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Boulder Fire-Rescue


Contact Information

Emergencies: 911
Non-emergency dispatch: 303-441-3333
Fire inspections & plan reviews: 303-441-4179
Administrative offices: 303-441-3350
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office/Non-emergency dispatch: 303-441-4444

Message From the Fire Chief

On behalf of the dedicated men and women of the Boulder Fire-Rescue, I welcome you to our website. Boulder Fire-Rescue Department (BFRD) strives to make Boulder a safe place to live, work and play. BFRD reduces the human suffering caused by fires, accidents, sudden illnesses, hazardous material releases, and other disasters.

I hope you find that it, and the men and women of our organization, exceed your expectations for public service. We continually strive for excellence and always welcome your suggestions on how we might serve you better.

Michael Calderazzo
Fire Chief 


2019-2020 Boulder Fire-Rescue Master Plan

We are pleased to share with our community and interested stakeholders the 2019-2020 Boulder Fire-Rescue (BFR) Department Master Plan Update for 2020-2030. We believe this update captures the essence of what the department should strive for and that our vision of “people first, excellence in all we do” captures our plan to proactively protect the community we serve and take care of those taking care of the community.

The four key strategy priorities highlighted in the plan are intended to focus our efforts on improving community resilience, ensuring quick emergency response, providing for infrastructure updates and implementing strategies for workforce development. Specific goals are listed for each focus area.

The department is thankful for the hard work that went into preparing this plan and the input that many of our stakeholders provided during its development. We believe the plan adequately captures that feedback and the department’s intention to provide the best prevention and emergency services possible for the Boulder community.

Click on the image below to view the Boulder Fire-Rescue Master Plan:

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Wildfire Home Assessment Project

Boulder Fire-Rescue (BFR) is rolling out a new Detailed Wildfire Home Assessment Project that aims to conduct an assessment of each home within the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) boundary of the City of Boulder. The initial curbside assessment will be conducted by uniformed BFR personnel during business hours from the viewpoint of the street, sidewalk or public property, and will not access private property. The curbside assessments are designed to capture a general impression of how well each home is prepared for a wildfire event. Learn more about the Wildfire Home Assessment Project.


Schedule a Free Car Seat Check

Your children are important to you! They’re important to the Boulder Fire-Rescue too, which is why we have a team of car seat technicians. These trained specialists are available to teach parents how to safely install their car seats and ensure their child is as safe as possible while in it.  Schedule a Car Seat Check

Learn about our new approach to treating cardiac emergencies

Boulder Fire Rescue's New Pit Crew Model from City of Boulder on Vimeo.