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  1. West Metro Earns Distinguished Budget Award

    For the third year in a row, West Metro Fire Rescue has been recognized with the Distinguished Budget Presentation Award from the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA). Read on...
  2. West Metro Receives Lifesaving Award

    West Metro Fire Rescue has been honored by the American Heart Association (AHA) for the fire district’s lifesaving skills with patients who experience severe heart attacks. Read on...
  3. West Metro Awarded #1 ISO Status

    New rating will save residents and businesses millions in insurance costs. Read on...
  4. Help Us Save Lives: Download the PulsePoint App

    West Metro Fire Rescue has launched the PulsePoint smartphone app to help improve improve survival rates for sudden cardiac arrest. Read on...
  5. Child Car Seat Checks

    West Metro Fire Rescue offers child car seat safety checks by appointment on Tuesday mornings in Wheat Ridge and on Friday mornings in south Lakewood. More information...
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  1. Do You Have An Escape Plan?

    If a fire breaks out in your home, you only have a few minutes to safely get out. That's why you and your family need an escape plan. 
    Cooking is the number one cause of home fires, and during the holidays- our ovens, stoves, and, yes, even grills, get a workout. Not to mention holiday candles, and live Christmas trees that can easily dry out, becoming potential fuel for a fire. 
    Across the country, firefighters respond to nearly 360,000 house fires each year.
    Stay safe- have a  plan.
    Check out our home safety page, and watch the video below for some tips on home escape plans.