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Wildland Firefighting Information


Emergency Services is responsible for the management of wildland fire, search and rescue, and water rescue incidents in Larimer County.

Coordination of these incidents include the Fire Protection Districts and volunteer fire departments in Larimer County, the Larimer County Search and Rescue Team, and Larimer County Dive Rescue Team. Both Larimer County Dive Rescue and Larimer County Search and Rescue are volunteer organizations that provide services 24-hours, year-round. Anyone living in Larimer County is eligible for membership in either organization.

Emergency Services also coordinates programs designed to provide elementary school children with basic information on how to avoid becoming lost in the wilderness. Children are also advised on how to survive and assist Search and Rescue personnel in locating them if they do become lost.

The Wildland Fire program is comprised of specially trained and certified individuals for the suppression of forest, brush and grass fires that occur in Larimer County. Fire Crew members that complete the hiring process are paid for suppression work .

For information on an active Larimer County emergencies or disasters, please call 970-498-5500.

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