What You Should Know
Your Money at Work
The Fire District is a Special Taxing District which means property owners within our boundaries fund our operations through property taxes. We are committed to being competitive, responsive, transparent, and responsible with your hard-earned money and what you pay in taxes is reinvested directly in your community emergency services so you receive the direct benefit of your investment.
Citizen Governance & Local Control
Because we are a special district, we have an elected five-member Board of Directors that serve as citizen governance and policy oversight. You have a direct say in our services and everything we do, we are here to serve you not the other way around.
Low Emergency Response Times
Our service goal is to get lifesaving equipment and rescuers to you within 5.5 minutes of receiving notification from the dispatch center. Our current average response time is 4.28 minutes, far below the national average.
Close Access to Fire Stations & Equipment
Fire/ Emergency Medical Services (EMS) stations are placed strategically in coordinated planning with our anchor communities so that everyone is within 5 miles of a station, not just a portion of our customers. Our fire/EMS Stations have a service area of an average of 9 square miles. This allows for rapid access to life-saving services everywhere in our service area and means we can bring all of our resources to larger emergencies in the time it takes others to get one station to the emergency.
Fire - Based EMS System
The District provides advanced life support ambulance transport services in addition to firefighting, rescue, and prevention services. This system allows for maximum flexibility and readiness with highly trained and compassionate cross-trained Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Firefighters. Our goal is to provide you with the highest level of life-saving services; all community based, community controlled, and focused on you and your family.
Trained & Compassionate Responders
Ours is a business of service to you and we stand ready to face the dangers that threaten our communities. Our emergency responders are a diversified and well-trained group of men and women motivated to intervene in any emergency. We are honored by the trust you give us and committed to go above and beyond the call of duty to help you in your greatest time of need.
Our Firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedics are trained in:
- Advanced Life Support
- Hazardous Materials Response
- Rope Rescue
- Structural Firefighting
- Trench, Collapse and Confined Space Rescue
- Swift Water and Ice Rescue
- Wildland Firefighting
- Many Other Functions and Techniques
Business Friendly Safety Inspections
The Fire District performs annual fire safety inspections for all businesses within the Towns of Frederick and Firestone. The District does its best to always do inspections when it is the least impactful for businesses. All businesses are notified ahead of the inspection with a checklist of items to be inspected so you can be informed, prepared and proactive.
Community Preparedness & Outreach Events
We believe the safest community is a prepared community. Our commitment to this belief includes educational and outreach events by our certified technicians throughout the year, which include:
- Car seat safety
- Community safety days
- CPR/ Automated External Defibrillator (AED) classes
- Fire extinguisher training
- Preparedness classes
- School fire prevention programs
We also sponsor community events such as the annual Santa Run, Fire/EMS station tours, and we participate in Town sponsored events, all of this for the purpose of enhancing your quality of life, reducing community risk and allowing us the opportunity to build relationships with you before, during and after emergencies.
High Customer Ratings / Testimonials
Over the years the District has received numerous high customer ratings and testimonials. If you have positive or negative comment, please reach out to us.
Our Core Values
Our core value is anchored in service.
Our defining values include:
The one value that inspires our culture and remains the glue of our other core values. We recognize we are often the last line of defense for those experiencing personal tragedy and we stand ready to intervene, keeping you, your family and community safe.
We believe it is our moral and ethical obligation to commit ourselves to always being prepared and ready to intervene on your behalf.
We believe it is our privilege to serve you while upholding a code or personal integrity intertwined with trust, dignity and respect at all times.
We believe in empathy and kindness that motivates us to go out of our way to help the physical, mental, or emotional pains of another and themselves..
We believe in being honest and showing a consistent and uncompromising adherence to strong moral and ethical principles and values in our actions and decision-making principles.
We believe as an organization supported by our citizens, we commit ourselves to careful, transparent and responsible management of your property and financial resources.
We believe in maintaining an attitude of mastery that reflects the ever-changing world around us. As the expectations and demands continue to evolve we will remain competent and skilled in emergency services.