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The City of Thornton maintains a full-service Fire Department with five 24-hour fire stations. Each fire response crew consists of a station officer, firefighter/engineer, and firefighter/paramedic. The department also oversees the City's fire safety issues, provides ambulance service, and carries on education and training around a whole spectrum of public safety issues.

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The Thornton Fire Department offers a Firefighter Cadet Academy for youth ages 15-18 on an annual basis. This 40-hour Academy is intended to educate young adults about careers in the fire service.

Click here to learn more or here to fill out an application!

Open Burning Safety

Want a small fire in your backyard fire pit?  A bonfire for your school game? Want to burn some leaves or lawn trimmings?  Learn the dos and don'ts of open burning in the City of Thornton... 

Open Burning Safety Information

Don't Hide the Hydrants!

When firefighters respond to an emergency, every second is crucial. A fire hydrant hidden by a fence or shrubbery could seriously delay emergency response. Please see the attached brochure for more information...

Hidden Hydrants Information

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For emergency response, call 9-1-1.

For non-emergency information, email us at, or call 303-538-7602. Or visit our Contact Information page.

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