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.

Special Workshop – CFPD

A special meeting of the Fiscal Affairs Committee of the Board of Directors of the Cortez Fire Protection District will be held on Wednesday, September 16, 2015 to discuss the preliminary 2016 district budget. The meeting will be held at 5:30 p.m. at Station 1, 30 N. Ash St., Cortez, CO. Individuals with disabilities needing auxiliary aid may request assistance by contacting the district office: 23 N. Washington St., Cortez, CO; phone – 970-565-3157; fax – 970-564-9521; e-mail wmimiaga@cortezfire.com. We would appreciate that you contact us at least 48 hours in advance of the scheduled meeting so arrangements can be made to locate requested auxiliary aid(s), or relocate the meeting.

Orly Lucero
President, Board of Directors
Cortez Fire Protection District

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 Nov 28 2015, 3:53 am MST

Current Conditions: Overcast


Temp: 21°F

Wind: North at 0mph

Humidity: 88%

Dewpoint: 18.0°F

Your 5-Day Forecast at a Glance

Upcoming Events

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