Durango Fire & Rescue is dedicated to providing quality, timely, and professional emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City of Durango and La Plata County. While Durango Fire & Rescue is an “All Hazards” department, our primary service is fire suppression and medical response.

Durango Fire & Rescue line personnel are a minimum of Colorado Firefighter 1 and EMT-Basic certified to provide Basic Life Support for any medical emergency. A significant portion of our responding line personnel are EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics, providing our district with excellent Advanced Life Support coverage and some of the most progressive medical care of any ambulance service in the State of Colorado.


Durango Fire & Rescue has sixteen fire stations strategically placed within our district boundaries to maximize coverage during an emergency. Durango Fire & Rescue is the first due emergency response in our 325 square mile district for the following types of calls.

Emergecy Reponse Call Types

  • Structure Fires
  • Wildland Fires
  • Gas Leaks/Odors
  • Motor Vehicle Crashes
  • Fire Alarm Activations
  • Emergency Medical
  • Hazardous Materials
  • Swiftwater Rescue
  • High Angle Rope Rescue
  • Low Angle Rope Rescue
  • And many more…

The Operations Division is overseen by the Deputy Chief of Operations and our Battalion Chiefs. Durango Fire & Rescue has one battalion chief and four captains on each shift to ensure the proper supervision and activation of emergency crews. Durango Fire & Rescue also relies heavily on our volunteer forces to increase our availability and response throughout the district under the supervision of a Battalion Chief