Fire Protection Services
Effective 1/1/2021, OFPD hired 9 Full-Time Career FF/EMT's - they work a 48/96 rotating schedule and are supplemented with part-time FF/EMT's, EMS providers and Volunteer Firefighters. It has been a long-time goal of the District to implement these career positions, yet our roots run deep in volunteering. More to come about this exciting transition...
Career and part-time FF/EMT's are scheduled on shifts around the clock to be available for response to 911 calls. Supplementing with volunteer firefighters, OFPD provides response for brush, structure, MVA's, etc..., fire call volume averages 100+ per year.
4 ambulances provide advanced level service care for 911 response and inter-facility transfers. EMT's and Paramedics respond from Station One for the needs of the community.
Firefighters and EMT's respond to 911 calls for rescue services and work collaboratively with the Olathe PD, MCSO, CO State Patrol and the Montrose County Sheriff's Posse.
OFPD can provide smoke alarms for those in need. Firefighters also volunteer for educational sessions with local students and care centers.
3 engines, 3 brush trucks and 1 tender provide necessary support for our firefighters to effectively suppress fires and provide the community with the protection necessary.
Paramedics and EMT's are available 24/7 for the emergency medical needs of the Olathe community and the surrounding rural area.
OFPD members can respond to surrounding areas for fire and medical emergencies and rescue services.
OFPD can provide a portable water tank for residents in need of water supply for fire mitigation purposes.
A quick call to our dispatch center advises us of your burning activity.
If your burn gets out of control, immediately call 911.