The Durango Fire & Rescue Authority is a combination department with a total of 180 employees and members. The department maintains 16 stations, 4 of which are staffed by paid fire fighters and medics, while the remaining 12 stations are crewed by our dedicated volunteers.
Our primary response area encompasses 325 square miles. In addition, our ambulances respond into a neighboring fire protection district, providing paramedic level transport.
The department was created by the combining of 3 fire departments and a hospital based ambulance service. Animas Fire Protection District, Hermosa Cliff Fire Protection District , Durango Fire Department, and Mercy Ambulance consolidated January 1st, 2002, thereby creating The Durango Fire & Rescue Authority.