Fire Attack and Prevention
Emergency Medical
Rescue / Extrication / HazMat

        • Fuels Mitigation
        • Property Assessments
        • Controlled Burns and Permits

About the Norwood Fire Protection District

Located in the West End region of Colorado’s San Miguel and Montrose Counties, The NFPD was established in 1932 as a volunteer department that covered 18 square miles. In 1953, it became the Norwood-Redvale Volunteer Fire Department covering both towns and 70 square miles, and in 2008 transitioned into the Norwood Fire Protection District.

Today, the department’s three full-time professionals, part-time contractors and nearly 40 volunteers protect more than 3,500 residents and visitors across nearly 750 square miles. Norwood Fire responds to approximately 400 calls every year.

The NFPD provides emergency medical services, structural and wildland fire suppression and prevention services, search and rescue, motor vehicle extrication, home healthcare checks, and hazardous materials response. 

The Colorado Title 32 Special District operates with funding from district taxpayers, grants and donations. In addition to public safety services, the NFPD provides education, safety and first-responder training programs for its members, schools and community.

Along with regional fire departments and federal, state and county agencies, NFPD is a partner district within the West Region Wildfire Council (WRWC), and maintains Mutual Aid Agreements with neighboring Telluride Fire Protection District to the east, and Nucla-Naturita Fire Protection District to the west.

Norwood Fire welcomes volunteers dedicated to community service, members seeking professional careers, and seasonal wildland contractors. Contact: [email protected], 970-327-4800.

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Armstrong, Shannon – EMT/FF

Daranyi, Tony – EMT

Forbes, Zachary – FF

Fourney, Luke – FF

Griffith, Casey – FF

Grother, Sheila – EMT-I

King, Heather – FF/EMT

Rupani, Mia – FF

Tabor, Tammie – EMT

Westcott, Kathryn – EMT/FF

Administrative Staff

Lopez, Sonny – District Administrator

Meehan, Candy – District Accounting

Board of Directors

Jim Wells – President

Dave Alexander – Member

Trace Griffith – Member

Wendy Crank – Member

Vivian Antonik – Member

John Metzger – NFPD Member Liaison


Cpt. Casey Griffth – Wildland

Cpt. Tom Meehan – Technical Rescue

Asst. Chief David Blunt – Maintenance

District Chief John Bockrath – Hazmat


Bockrath, John – District Chief/Paramedic/FF

Blunt, David – Assistant Chief/EMT/FF

Garcia, Mark – Captain/FF/EMT

Griffith, Casey– Captain/FF

Meehan, Keegan – Lieutenant/FF

Meehan, Talle – Captain/EMT/FF

Meehan, Tom – Captain/EMT-I/FF

Metzger, John – PIO/FF

Wells, Nancy – Captain/EMT/FF