The District has maintained a vision to provide the highest quality of service to the Town of Berthoud and surrounding area. The District serves more than 17,500 residents within its 103-square mile area. Berthoud Fire, has two fire stations, 40+ staff, and 13 apparatus. In 2017 Berthoud Fire responded to 1,381 calls for service. Fire protection, emergency medical, rescue, hazardous material response and emergency management services are provided to portions of Larimer, Weld and Boulder Counties. 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.
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 an emergency.
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. 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 the 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 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.