Operations

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Greeley firefighter performing high angle training
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Three Greeley firefighters handling a drum of hazardous material
Four firefighters standing outside near a smoldering wildfire

The Greeley Fire Department provides an all-hazards approach to protect the lives and property of Greeley residents, businesses, and visitors.

Under the general direction of the Fire Chief, the Deputy Chief of Operations is responsible for all fire department operations. The Deputy Chief of Operations assists in short- and long-term planning and monitors the response and performance of operational units. The deputy chief develops, implements, and enforces policies necessary for the safe, efficient, and effective delivery of our world class emergency services.

The Operations Division consists of 118 uniformed personnel and seven strategically located fire stations throughout Greeley. The Operations Division provides world-class service to our community in the areas of Emergency Medical Services, Fire Suppression, Specialized Rescue, Water Rescue, and Hazardous Materials response.

The Operations Division staffs seven fire engines, two ladder trucks, two command vehicles and a community paramedic ambulance. Two Battalion Chiefs coordinate day-to-day activities and manage resources for the city.

The fire department operates year-round and responds to over 17,000 calls for service annually. Personnel work a 48/96 shift rotation. The men and women of the Greeley Fire Department pride themselves in responding to all major emergencies within 5 minutes or less 80% of the time. Furthermore, through a strong partnership with UCHealth, we are proud to have an out-of-hospital cardiac arrest save rate that is higher than the national average.

Facilities, apparatus, equipment, training, and the department’s Community Paramedic Program (Squad 1) are all managed from this division.

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