About Berthoud Fire

Berthoud Fire Protection District includes 2 fire stations, 13 emergency vehicles,  34 career and reserve firefighters, the Chief of Department, Operations Chief, and 3 administrative staff. Berthoud Fire provides fire, rescue, emergency medical services, wildland, extrication, hazardous materials, risk reduction, and public education response and service 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 2021 Berthoud Fire responded to 1,975 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




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