The mission of the Golden fire department’s dedicated professionals is to enhance the quality of life for the Golden Community through fire and injury prevention, education and the protection of life and property.
The Golden fire department strives for customer service excellence as a model combination fire department. We pride ourselves in always putting our customers’ needs above our own. Our department culture is grounded in inclusiveness, transparency and innovation. We protect each other through our dedication to training, safety and prevention. As a team of dedicated professionals, we are committed to the residents of Golden, our department and each other. All that we do is aimed at keeping Golden a premier place to live, play and work.
To serve in the Face of Adversity.
Shared Values Acronym: I – LAST
Signifying we have the fortitude to do what is needed and the humility to serve others first.
I – Integrity
We are honest, fair, and consistent, showing an uncompromising adherence to ethical behavior and our shared values.
L – Loyalty
We are committed to each other as one family of brothers and sisters, to the residents of our communities, and visitors.
A – Accountability
We are responsible for our words and behavior to ourselves, each other, and the public. We humbly support one another in the positive pursuit of excellence, coaching each other to constantly improve.
S – Service
We put others before ourselves, doing our duty courageously, honorably, and respectfully. Through education and innovation, we provide the highest levels of emergency services and fire-prevention education in the nation.
T – Trust
We depend on one another’s words and commitments to each other as a high-performance team, based on our professional knowledge, skills, and capabilities.
A Message from Fire Chief Welch
Greetings and welcome to the Golden Fire Department. Whether you live, work or play in the City of Golden please know that nearly 100 dedicated firefighters and staff are ready to assist you. The mission of our dedicated professionals is to enhance the quality of life for the Golden Community through fire and injury prevention, education and protection of life and property. As you visit our website you will learn about our Combination Fire Department, made up of both volunteer and paid personnel. In our 146-year history, we have seen Golden transition from a gateway to the mining industry, into a vibrant and thriving city that is an economic engine of the State.
We strive to achieve our mission through collaborating with the residential and business communities here in Golden. Additionally, we rely on our regional public safety agencies to provide quality and responsive emergency service to our community with GFD. Our focus is on promoting emergency preparedness, public education and safety, and rapid response to emergencies of all types.
We provide service from two community fire stations and maintain two support facilities, which house reserve fire apparatus. In partnership with American Medical Response (AMR), we contract two ambulances staffed by certified Paramedics who provide advanced life support service for all of our citizens on a daily basis.
The members of the Golden Fire Department are looking forward to serving you. If you have a question, comment or suggestion please contact us any time.
Chief Alicia Welch
Golden Fire Department
911 10th St
Golden, CO 80401
December 2019 Fire Department Call Statistics
Major Incident Types
Number of Incidents
Percentage of Total
|Rescue & Emergency Medical Services||116||67.05%|
|Hazardous Conditions (No Fire)||10||5.78%|
|Good Intent Call||29||16.76%|
|False Alarm & False Call||10||5.78%|
|Severe Weather Related Call||0||0%|
|Special Incident Type||0||0%|
Incidents by Location
|District #1 (North end)||61||35.26%|
|District #2 (South end)||91||52.60%|
|Other Outside of City||21||12.14%|
|Automatic Aid Received||15|
|Automatic Aid Given||7|
|Mutual Aid Received||7|
|Mutual Aid Given||2|
|Average Response Time||5:59 min|
|Average Total Time per Call||16:23 min|
|Average Number of Firefighters per Incident||5.8|
|Total Dollar Loss for the month||$21,000|
Fire Department Services:
|Car Seat Checks||Alarm Registration|
|Community Wildfire Protection Plan||Firefighter Member Training|
|Fire Donations||Fire Safety Education Programs|
|Senior Fire Safety|