The District Administrative Offices have moved to 248 Welch Avenue in Berthoud


District Information

Berthoud Fire Protection District has been serving the community since 1888 and was formally established on June 19, 1950 by order and decree of the Larimer County District Court. As a Title 32 Special District, our Board of Directors have autonomous authority for governing the district within the scope of the District's powers.

Out of two (2) stations, Berthoud Fire provides fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical services, wildland protection, extrication, hazardous materials response, risk reduction, dive/ice/swift water/rope rescue, and public safety education.  The District spans 103 square miles, servicing the Town of Berthoud and surrounding areas including Boulder, Larimer and Weld Counties.  The district includes significant portions of US Highway 287 and Interstate 25 in addition to an 1,100 acre reservoir (Carter Lake).    


Berthoud truck in front of Berthoud Administrative Offices
Berthoud Fire Station 1/Headquarters

Berthoud Fire Station 2
Berthoud Fire Station 2

ISO Rating


Berthoud Fire Holds a Prestigious Class 2 ISO Rating!

The Insurance Services Office (ISO) evaluates a community’s commitment to public safety by evaluating the effectiveness of the local fire department utilizing the Fire Suppression Rating Schedule (FSRS), a score is assessed that has an impact on property insurance premiums throughout the community. The scoring methodology used by ISO rates fire protection from Class 1 through Class 10. The higher the PPC Class rating, the higher the risk factor. The lower the PPC Class rating, the lower the risk factor.

Since 2015, the District has received an Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification rating of Class 2 for all properties, commercial and residential, within five (5) driving miles of either fire station. This means that Berthoud residents, who live within the Class 2 rating zone, have the benefit of significantly lowered insurance premiums because of the efforts of the District to provide the highest quality of service.

The District map to the right indicates the District’s area of service, the location of both stations, and a 5-mile driving radius from each station. All residents within a five-mile driving radius of these stations receive the benefit of Berthoud Fire Protection District’s class 2 rating.

Berthoud Fire's area of service map showing both fire stations