Our History

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.



Our mission is to serve the City of Steamboat Springs and the surrounding community by reducing human suffering and property loss, protecting the environment, and promoting safety through incident response, public education, and fire prevention programs.



We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models, and endeavor to efficiently employ all required resources to provide a service deemed excellent by the community of Steamboat Springs and its visitors.



To be an expert and have specialized knowledge


To be ready for any emergencies


To respond quickly


To show concern for suffering and misfortune of others


To exhibit genuine, reputable and respectable behavior


To adhere to a high moral and ethical code


To create, optimize and maintain a balanced budget


Continue steady improvement by increments


Board Meeting

Board Meetings are held the Third Monday of the month January through November, and the second Monday in December at 5:00 p.m., Centennial Hall, Citizens Hall/Council Chambers. They are all open to the public.

As of March 16, 2020 Board Meetings meetings are being held via teleconference due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Conference line information is posted on the Meeting Notice.

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Board Meeting

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You can read the meeting agenda and notes, as well as watch the video of the full meeting by clicking below.