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Welcome Letter from the Aspen Fire Chief

Chief Balentine

On behalf of the Aspen Fire Protection District, I would like to thank your for visiting our web page. Aspen Fire is comprised of 43 dedicated career and volunteer, emergency service professionals, all of whom are highly capable and proud to serve our wonderful community and our many visitors. Inside the Aspen Fire Protection District boundaries exist some of the most beautiful 87 square miles of the Colorado Rockies, the idyllic city of Aspen, the unique community of Woody Creek and many wonderful neighborhoods. Aspen Fire serves approximately 10,000 full time residents, with this number swelling to approximately 30,000 during peak tourist seasons.

The highly dedicated and skilled women and men of Aspen Fire are a combination of professional volunteer and career firefighters and staff, all of whom who work diligently to achieve the highest levels of preparedness, prevention, quality customer service and community involvement through continuous improvement and training. The members of Aspen Fire are all driven by the same shared goal of providing the most up-to-date and thorough service to anyone who may call upon our organization or services at any time.

We have a proud heritage of serving the Aspen community for almost 140 years and will continue to do so for many years and decades to come. We take great pride in our beautiful community and are committed to doing our part to ensure the safety of our residents and visitors through progress foresight and constant mindfulness. On behalf of the men and women of the Aspen Fire Protection District, I invite you to browse through our Website and welcome you to visit our headquarters station next time you might be in the neighborhood.

Warmest Regards,

Rick Balentine, Aspen Fire Chief

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