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 nearly 40,000 calls annually, which means our crews respond to an emergency every 13 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 safety education.

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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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September 13, 2022
An RV crashes into a donut shop, a floor collapses during a structure fire, and a warning about ebikes. It's all covered in this edition of the West Metro Update. Watch the Update on Youtube    
September 10, 2022
West Metro has put a new ambulance on-line- Medic 17, which will run out of Station 17 on West 38th Avenue. This is the district's 13th medic and the crew will be providing service to the busy north side of West Metro, enhancing response for medical and fire calls. Medic 17 will also provide some relief for our busier medics. 

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