Our values of Readiness, Excellence, Courage, and Respect provide the foundation for our mission which is to “provide professional service and compassionate care from our family to yours.” Founded in 1902, WSFR has grown from a volunteer‐only fire department to the current combination system of today. WSFR is a Colorado Special Tax District with an operating budget of $12 million for 2021.
Covering 100 square miles in Weld and Larimer counties, WSFR provides all-hazards response from three stations with a fourth under construction. We proudly serve and protect the citizens and visitors of our district with a team of over 80 personnel. This includes the operations division, the life-safety division, and administrative staff who seamlessly work together for the betterment of our community.
WSFR successfully lowered its ISO rating from a 4 to a 2 in 2016 and in March of 2018, WSFR achieved Internationally Accredited status from the Center for Public Safety Excellence. In March of 2023, WSFR successfully achieved re-accreditation.
The Operations department is overseen by the Deputy Chief and is divided into three shifts A, B, and C. Each shift is led by one Battalion Chief. Additional members of the Operations department include Lieutenants, Engineers, and Firefighters. Together, these crews uphold the mission, vision, and values of WSFR by responding to calls, engaging with the community, and promoting fire prevention and safety.
Spearheaded by the Fire Marshal, the Life Safety Division has created and implemented a flagship community risk reduction and prevention program in Northern Colorado. Programs include Annual Fire Inspections, Plan Reviews, Fire Prevention Month, the largest Community Open House in Northern Colorado, and a robust community education and outreach program. The Life Safety Division consists of the Fire Marshal, Community Risk Reduction Manager, and Fire Inspectors.
The Administrative team operates behind the scenes and is responsible for supporting WSFR's day-to-day operations. This includes payroll, human resources, fleet and facilities management, grant applications, accreditation, and more. The admin team consists of the Director of Administration, Human Resources Manager, Business Improvement Specialist, Administrative Specialist, Administrative Assistant, and Support Services personnel.