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.

Lateral Volunteer Firefighter Program

Firefighters with at least 2 years experience and current certifications may be eligible to apply. Call 303-215-8888 for more information.

Fire Department Services

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

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 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
Office: 303-384-8090
Fax: 303-384-8089

July 2019 Fire Department Call Statistics

Major Incident Types
Number of Incidents
Percentage of Total
Fires 8 3.76%
Overpressure rupture 3 1.41%
Rescue & Emergency Medical Services 107 50.23%
Hazardous Conditions (No Fire) 6 2.82%
Service Call 22 10.33%
Good Intent Call 41 19.25%
False Alarm & False Call 24 11.27%
Severe Weather Related Call 2 .94%
Special Incident Type 0 0%
Total Incidents 213 100%

Incidents by Location

District #1 (North end) 111 52.13%
District #2 (South end) 89 41.78%
Other Outside of City 13 6.10%

Other Statistics

Automatic Aid Received 10
Automatic Aid Given 6
Mutual Aid Received 10
Mutual Aid Given 9
Average Response Time 5:32 min
Average Total Time per Call 25:54 min
Average Number of Firefighters per Incident 5.3
Total Dollar Loss for the month $140,000
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

 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