Fire Suppression

One primary function of the Greeley Fire Department is to protect life, property and the environment from fire through efficient and effective response. On average, the Greeley Fire Department responds to over 300 fires each year. These fires include residential and commercial structure fires, vehicle fires, trash fires, appliance fires and vegetation fires.

The Greeley Fire Department responds with three Engine Companies, two Ladders Companies, two Battalion Chiefs, and one Ambulance to all structure fires. Through this complement of resources, the Greeley Fire Department is able to address our four fireground priorities, which include life safety, incident stabilization, property conservation and customer stabilization. Additionally, the Greeley Fire Department responds with Brush Trucks and Water Tenders for vegetation fires.

According to the National Fire Protection Association, an average of 3,000 civilian fire deaths occur each year with the large majority occurring in one- or two-family homes, apartments, and other multifamily housing. The Greeley Fire Department recommends as a minimum that smoke alarms be installed inside every bedroom in addition to outside of each bedroom and on every level of the home.

Greeley Fire Department Units and Terms

Engine Company – Staffed with a minimum of three firefighters with one being a Paramedic. There are seven Engine Companies – one at each of our seven Fire Stations. When responding to a structure fire, the primary purpose of an Engine Company is to locate and extinguish the fire.

Ladder Company – Staffed with a minimum of four firefighters at the EMT-Basic level. There are two Ladder Companies – one at Fire Station 1 and one at Fire Station 5. When responding to a structure fire, the primary purpose of the Ladder Company is search and rescue and ventilation.

Battalion Chief – There are two Battalion Chiefs on duty each day. One is located at Fire Station 1 and the other is located at Fire Station 7. When responding to a structure fire, the Battalion Chief is responsible assuming overall command (incident command) of the incident.

Ambulance – Staffed by UCHealth with one Paramedic and one EMT-Basic. When responding to a structure fire, the primary purpose of the ambulance is to treat and transport patients to the closest hospital.

Brush Truck – Cross-staffed with firefighters from an Engine Company. There are two Brush Trucks – one at Fire Station 4 and one at Fire Station 6. These units are capable of accessing fields and rough terrain.

Water Tender – Cross-staffed with firefighters from an Engine Company. There are two Water Tenders, one at Fire Station 1 and one at Fire Station 7. These units carry 2,500 gallons of water and are used in rural areas of our community.