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 1, 2022
West Metro firefighters respond to nearly 40,000 calls each year- that's an average of one call every 13 minutes. Some of those calls are difficult, even for experienced crews. It could be that the patient is the same age as a son or daughter, or the incident ends with a fatality. 
January 20, 2022
West Metro was one of dozens of fire agencies that sent firefighters and engines to assist in Boulder County on the #MarshallFire. We've been asked what it was like on the front line. To answer that, in this video- hear from three West Metro firefighters who were in Division Tango, in a neighborhood in Louisville. See what they saw. #WestMetroFireRescue
January 12, 2022
Since the #MarshallFire, we've had quite a few folks reaching out to us to talk about wildfire mitigation around homes and property. A starting point- the few simple steps in this video

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