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In an effort to keep firefighters, police officers, EMS and other emergency responders, essential workers, donors, sponsors and the community safe, we have decided to cancel the 2020 Arvada Firefighters Car Fest event. We did not make this decision lightly, but feel this is the time to err on the side of safety for all. We look forward to gathering with you again in 2021.

Thank you to everyone who is working through this pandemic on the front lines, in support roles, and those keeping our essential businesses open. And thank you to everyone working to keep our citizens safe.

We howl for you.

Call for Directors: Friends of Arvada Fire Protection District Board for 2021

Friends of Arvada Fire Protection District (FAFPD), a 501c3 organization that serves to benefit the community of the Arvada Fire Protection District (District), is soliciting letters of interest from individuals who wish to be considered for a position on the Board of Directors.

Each director must be a natural person who is eighteen years of age or older and a resident of the State of Colorado.


  • Attend bi-monthly board meetings
  • Contribute to event ideas and implementation plans
  • Participate in FAFPD fundraisers

Your letter of interest should include the following:

  • Your name and address
  • A listing of your skills and aptitudes that could benefit FAFPD

Note:  Skill in social media updates and/or website development is especially needed.

  • Why you wish to be a member of the FAFPD Board of Directors

Letters of interest are due by 10/16/2020 and may be submitted via the following methods:

By Mail or In Person:FAFPD, Sue Steward, 7903 Allison Way, Arvada, CO 80005

By Email:  president@fafpd.org

Our Mission

The Friends of Arvada Fire Protection District (FAFPD) was formed to raise money for and otherwise support the Arvada Fire Protection District (AFPD).  Those members who formed FAFPD envision an organization that will reduce AFPD’s financial burden and allow AFPD to spend more of its time focusing on its mission of responding to emergencies within the community.

The majority of FAFPD’s efforts are centered around fundraising and grant-writing.  The money raised by FAFPD will be used to support AFPD both administratively and in connection with its Operations Division and various safety and educational programs supported by the Life Safety Division.The funds that are raised by Friends of Arvada Fire will be used for items and activities such as:
  • Operations Division
    • The purchase of firefighter/EMS apparatus
    • The purchase of firefighter/EMS equipment
    • The purchase of safety gear – bunker gear, personal protective equipment, safety vests, etc.
    • The purchase of furniture, equipment and similar items for fire stations
  • Training
    • Firefighter/EMS training and education
    • Training equipment and facilities
    • Firefighter health and fitness initiatives
    • Firefighter health and fitness testing
    • The purchase of fitness equipment
  • Life Safety
    • Business inspection resources and equipment
    • Public education initiatives
    • Home fire safety
    • Community Risk Reduction initiatives
  • Support Services
    • Training
    • Radios and associated equipment
    • Dispatch equipment and software
    • Computer equipment, servers and software

Recently Funded Projects thanks to your valued donations


Stryker Power Cot

Safely lifts and loads patients to and from ambulance. Provides comfort and safety for patient and injury prevention for firefighters.


Smoke Alarms

Studies show that the best chance of survival in residential fires is working smoke alarms. This program provides alarms and/or batteries and installation for residents of the District.


Hot Sticks

Allows firefighters to safely test electrical lines for current at emergency scenes.


Hazard Kitchen

Provides a realistic experience for home fire safety education.


Car Seats

The Child Passenger Seat Program provides car seats and installation. Firefighters can also check existing car seat installations.

CERT Packs


Basic gear provided to citizen volunteers who have completed the CERT Basic Academy. These citizens provide support for professional responders in the City of Arvada.

Fire Investigation Cameras

Used for fire investigation documentation to help determine how a fire started, and provide educational information to the community on ways to prevent similar fires from occurring.