The City and County of Denver covers 154.97 square miles. It is known as the “Mile High City” due to its 5,280 foot altitude. The population of Denver has 554,636 while the metropolitan area has 2,420,442 people (statistics from 2000 Census). The Denver Fire Department is dedicated to: Providing quality, timely, and professional emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City and County of Denver. Respecting each other through trust, pride, diversity, integrity, and training. Working together to achieve the highest levels of preparedness, prevention, and community involvement with a dedication to purpose.