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COVID-19: When to contact 9-1-1

Call 911 if you are:
  • Having difficulty breathing or are choking
  • Having an allergic reaction
  • Having symptoms of a heart attack or stroke
  • Are experiencing feelings of confusion, dizziness, or are disoriented
  • Having difficulty speaking, walking, or seeing
  • Have sudden severe pain
Do NOT call 911 if you:
  • Want information about COVID-19
  • Need a ride to the doctor's office
  • want to get tested
  • have mild symptoms

To learn more about our 9-1-1 Communications and to sign up for emergency information and notifications in Denver, visit and our emergency services for people with disabilities page.

You can also read more 9-1-1 guidance from the State of Colorado.

Denver Fire Headquarters - Limited Office Hours

Denver Fire Headquarters will be temporarily operating with limited hours for essential services. Hours will be 9am - 3pm until further notice. Please utilize E-Permits - Accela Citizen Access for permit submittals and payment of fees. This will be re-evaluated and updated as information is available. 

Donations and Volunteering

The Denver Fire Department is touched and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and generosity by our community during this difficult time.

We are working closely with our partner, the Denver Fire Department Foundation (501 c3 non-profit) to accept and coordinate all donations. If you wish to make a donation of goods, services or a direct donation, please reach out to; email; phone 303-594-6567.

If you would like to be a Volunteer with the City of Denver, or donate blood or other items, please visit

El Departamento de Bomberos de Denver está conmovido y abrumado por la gran cantidad de apoyo y generosidad de nuestra comunidad durante este momento difícil.

Estamos trabajando en colaboración con nuestro socio, la Fundación del Departamento de Bomberos de Denver (501 c3 sin fines de lucro) para aceptar y coordinar todas las donaciones. Si desea hacer una donación de bienes, servicios o una donación directa, comuníquese con; correo electrónico; teléfono 303-594-6567.

Si desea ser Voluntario con la Ciudad de Denver o donar sangre u otros artículos, visite


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  Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) City Preparedness Update

The City and County of Denver is working with local, state, and federal partners to provide accurate information about the Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the public. Help us spread facts, not fear.

Get COVID-19 information on support services, donations & volunteering, safety information and more!

“Stay at Home” Denver – March 23, 2020 – A Public Health Order is in effect in Denver. This includes a “stay at home” directive for the entire city that will last from March 24 – April 11. Essential activities needed for health and safety are exempt.
Read the press release, public health order, and frequently asked questions.

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Chief Todd Bower

The Denver Fire Department is dedicated to:

Our Desire to Serve; committing to those we serve with integrity, accountability, and inclusivity.

Our Courage to Act; providing quality, timely and professional emergency services to protect life and property.

Our Ability to Perform; working together to maintain the highest standards of mitigation, preparedness, prevention, and community engagement. 

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Job Opportunities

The Denver Fire Department application process occurs every other year, and academy classes are conducted on an as-needed basis. Please visit the civil service commission for info. The Denver Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer.

In 2012, Denver voters approved  Measure 2A  to invest in critical services, including Denver Fire Department Academy classes and new fire apparatus.

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Main Office:
745 W. Colfax Ave. 
Phone: 720-913-3474

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Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies Only
For Non-Emergencies Dial 3-1-1 or 720-913-1311


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