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DFPC Senior Firefighter Tyler Thorn on the East Canyon Fire outside Durango, Colorado| Photo credit: Brian Amdur,

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News Release: State Fire Agency Statement on Kruger Rock Fire Single Engine Air Tanker Crash

Lakewood, CO- The Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) is saddened to learn about the death of CO Fire Aviation Pilot Marc Thor Olson in a crash involving a Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT) last night responding to the Kruger Rock Fire in Larimer County. Our thoughts and prayers are with Mr. Olson’s family, our friends at CO Fire Aviation, and the entire firefighting community as we grieve this loss. Read the full release here.

Announcement: State Fire Agency Names New Training Unit Chief

Lakewood, CO- The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) has announced Beau Edic as the new Training Unit Chief. Read the full announcement here.

Public Notice: Prescribed Burning Planned Within the Town of Frederick at Centennial Park, Bulrush Wetlands, Fox Run, and Bella Rosa Golf Course

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2021 Annual Report: Colorado Fire Commission

The charge of the Colorado Fire Commission (Commission) is to evaluate how Colorado manages fire and its consequences. The Commission does this by bringing together a diverse group of stakeholders to develop broadly supported recommendations. Read the full report by clicking here.

2021 Fire Chief & Instructor of the Year Nominations

Nominate a Fire Chief or Fire Instructor that has displayed excellence in service by clicking here!  

Media Advisory: State Fire Agency Brings on Large Airtanker to Support Colorado Wildfires

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) announced that it has selected Neptune Aviation for an exclusive use contract for a large firefighting airtanker. Join us for a meet and greet with DFPC and Neptune leadership as well as a tour/show-and-tell of the aircraft. 

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News Release: State Fire Agency Encouraging Safe Fireworks Practices this Fourth of July

June 1, 2021 –The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) hopes you and your friends and family have an enjoyable and safe Fourth of July this year. 

If lighting fireworks is included in your plans, please make sure you’re doing it safely and protecting all of your friends, neighbors, and our Colorado open spaces and wildlife by only using permissible fireworks, purchased from a Colorado licensed fireworks store, stand, or tent. Additionally, make sure to check your local fire restrictions before setting off any permissible fireworks. Read the full news release here!


Our Mission

To serve and safeguard the people and protect the property, resources, environment, and quality of life in Colorado.

Our Vision

To be the Nation's premier state fire organization by acting with foresight, providing bold leadership, enhancing our partnerships, and exemplifying the highest level of professionalism in fire prevention and protection, while building a safe and supportive work environment for our employees.