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:

That Time of Year

As many of you have observed, it is that time of year when we start to get lightning into the area.  Crews from agencies within Montezuma County have been periodically responding to smoke reports and lightning strike tree fires.  Please remember if you plan to do a control burn you will need to contact Cortez Dispatch at 970-565-8454 to advise of your control burn.

RFP – CPA Governmental Audit Services

The Cortez Fire Protection District, in Cortez, Colorado, is requesting proposals from qualified CPA firms for Governmental Audit services for the 2015 audit. Proposals are due by 5 p.m., Tuesday, August 11, 2015. For a complete copy of the RFP please use the link below. Questions? Call our office at 970-565-3157, Mon – Fri, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., or e-mail wmimiaga@cortezfire.com.

CFPD 2015 Audit RFP


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 Jul 30 2015, 12:53 am MDT

Current Conditions: Fair


Temp: 61°F

Wind: East at 5mph

Humidity: 56%

Windchill: 61°F

Your 5-Day Forecast at a Glance

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