Chaffee County CO Fire Department

Find Chaffee County, Colorado fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.


Buena Vista Fire Department 111 Linderman Avenue Buena Vista CO 81211 719-395-8098


Chaffee County Fire Protection District 15326 County Road 306 Buena Vista CO 81211 719-395-6545

Salida Fire Department 124 E Street Salida CO 81201 719-539-2212

About Chaffee County Fire Departments

Chaffee County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Chaffee County, CO community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Chaffee County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Chaffee County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Chaffee County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Chaffee County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Chaffee County

Chaffee County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Colorado are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Chaffee County. Chaffee County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Chaffee County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Chaffee County, CO

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Chaffee County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Chaffee County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Chaffee County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Chaffee County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Chaffee County and Colorado Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Chaffee County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Chaffee County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.