The Hudson Fire Protection District provides fire services to approximately 96 square miles in southern Weld County, Colorado. We are committed to our customers, and it is our goal to provide quality fire suppression, fire prevention, life safety, and property conservation to the Town of Hudson, the Town of Lochbuie, and the surrounding rural area. We also provide emergency medical services within our area.
The district is governed by a Board of Directors, and meet at station 1 on the 3rd Tuesday of every month. The meetings are open to the public and begin at 6:00pm. Feel free to stop by.
The Hudson Fire Protection District is currently a combination fire department which has 28 Full-time career employees: 1 Fire Chief, 3 Battalion Chiefs, 6 Lieutenants, 6 Engineers, 12 Firefighters, and 2 District Administrators. Being combination means we are supplemented by volunteers.
We have 2 staffed stations and 1 quarter master station (storage). Station 1 in Hudson and Station 3 in Lochbuie are staffed 24/7, every day of the year. There are 4 firefighters at each station; giving the district 8 full-time paid firefighters at all times, day and night, to respond to an emergency. From the time of dispatch to the time out the door to an emergency takes us 90 seconds, no matter the time the call comes in, this is the standard we maintain and practice. The 4 person firefighter crews work 48 hours on (2 days), and have 96 hours off (4 days); for a total of 3 shifts that rotate weekly. The average hourly work week for your firefighters is 56 hours a week. Firefighters respond to calls, train, live, eat, and sleep during their 2 day tour at their assigned firehouses.
Station 2 in Hudson is our quarter master station and is not staffed, but houses additional equipment and is frequently used to conduct training.
We are often asked what we do when not responding to calls for service. When not responding to calls we are doing a wide variety of tasks as we work and live in the firehouses we staff. With the ever increasing needs asked of the fire department we are constantly training in a wide variety of tasks including but not limited to fire suppression, medical emergencies, technical rescues, and hazardous materials related incidents. We also do a number of things for fire prevention such as completing fire safety inspections for all businesses within the district, participating in safety day events, and teaching kids about fire safety at both elementary schools.
Further, we take pride in our fire stations and equipment providing basic care and maintenance to both. As these are not only ours to provide a service to the community, but yours as well. We could not do our jobs without the support of our citizens that live, work, and play in our district. Thank you for your support as we continue to fulfill the needs of our rapidly growing district!
Please feel free to come by and visit with your firefighters! They would be happy to show you around and answer any questions you may have about the district, services we provide, or the profession itself.
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