The Palisade Chamber of Commerce will be hosting a Candidate Forum for the upcoming Town Election on Wednesday, February 28, from 6:00 pm to 8:30 pm at Palisade High School.
For more information click here.

The Town of Palisade will also be hosting a Meet the Candidates evening on Wednesday, March 6, from 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Palisade Community Center.
For more information click here.

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Palisade Fire and Emergency Medical Services

 

 

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IF YOU HAVE AN EMERGENCY THAT REQUIRES POLICE, FIRE, OR MEDICAL ASSISTANCE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY!

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The following contact information is for NON-EMERGENCY issues only:


Non-Emergency Dispatch: (970) 242-6707

Palisade Fire/EMS Non-Emergency: (970) 464-4745

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The mission of the Palisade Fire Department is to protect the lives and property of the citizens and visitors of the Town of Palisade and the Rural Fire Protection District in the safest manner possible. Working as a team we will accomplish our mission by: Providing aggressive fire protection and emergency medical services to the community. Providing quality prevention and education programs to the citizens we serve. Working with other public safety agencies to enhance our abilities and better serve our community.


Charles Balke - Fire Chief - cbalke@townofpalisade.org
Cynthia Lee - Fire Lieutenant / EMT-B - clee@townofpalisade.org
Trevor Nieslanik - Fire Lieutenant / EMT-B - tnieslanik@townofpalisade.org
Josh Dittebrand - Fire Lieutenant / EMT-P - jdittebrand@townofpalisade.org

 

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Fire Chief Charles Balke

Charles K. Balke currently serves as the Fire Chief for the Palisade Fire Department.  He has over 33 years of experience in the Fire/EMS Service having spent 22 years in Southern Arizona.  He began his career in the Fire Service in 1988 with the Whetstone Fire District and later joined the Sierra Vista Fire Department.  He relocated to Colorado in 2011 and served for five years as the Assistant Fire Chief of the Cortez Fire Protection District before making Mesa County his home in 2016.  He serves on several local, regional, and state committees focused on improving services to firefighters and the communities they protect.  He holds an Associate’s Degree in Fire Science, a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Management, and a Master’s Degree in Leadership & Emergency Management.

Employment Opportunity - Shift Lieutenant

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Posted December 12, 2023 - Closes January 12, 2024

The Palisade Fire Department has a job opening for a full-time Shift Lieutenant.
Starting salary is $60,040.00 - $76,488.00 depending on qualifications and/or experience.
Please click the link below for more information on how to apply for this position.
Shift Lieutenant Job Description 
Supplemental Fire Department Application

Click the link below to see all of the Town's employment opportunities.

Employment

Palisade Fire Department - Volunteer Application

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FIRE DEPARTMENT BUSINESS PERMIT APPLICATION

FIRE DEPT BUSINESS PERMIT APPLICATION

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