Metro Fire Rescue


West Metro Fire Rescue is a full service, all hazard fire and rescue agency, headquartered in Lakewood, Colorado. We cover more than 108 square miles in two Colorado counties and serve nearly 300,000 residents, with crews at 17 fire stations staffed 24/7. We average more than 41,000 calls annually, which means our crews respond to an emergency every 12 minutes. West Metro is an internationally accredited fire agency and holds an ISO Class 1 rating.


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No matter where you live, wildfire is a risk in Colorado. Find out how to protect your home and family with our Wildfire Safety Toolkit.


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West Metro’s Life Safety Division provides resources to keep you safe at home and in the community. We deal with code compliance, fire investigation, the plan review process for new and existing structures, special event permits, and offer a variety of community education and risk reduction programs and services.

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The West Metro Fire Rescue Training & Event Center is located in Lakewood, Colorado, 15 miles southwest of downtown Denver.  We host firefighter and community trainings and events.

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We are a taxpayer-funded fire district, and we closely manage our financial resources to provide fire suppression and emergency medical services to our residents and businesses. You can follow revenues and expenditures in real time through our financial portal.

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West Metro has updated the district's proposed 2024 budget. You can view it here. 
Just one month ago- it was touch and go for the young man on the left. A scooter accident in a parking lot on west Alameda Parkway had left him with a severed artery in one leg. But, 14-year-old Jake Schaefer was able to call 911 and firefighters with West Metro Engine 4 and Medic 2 arrived on scene.
Prescribed Burn at Bear Creek Lake Park

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