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Denver Fire Headquarters - New Office Hours by Appointment

Effective 5/11/2020, the Denver Fire Department Fire Prevention Division Office will be open to the public and conducting business with external customers by appointment ONLY. Please call 720-913-3474 to schedule an appointment between 7 am and 3 pm.

As per City guidelines, beginning Wednesday May 6, 2020, all City and County of Denver mandated COVID-19 related precautions will be observed to include mandatory face coverings and 6-foot social distancing.

Please utilize E-Permits - Accela Citizen Access for permit submittals and payment of fees:

COVID-19: When to contact 9-1-1

Call 911 if you are:
  • Having difficulty breathing or are choking
  • Having an allergic reaction
  • Having symptoms of a heart attack or stroke
  • Are experiencing feelings of confusion, dizziness, or are disoriented
  • Having difficulty speaking, walking, or seeing
  • Have sudden severe pain
Do NOT call 911 if you:
  • Want information about COVID-19
  • Need a ride to the doctor's office
  • want to get tested
  • have mild symptoms

To learn more about our 9-1-1 Communications and to sign up for emergency information and notifications in Denver, visit and our emergency services for people with disabilities page.

You can also read more 9-1-1 guidance from the State of Colorado.

DFD Drive By Requests

All "Drive-by" requests received by the Denver Fire Department Operations Division and the Community Outreach Team will be denied due to the overwhelming response to COVID-19. Thank you for your understanding. 

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Chief Desmond Fulton

The Denver Fire Department is dedicated to:

Our Desire to Serve; committing to those we serve with integrity, accountability, and inclusivity.

Our Courage to Act; providing quality, timely and professional emergency services to protect life and property.

Our Ability to Perform; working together to maintain the highest standards of mitigation, preparedness, prevention, and community engagement. 

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Job Opportunities

The Denver Fire Department application process occurs every other year, and academy classes are conducted on an as-needed basis. Please visit the civil service commission for info. The Denver Fire Department is an equal opportunity employer.

In 2012, Denver voters approved  Measure 2A  to invest in critical services, including Denver Fire Department Academy classes and new fire apparatus.

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Donations and Volunteering

The Denver Fire Department is touched and overwhelmed by the outpouring of support and generosity by our community during this difficult time.

We are working closely with our partner, the Denver Fire Department Foundation (501 c3 non-profit) to accept and coordinate all donations. If you wish to make a donation of goods, services or a direct donation, please reach out to; email; phone 303-594-6567.

If you would like to be a Volunteer with the City and County of Denver or donate blood or other items, please visit our COVID "Support" page.

El Departamento de Bomberos de Denver está conmovido y abrumado por la gran cantidad de apoyo y generosidad de nuestra comunidad durante este momento difícil.

Estamos trabajando en colaboración con nuestro socio, la Fundación del Departamento de Bomberos de Denver (501 c3 sin fines de lucro) para aceptar y coordinar todas las donaciones. Si desea hacer una donación de bienes, servicios o una donación directa, comuníquese con; correo electrónico; teléfono 303-594-6567.

Si desea ser Voluntario con la Ciudad de Denver o donar sangre u otros artículos, visite 

Payments for Services & Fees

Checks made payable to:

Denver Manager of Finance

You can deliver in person to:
745 West Colfax Avenue - 1st Floor
(receipt will be issued)

Or mail to:
P.O. Box 733422
Dallas, TX 75373-3422

Payment may also be made online by credit card.

You can also call (720) 913-3474 if you have questions regarding making payments.


Main Office:
745 W. Colfax Ave. 
Phone: 720-913-3474

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Denver Fire Department

Dial 9-1-1 for Emergencies Only
For Non-Emergencies Dial 3-1-1 or 720-913-1311


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