Fire and Medical Operations


The Denver Fire Department (DFD) is dedicated to providing quality, timely, and professional emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City and County of Denver. The main services provided by the DFD is fire suppression and response to medical emergencies.

DFD firefighters are EMT-B certified and are able to provide Basic Life Support for any medical emergency. Working in conjunction with the Denver Health Paramedic Division, DFD responds to all medical emergencies.

The DFD has 29 Engine Companies responsible for fire extinguishment, 15 Truck Companies designated to perform search and rescue, forcible entry and ventilation, and 1 Heavy Rescue Company which is the nucleus of our Special Operations Technical Rescue Team. These resources are responsible for providing the expertise necessary to rescue Citizens and Firefighters trapped in life-threatening situations.

The city is divided into six response Districts with Denver International Airport designated as a separate Division. Each District operates under the direction of Assistant Chiefs assigned to oversee the operation of up to eight pieces of apparatus. Assistant Chiefs are the Incident Commander at all incidents involving two or more pieces of apparatus.

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