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.
Volunteer Application Process
The 2023 Volunteer Firefighter application process is now closed. Sign up to be notified when we are recruiting for our next fire academy.
Three Volunteer Levels
- Recruit: No certifications or experience required.
- Apprentice : Colorado Firefighter I, Hazmat Operations, and EMT required.
- Lateral: Colorado Firefighter I, Hazmat Operations, EMT, and minimum 2 years experience within the last 4 years.
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.
April 2023 Fire Department Call Statistics
Major Incident Types
Number of Incidents
Percentage of Total
|Rescue & Emergency Medical Services||136||60.44%|
|Hazardous Conditions (No Fire)||5||2.22%|
|Good Intent Call||45||20%|
|False Alarm & False Call||19||8.44%|
|Severe Weather Related Call||0||0%|
|Special Incident Type||1||0.44%|
Incidents by Location
|District #1 (North end)||115||51.11%|
|District #2 (South end)||76||33.78%|
|Other Outside of City||34||15.11%|
|Automatic Aid Received||11|
|Automatic Aid Given||28|
|Mutual Aid Received||3|
|Mutual Aid Given||12|
|Average Response Time||7:33 min|
|Average Total Time per Call||22:53 min|
|Average Number of Firefighters per Incident||6.1|
|Total Property Value Saved||$572,200|
|Total Property Value Losses||$11,100|
Fire Department Services:
|Car Seat Checks||Alarm Registration|
|Community Wildfire Protection Plan||Firefighter Member Training|
|Fire Donations||Fire Safety Education Programs|
|Senior Fire Safety|