Our Mission


The Mission of F.I.R.E. is to educate, develop, and foster prospective firefighters and the future leaders of the Denver Fire Department through equality, life-long learning, service to the community, and mental fitness. 

Core Values:

  • Equal Opportunity: We will promote equality in the fire service, through our diverse and inclusive employee group. We will serve as a continued example of duty, respect and integrity in the organization, the department, the fire service and the community we serve.
  • Education: We are committed to the education of F.I.R.E. members and developing their life-long learning through formal and informal models, along with mentoring, tutoring, and organizational investment in their self-development.
  • Community Service: We will contribute to the community through a spirit of service by volunteering, mentoring, and tutoring. We will continually uphold the higher standard and expectations entrusted to us by the community.
  • Mental Fitness: Mental fitness like physical fitness is an active ongoing endeavor. We are committed to furthering the cause of mental/behavioral health in the fire service as well as advocating for resources and services through a collaboration of internal and external partnerships, and by spearheading new opportunities that enhance and support the mental fitness of our members.

Next Scheduled Meetings:

  • Feb/2022

2021 FEDRC Meetings:

  1. March 17, 2021
  2. June 16, 2021
  3. September 15, 2021
  4. December 15, 2021

Workplace Suicide Prevention

Make suicide prevention a health and safety priority at work.


In these extremely stressful times as you continue to answer the call during the COVID-19 pandemic, it may help to talk to someone who understands the challenges of the job and the strain this deadly virus may be causing.
The Warriors Research Institute (WRI) – run by IAFF Behavioral Health partner Dr. Suzy Gulliver – is offering telemntal health services at no cost to all IAFF members in the United States.
Treatment is provided on a secure web platform by licensed therapists who have experience working with fire fighters. Call in by phone or participate via your personal computer in the comfort of your own home. Treatment can address a range of behavioral health challenges and you do not need a specific diagnosis to participate.
Learn more here.
Stay updated on COVID-19 resources and guidance for IAFF members at www.iaff.org/coronavirus