Twenty-four hours a day, every day, West Metro Firefighters meet the challenges of responding to fires and injuries while working to prevent such tragedies from occurring in the first place. With 327 career firefighters, West Metro Fire Rescue provides fire and emergency medical services to over 247,000 people. Over 65% of West Metro Fire Rescueâ€™s responses are medical calls, which is why more than 68% of West Metro Firefighters are also paramedics. With the diverse terrain in our District, our firefighters are also trained in a variety of rescue techniques. Whether it involves fire, injury, hazardous materials, wildfire, or specialized rescues, West Metro Fire is ready, willing and prepared to do whatever it takes.