I/we will respectfully communicate, promote and accept the highest moral action regardless of outcome or risk to self.
I/we will model, promote, and inspire; lead by example; and demonstrate unconditional positive respect.
I/we will act courageously for what is right.
To protect life and property by being prompt, skillful, and caring. Our actions are anchored in the core values of courage, leadership and duty. Proudly serving Fort Collins, Timnath, LaPorte, Bellvue, Horsetooth, and Redstone Canyon, Colorado.
Budget & Finance Supervisor
City manager & board member
We’ve gotten faster by a minute! 90% of the time, we’ll arrive within the urban area in 7 min. 47 seconds or less. Through the accreditation process, call-processing times have been reduced by one minute compared to the performance in 2014. In addition, PFA is continuing to use the accreditation process to strive for response times that meet or exceed the National standard of 6:20 minutes 90% of the time .
“A HUGE thank you to the PFA Engine 3, B shift crew for assisting in the birth of my little man who decided to come too quickly to make it to the hospital. Our community is very lucky to have such great people serving it!”
“We would like to express our most sincere gratitude for your service and dedication. We had a fire in our building about one month ago. Both our tenants and us were blown away by the swift response and all the support we received. Thank you for the work you do and for everything you risk to keep us safe.”
“Thank you so much for your help when our house was struck by lightning. Your response was fast, kind, and thorough. We so appreciated being able to trust you all to take care of us – it was really reassuring in this chaotic situation.”
“Thank you, station #3 for rescuing our precious kitty from the hot roof! You're awesome!”
“Miss Margaret loved being able to explore fire trucks today. Thank you all so much for all you do to keep us safe and for being so engaging with kiddos today!”
“I want to thank the PFA and EMS for such a rapid response this morning. Back locked up so bad I couldn't breathe from a few-years old deployment injury. Literally had to carry me down the stairs. Keep up the good work PFA. When it comes to voting/funding PFA initiatives locally, I know which way I'll be casting my vote.”
August 25 - Two fires broke out at 2721 S. College Avenue and 225 N. Sherwood Street. Fortunately, occupants used fire extinguishers to mitigate the fire before firefighters arrived. These buildings had been inspected by PFA earlier in 2015 and both had fire extinguishers not in compliance. Thanks to these inspections, fire extinguishers were brought up to code so they could be used to control fires.
January 10 – The occupants of the multi-family building awoke to flames on a second floor balcony. They were able to self-evacuate with minimal injury and notify others in the building. First arriving units were met with a well-involved fire extending into the attic. The fire was caused by improperly stored ashes from a BBQ grill, and the fire caused approximately $550,000 in damage. BBQ grills on decks are a frequent cause of multi-family fires. BBQ grills are prohibited within 10 ft. of a combustible surface in multi-family dwellings.
December 28 - Station 8 officially opened as a fully staffed fire station in temporary quarters until construction is completed in 2016. This will greatly enhance PFA’s response to the rapidly growing Timnath and southeast Fort Collins areas. Thank you to the volunteers who have served the Timnath community well for many years!