Capacity and Needs Assessment of Colorado’s Fire Departments

The State of Colorado, through the Division of Fire Prevention and Control, Department of Public Safety, has conducted a resource capacity and training needs assessment evaluation of fire departments across the State of Colorado. A census of those fire departments was conducted from November 2014 through the end of January 2015. To complete the data collection effort, the Division of Fire Prevention and Control contracted with the Center for Local Government Research and Training, School of Public Affairs, University of Colorado Denver to conduct an online survey of all fire departments in the state (career, voluntary, and combinations). This report provides the results of that data collection effort.