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.

A Message from Fire Chief Welch

Alicia WelchGreetings 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 for all who live, work, and visit our community 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
Office: 303-384-8090
Fax: 303-384-8089

May 2021 Fire Department Call Statistics

Major Incident Types
Number of Incidents
Percentage of Total
Fires 4 2.35%
Overpressure rupture 3 1.76%
Rescue & Emergency Medical Services 85 50%
Hazardous Conditions (No Fire) 2 1.18%
Service Call 8 4.71%
Good Intent Call 42 24.71%
False Alarm & False Call 24 14.12%
Severe Weather Related Call 1 .59%
Special Incident Type 1 .59%
Total Incidents 170 100%

Incidents by Location

District #1 (North end) 70 41.18%
District #2 (South end) 74 43.53%
Other Outside of City 26 15.29%

Other Statistics

Automatic Aid Received 14
Automatic Aid Given 10
Mutual Aid Received 7
Mutual Aid Given 1
Average Response Time 6:02 min
Average Total Time per Call 14:34 min
Average Number of Firefighters per Incident 5.5
Total Dollar Loss for the month $0
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

 Golden was named after Thomas L. Golden,
a gold prospector who arrived in Jefferson County in 1858.

Additional Resources

City of Golden, Colorado
COG Mesa