Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District (SSAFPD), a quasi-municipal corporation and political subdivison of the State of Colorado, was formed in 1974 and provides fire and emergency services to 428 square miles and approximately 7,997 residents through an intergovernmental agreement executed in 2001 with the City of Steamboat Springs.

The District pays a percentage of fire prevention and suppression, and emergency response services provided by Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue with voters passing referendums providing mill levy tax revenue for Fire/EMS operations and capital.

The district is governed by an elected five-member Board of Directors with board meetings held the third Monday of January through November, and the second Monday in December at 5:00 p.m. at Centennial Hall. The public is welcome to attend.