About the District

Funeral ProcessionPlatte Canyon Fire Protection District was formed as a volunteer organization in 1947, and in 1980 it was established as a district. The district’s original mission was to protect homes and businesses from fires. Since that time, our mission has expanded considerably to keep up with our community’s incredible growth. Today we provide the community with a wide range of high-quality emergency services and this demand for service increases 45 percent with tourists passing through our district.

Our services include:

  • Structure Fire Suppression
  • Motor Vehicle Accident Rescue
  • Wildland Fire Suppression
  • Emergency Medical Response including ALS medical transport
  • Wildland mitigation programs
  • Swift water & ice rescue
  • Structural and wildland trainings between six surrounding fire departments
  • Educational and training programs in fire and personal safety for our firefighters and community.

Helichopter on RoadWe service mostly residential subdivisions in our district with a population of 10,000. Our district covers an area of 271 square miles in the center of the Colorado Rockies from the top of Kenosha Pass to Will-O-Wisp subdivision. Our district is comprised o residential, agricultural, and recreational lands. We have three primary highways to the mountains in our area that are major HazMat routes. We are responsible for the protection of Roberts Tunnel and twenty miles of the North Fork of the South Platte River that are fundamental water sources, which belong to Denver Water. We have approximately 1,000,000 visitors a year who travel our highways within our District.

Station Coverage

Platte Canyon Fire has four fire stations within the district.

  • Station 1 — Downtown Bailey
  • Station 2 — District Office at Crow Hill
  • Station 3 — Grant
  • Station 4 — Harris Park


Platte Canyon is a combination fire department with approximately 35 volunteer firefighters and 14 career firefighter/medics. Our firefighter/medics are ready to respond to structural fires, motor vehicle fires, motor vehicle accidents, wildland fires, medical emergencies, swift water and ice rescues, HazMat, and many other emergency responses when called upon.

Class B PosseThe vast majority of Platte Canyon Fire Protection District has an ISO Class rating of 5, or 6 for District property owners. These are excellent ratings for our mountain community. We recommend that you contact your homeowner insurance company to make sure that they have you listed with this ISO rating. The ISO rating affects your annual homeowner’s insurance premium.

Our district office is located at 153 Dellwood Drive, Bailey, CO 80421 at Station #2. Our office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m. (303) 838-5853.

To view our District’s Transparency Notice, please visit the Special Districts Association of Colorado at https://www.sdaco.org/cora/sda-transparency/search/index/p/P. Click Platte Canyon Fire Protection District to view the notice.

To view our District’s Local Government Filings, please visit the Colorado Department of Local Affairs website at  https://dola.colorado.gov/dlg_portal/filings.jsf?id=47013&jfwid=a6bcWWR1aZNgSDvpdAop0nEGZGtxMHv4DPO-71Zq%3A0