Mission Statement

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.

Purpose Statement

To serve in the Face of Adversity.

Fire Department Services

Non-emergency Services
Mon-Fri, 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
After business hours & weekends

Shared Values

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.

July 2021 Fire Department Call Statistics

Major Incident Types
Number of Incidents
Percentage of Total
Fires 8 3.88%
Overpressure rupture 3 1.46%
Rescue & Emergency Medical Services 105 52.91%
Hazardous Conditions (No Fire) 6 2.91%
Service Call 15 7.28%
Good Intent Call 52 25.24%
False Alarm & False Call 13 6.31%
Severe Weather Related Call 0 0%
Special Incident Type 0 0%
Total Incidents 208 100%

Incidents by Location

District #1 (North end) 68 39.77%
District #2 (South end) 74 43.27%
Other Outside of City 29 16.96%

Other Statistics

Automatic Aid Received 19
Automatic Aid Given 8
Mutual Aid Received 7
Mutual Aid Given 4
Average Response Time 7:15 min
Average Total Time per Call 23:31 min
Average Number of Firefighters per Incident 4.5
Total Dollar Loss for the month $10,000
Fire Department Services:
Car Seat Checks Alarm Registration
Community Wildfire Protection Plan Firefighter Member Training
Fire Donations Fire Safety Education Programs
Senior Fire Safety
COG Mesa

 Did You Know?
Golden was originally chosen as the territorial capital of Colorado in 1862.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa
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