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The men and women of Craig Fire Rescue give selflessly in their faithful observance of duty as they are called to fulfill our mission of saving lives and property professionally and compassionately.

Craig Fire Rescue will continue to meet all threats and challenges with a maximum level of preparedness through our commitment to progressive training and technological advancement.

The Craig Rural Fire Protection District was established in 1921 as a volunteer fire department. Today, Craig Fire Rescue is a paid-on-call fire department with about 25 active firefighters and a 2022 Rookie class of 1 who respond to calls within the 180-square-mile fire district. Craig Rural Fire Protection District is a special tax district that is governed by a five-person board of directors who are elected by the public.

Craig Fire Rescue is dedicated to providing the highest level of preparedness, prevention and community service.

Craig Fire Rescue firefighters are required to complete Colorado State Firefighter I and HazMat Operations level certifications for employment by the fire district.

CFR firefighters respond to several calls per year including structural and wildland fires, smoke and odor investigations, technical rescues like vehicle extrication, confined space rescue, swift water rescue, trench rescue, industrial accident rescue, high/low-angle rope rescue, medical, and hazardous materials.