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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 life safety through incident response, public education, and fire prevention programs.


SSFR delivers service to the City of Steamboat Springs and the surrounding area which falls under the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District. For additional information on the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District please visit their website.

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Public Service Announcements

Smoke currently visible in South Routt is originating from the Lost Solar fire in Garfield County. Local authorities are aware of the fire.

A lightning started fire that began earlier this month is burning in the Flat Top Wilderness area near Buford, about 25 miles east of Meeker. The Lost Solar fire is burning through an area with high fuel density on rocky terrain. Because of the location crews have focused on limiting the fires growth as opposed to suppressing the blaze. They are also working to protect structures in the South Fork drainage area. The Lost Solar Fire is estimated at 1,000 acres.

Visitors and hunters should be aware of changing conditions, for current fire information contact the Blanco Ranger District at (970) 878-4039. Or on weekends, call the Upper Colorado River Inter-agency Fire management Unit hotline at (970) 244-3104 for updates.

- With day light saving, the Fire Department would like to remind everyone to change the batteries in your Smoke and Carbon Monoxide alarms.

- It is a good idea to have your gas fired furnaces/boilers inspected to ensure safe and efficient operations as we head into winter; and if you have wood burning devises, this is a good time to clean the chimney.

- For residents in the Steamboat Springs Area Fire Protection District, if you have wood and slash piles to burn...the burn season is November 1st until April 15th. There MUST be a minimum of 6 inches of snow covering the ground at the burn area. During the burn season, a permit is still required from Environmental Health, they can be reached at (970) 870-5588. Also, please notify Routt County Communications (dispatch) at (970) 879-1110 when you start your burn.

Chief Mel Stewart

Mel Stewart

Fire Chief

P.O. Box 775088
2600 Pine Grove Rd.
Steamboat Springs, CO 80477

Ph: (970) 879-7170
Fx: (970) 870-8030

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