Our History

Aspen Fire Department History“Put the Wet Stuff on the Red Stuff”

In 2004 the Aspen Fire Protection District produced this 48-minute documentary on the history of the Aspen Volunteer Fire Department.

The AVFD traces its roots back to the silver boom days in Aspen. In 1881 the town devoted $200.00 to provide a fire department. Written by Ben Gagnon, narrated by Jimmy Ibbotson, and produced by Darryl Grob, this film provides a glimpse into this extraordinary organization.

DVDs are available for purchase through the Fire District Office for $20.00 plus shipping. Contact (970) 925-5532 for information.