Berthoud Fire Protection District includes two fire stations, 13 emergency vehicles, 25 career firefighters, 5 reserve firefighters, 1 Chief, 1 Operations Chief, and 4 administrative staff. Berthoud Fire provides fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, wildland protection, extrication, hazardous materials, risk reduction, and public education. These services are offered to an estimated 24,000 District residents, and nearly 100,000 commuters and visitors every day; an increase of more than 40% in the last 6 years. The District spans 103 square miles in the counties of Larimer, Boulder, and Weld, and includes significant portions of US Highway 287 and Interstate 25.
In 2018 Berthoud Fire responded to 1,457 calls for service. Since 2012, the number of calls for service have increased 94%. Berthoud Fire works closely with the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office, Thompson Valley EMS, State of Colorado / Division of Fire Prevention & Control, and the Town of Berthoud. In addition to proving the town of Berthoud with 24/7 fire protection services, the District offers many programs and services to the community at no charge.
Berthoud Fire’s Guiding Principles
TO SERVE, TO CARE, TO SUPPORT
Our vision is to serve the community with compassion, professionalism, and selfless service. We inspire others by our leadership and participate with partnering agencies to create an environment of excellence through continuous improvement. We aspire to meet the ever-changing needs of a dynamic community by embracing tradition, innovation, and being sound stewards of the public trust and resources.
Integrity: We stand undivided in promoting harmony and maintaining high ethical standards which include honesty, faith, compassion, loyalty, duty and forgiveness
Innovation: We encourage and support creative ideas which improve our services.
Traditions: We respect the transcendent wisdom and time honored practices which have set the foundation for our community and our profession.
Stewardship: We are vigilant in upholding the trust of the community, caring for their safety, and honorably managing their public resources.
Professionalism: We take pride in our proficiency, maturity, leadership and accountability to our mission.
People: We respect all people and care about their safety and well being regardless of status, origin, or personal beliefs
Public education and outreach is a priority of Berthoud Fire Protection District. Our District strives to make the community a safer place by providing many fire awareness and safety programs, and educational opportunities.
Our Public Education events include “Firefighter for a Day” camps, the Smoke Trailer program for all 1st graders in Berthoud, participation in the Safety Fair, Berthoud Day, Oktoberfest, Parade of Lights, National Night Out, station tours, ride-a-longs, safety talks, etc.
To see what our firefighters do
every day, schedule a station tour by calling (970) 532 – 2264. On your tour
you’ll see where firefighters live, eat, train and what they do to prepare for
These tours are ideal for a family outing, community groups, school field trips or anyone interested in the fire service as a career.
- Tours are available weekdays from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Weekend or after hours tours are available upon request.
- One weeks’ notice is preferred to schedule a station tour.
- The firefighters may end a tour prematurely, start a tour late or cancel one entirely in order to respond to an emergency. In the event a tour ends prematurely or cancelled, the station tour will be rescheduled.
- Groups with children must provide an adequate number of chaperones.
- No outside food or drink is allowed in the stations.
Smoke Alarm Battery Replacement
This program is for those community members who are physically or otherwise unable to replace their smoke detector or smoke detector batteries. If you need assistance in this way please contact the station at 970-532-2264. Our firefighters also help those who are unable to reach their smoke detector in vaulted ceilings replace their smoke detector batteries. Keep in mind that our crews will delay this assistance if they are engaged in an emergency call.
Remember that two chirps coming from a smoke detector does NOT mean there is smoke or fire, it means your batteries need to be changed!
Bike Helmet Program
Our firefighters are available to help properly fit bicycle helmets to children to be sure they are worn safely, and will also provide free bicycle helmets to children in need through SAFE KIDS of Larimer County.
Did you know? Berthoud Fire gives away free bicycles, scooters, and helmets throughout the year at events in Berthoud? These opportunities promote safety and the importance of wearing helmets.
Car Seat Inspection Program
Berthoud Fire has certified car seat technicians on every shift who are available to help District residents with installation and safety inspections of car seats. This service is free to residents. Please call ahead to arrange the service or visit Station 1.