Operations

  • Cause Determination – State law requires that every fire occurring within the city be investigated.  The identification of causes of fires can help in the reduction of property loss, fire injuries, and fire deaths. Federal Heights Fire Department has certified investigators for this purpose.
  • Emergency Medical Services (EMS) - Federal Heights Fire Department has been providing paramedic level response since 2004.  All Federal Heights Firefighters are certified emergency medical technicians and 8 are certified as paramedics. The city operates one advanced life support ambulance with the capacity to put a second into service as needed.
  • Fire Suppression – Federal Heights Fire Department responded to approximately 400 fires last year. These fires involved structures such as homes, mobile homes and commercial buildings, vehicles, and open fields. Federal Heights Firefighters are trained in certain firefighting strategies and tactics specific to each of these types of fires.
  • Hazardous Materials – Federal Heights Fire Department is a member of the Adams/Jefferson Counties Hazardous Response Authority and uses highly technical equipment to handle special emergencies.
  • Mutual Aid – The Federal Heights Fire Department has existing mutual aid agreements with surrounding Fire Departments and Fire Protection Districts. These agreements allow the Fire Department to request assistance and/or provide assistance as needed for any emergency.
  • Public Assist – Citizens often call the fire department for situations not related to fire, medical, or rescue incidents, though still urgent in nature and requiring assistance from the fire department. 
  • Technical Rescue - The Federal Heights Fire Department is a member of the North Area Technical Rescue Team and has identified areas within the city that may need the services of specially trained rescuers and equipment. The Fire Department provides on-going training and purchases equipment every year to be prepared for these situations.
  • Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT) MedicAs part of the Police Department’s Special Weapons and Tactics (SWAT), the Fire Department provides paramedics.  Currently, one member of the fire department functions as a SWAT medic.  In addition to paramedics and firefighter training, this individual also participates in weapons and tactical training with the SWAT team and is armed with defensive weaponry.