DFD Emergency Response

The Denver Fire Department (DFD) provides the highest standard of emergency response to the city and county of Denver and the incorporated cities of Glendale and Sheridan who contract with us for Fire and EMS services. The DFD maintains 34 fire stations to include four fire stations and seven ARFF rigs at Denver International Airport. These fire stations are strategically placed throughout the 155 square mile area that we protect.

As a full service fire and rescue department, the DFD is committed to excellence in every aspect of fire and life safety. All firefighters are trained in both fire suppression and emergency medical response. As a minimum requirement, each DFD frontline firefighter must maintain Colorado State certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT).

In addition to the core services offered on every fire rescue unit, the DFD manages all fire rescue operations at DIA., and has developed extensive specialized rescue capabilities, including:

  • Hazardous materials response
  • Technical rescue
  • Urban search and rescue
  • Water Rescue 
  • High Angle Rescue

From the moment that DFD emergency dispatchers receive a call; every incident is handled by an expert team of professionals dedicated to saving lives, protecting property and preserving a healthy environment for the community we serve.