Welcome to the Cortez Fire Protection District

The Cortez Fire Protection District is an all-risk emergency service organization; we respond to all types of fire related emergencies, medical emergencies and special situational responses, including hazardous materials.

Mission Statement

The Cortez Fire Protection District dedicates our service to the health, safety and welfare of all who live and all who enter our community and the environment.

This is the 2012 Awards Winners for Volunteer of the Year, Reserve of the Year and the Fire Chief's Recognition Award.  We are very proud of them

Public Announcements:


Notice is hereby given, there is a vacany on the Board of Directors for the Cortez Fire Protection District.  Interested parties should submit a letter of intent to the Cortez Fire Protection District Office, 23 N. Washington St., Cortez, Colorado, no later than Thursday, May 7, 2015 at 5 p.m.  All eligible applicants must reside or own property within the District.  The regular Board of Directors meeting is held on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:00p.m.  The vacancy shall remain filled until the next scehduled regular election, May 2016.




Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde

Fire Chief Jeff Vandevoorde

On behalf of the Board of Directors and our employees, I would like to welcome you to the Cortez Fire Protection District website. The Cortez Fire District is recognized leader in providing fire, rescue and emergency medical service. We are committed to providing high quality, essential services in our community and throughout the 163 square miles of the Cortez Fire District. The members of the fire district are the most valuable resource in providing our citizens with the help they need, when they need it. Our members work hard everyday to meet the needs of the residents and visitors. Providing exceptional customer service is our top priority. The Cortez Fire District recognizes its importance within the community. We as an organization are honored to have a highly qualified, competent and diverse workforce. Through the organization’s commitment to continually developing our employees at all levels, we strive to be a leader in the great community that we serve. We partner with the Montezuma County Sheriff, Cortez City Police, Montezuma County Emergency Manager, Colorado State Police and our neighboring fire agencies to help improve the overall safety in our area. The Fire District website contains a wide range of information. It is a resource for our community and citizens. Our website is one of many tools that we use to stay connected to you. The Fire District also uses social media such as Facebook to connect to you. Jeff-Vandevoorde-Signature

Fire Chief

Cortez Fire Protection District

Fire Danger
Fire Danger
NOAA Weather

Cortez-Montezuma County Airport, CO

Last Updated on Apr 19 2015, 3:53 pm MDT

Current Conditions: Fair


Temp: 63°F

Wind: West at 13mph

Humidity: 18%

Windchill: 61°F

Your 5-Day Forecast at a Glance

Upcoming Events
  1. Member Meeting

    April 27 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm