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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May 25, 2023
For the 25th year in a row, the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) has awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting to West Metro Fire Protection District for the District's 2021 annual comprehensive financial report (ACFR).
April 13, 2023
May is Wildfire Awareness Month, and West Metro is holding a series of fire station open houses to help you learn how to stay safe.
March 28, 2023
Medical emergencies can happen at any time. In West Metro’s district, nearly 70% of all our calls are medical emergencies. Sometimes, the situation is non-life threatening. But often- seconds can mean the difference between life and death.

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