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 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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January 26, 2023
West Metro firefighters responded to a record number of calls in 2022 and the district added new resources to maintain a high level of service. Watch the video
December 30, 2022
The West Metro Fire Rescue Board of Director's meeting will be held virtually in January 2023. The meeting is scheduled for 6:30 pm on Tuesday, January 17. An access link to the meeting will be provided the week before the meeting.
November 9, 2022
The two juvenile males wanted for 1st Degree Murder after a fire killed a mother and daughter early Halloween morning have been arrested.

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