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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.

Girl in car seat2015 Car seat safety checkup Calendar!

The majority of children's car seats are installed improperly, which can lead to death or injury in a collision. The Thornton Fire Department can help with a complete check-up of your child's car seat. Plan your car seat safety checkup today!

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Holiday Food Drive

Help out a neighbor in need this holiday season with the Holiday Food Drive. Drop off non-perishable food donations November 10-December 10...

Holiday Food Drive Information

Fireworks are Illegal in Thornton

In Thornton, you can't possess, make, store, sell, handle, or use fireworks in the City limits. Violations will result in fines. To dispose of fireworks without penalty, bring them to any fire station from now until July 8...

Open Don't Get Burned Information

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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