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  • Non-emergency Fire Dept. Services, Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
    (303) 384-8094

     After business hours and weekends
    (303) 384-8045

    Rest in Peace, Golden Firefighter/Engineer John Johnson

    John JohnsonIt is with deep sadness that the Golden Fire Department announces that Golden Volunteer Firefighter/Engineer John Johnson, 43, succumbed to the brain cancer that he was diagnosed with in February of this year. Engineer Johnson passed away peacefully July 2 at 7:48 PM. Engineer Johnson fought a courageous and valiant battle for the last few months but the cancer was just too extensive. Arrangements are pending. Chief Bales and Fire Chaplain Testroet spoke with his wife yesterday morning and her wishes as well as John’s were to involve his Golden Fire Department family in the celebration of his life. Chaplain Testroet will be assisting the family with those arrangements. The Golden Fire Department will do everything possible to carry out those wishes. Once details are finalized, Chaplain Testroet will be notifying us. Engineer Johnson was an active member of this department for the last 7 ½ years. He will be missed and his untimely passing leaves a void within the department. Please keep Robin and John’s family in your thoughts and prayers.

    Fire Department Features New Mapping Technology

    The Golden Fire Department was featured on a news story touting the new mapping technology the department is using allowing them to minimize response time, and maximize aid given. View the story below!


    2014 Recruit Academy

    Congratulations to our 2014 Recruit Academy Graduates on Saturday, June 28. Welcome Rookies!
    June 2014 Recruits

    Mission Statement

    The Mission of the dedicated professionals of the Golden Fire Department is to enhance the quality of life for the Golden Community through fire and injury prevention, education, and protection of life and property.


    June 2014 Fire Department Call Statistics

    Major Incident Types

    Number of Incidents

    Percentage of Total

    Fires 3 2.22%
    Rescue & Emergency Medical Services 87 64.44%
    Hazardous Conditions (No Fire) 8 5.93%
    Service Call 5 3.70%
    Good Intent Call 20 14.81%
    False Alarm & False Call 12 8.89%
    Special Incident Type 0 0%
    Total Incidents 135 100%

    Incidents by Location

    Clear Creek Canyon 5 3.70%
    District #1 (North end) 62 45.93%
    District #2 (South end) 59 43.70%
    Gaming Related Call 2 1.48%
    Other Outside of City 6 4.44%

    Other Statistics

    Automatic Aid Received 1
    Automatic Aid Given 0
    Mutual Aid Received 1
    Mutual Aid Given 3
    Average Response Time 4:33 mins.
    Average Total Time per Call 17:97 mins.
    Average Number of Firefighters per Incident 4


    Fire Department Services:
    Car Seat Checks Alarm Registration
    Community Wildfire Protection Plan Firefighter Member Training
    Fire Donations Fire Safety Education Programs
    Senior Fire Safety Smoke Signals Newsletter