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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July 30, 2022
On July 19, 2022 at approximately 3:00 am, a fire was reported at the Blue Sky Motel, in the 6200 block of West Colfax Avenue. The motel had been closed for several months and some of the units were boarded up. Our investigators have determined that the fire was intentionally set.
July 15, 2022
More than 500,000 pets across the country are affected by structure fires every year. And about 1,000 fires are actually started by the pets themselves. Prevention is the most important part of fire safety and you must be prepared to keep your home and  your pet safe in an emergency.
July 14, 2022
The cause of the Snow Creek Fire, near Highway 285 and Highway 8, is officially "undetermined." But, West Metro investigators say the cause was most likely lightning, as several witnesses reported lightning in the area about two hours before the fire started on the afternoon of July 12. The fire burned about an acre, situated on a steep, rocky incline.

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