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.

Today, the department’s four full-time professionals, part-time contractors and nearly 20 volunteers protect thousands of residents and visitors across over 800 square miles. Norwood Fire Protection District 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 NFPD also provides the sole EMS services on the public lands that are located in the district.

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.

Email [email protected] or call 970-327-4800 for more information on the NFPD. Please call 911 for any emergency to report.

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see Fire District Map

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Employee Handbook

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equipment and training photos.


Armstrong, Shannon – EMT/FF

Cressler, Walker – FF

Daranyi, Tony – EMT

Forbes, Zachary – FF

Fourney, Luke – FF

Grother, Sheila – EMT-I

King, Heather – EMT/FF

Logan, Gary – FF

Tabor, Tammie – EMT

Trulock, Zane – FF

Watson, Paul – EMT/FF

White, Kelly – FF

Young, Cody – EMR/Driver


Administrative Staff

Meehan, Candy – District Accounting


Board of Directors

Wells, Jim – President

Alexander, Dave

Antonik, Vivian

Crank, Wendy

Griffith, Trace

Metzger, John – NFPD Member Liaison



Bockrath, John – District Chief/Paramedic/FF/Hazmat Coordinator

Griffith, Casey – Captain/FF/Wildland Coordinator

Meehan, Tom – Captain/EMT-I/FF/Technical Rescue Coordinator

Wells, Nancy – Captain/EMT/FF/Safety Officer

Meehan, Keegan – Lieutenant/FF

Meehan, Talle – Lieutenant/EMT/FF

Metzger, John – Public Information Officer