Core Values

The Rye Fire Protection District achieves its mission and vision by building upon a system of values. We uphold Professionalism, Integrity, Compassion, Service, Honesty, Stewardship, and Courteousness  as our core values.

Message from the Chief

As the Fire Chief it is my pleasure to welcome you to the Rye Fire Protection Districts website.

We have witnessed many changes in the community and to this organization over the years, but one thing that remains constant is the dedication and commitment to protect the lives and properties within the District.

Rye Fire Protection District is an organization of dedicated firefighters, EMT’s and Paramedic’s serving the District of approximately 240 square miles within 3 counties which includes Colorado City, Hatchet Ranch, Town of Rye, San Isabel and all areas in between. The highly-trained personnel who service deliver an “all-hazards” response which includes medical emergencies, car accidents, vehicle fires, structural fires, hazardous materials releases, and wildland fire.

As the Chief, I am privileged and proud to lead a fire service team of skilled members that are diverse and committed.

I hope you find the information contained within this website useful. If you may have any suggestions for improvements of the site please let us know.

Steven E. Bennett, Fire Chief
Rye Fire Protection District

Rye fIRE Protection District

Mission Statement

We are dedicated to the safety and protection of our community's quality of life from all hazards through a well trained, professional, rapid response team, seeking to serve, and placing others before self.

Vision Statement

Community focused, value centered, modern, and credible fire protection service.