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Fire-Rescue Master Plan Update


The Fire Rescue Master Plan is intended to guide the Boulder Fire-Rescue Department for the next 10 years in addressing the business operations of fire and emergency medical service (EMS) delivery in a manner that meets the community’s service standards and sustainability goals. The master plan provides policy guidance and work plan direction. The process to update the 2012 version of the master plan will be very active in 2018 and is expected to be completed in early 2019. The community engagement process will follow the Public Participation Working Group framework.

Status and Next Steps

The master plan revision commenced in October 2017. The phases are as follows:

  • Project scope and process planning (Underway)
  • Phase 1 - Research: Risk assessment, benchmark analysis, issues identification (In progress, Q4 2017 through Q1 2018)
  • Phase 2 - Analysis: Community engagement and gap analysis (Q1 through Q2
  • Phase 3- Recommendations: Formulation of recommendations, establishment of goals, implementation plan development (Q2 through Q4 2018)
  • Finalization: Synthesis of information, draft action plan strategies (Q3 2018 through Q1 2019)

Council Action

  • Second Quarter 2018 – Fire-Rescue staff will present preliminary findings to City Council.
  • First Quarter 2019 – City Council consideration of the final plan.


Holger Durre, Deputy Fire Chief,  [email protected] or (303) 441-3356