About Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue

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LdfrlogoNewLake Dillon Fire-Rescue is fully professional, all-hazards emergency-response agency based in Summit County, Colorado. Lake Dillon Fire provides progressive and high quality emergency medical, fire, hazardous material, technical rescue and wildfire services utilizing a professional cadre of 46 commissioned firefighters, 13 Fire Corps volunteers and 11 civilian employees. The department operates out of three response stations in Frisco (Station #2), Dillon (Station #8) and Keystone (Station #11). An administrative office (Station #10) is located in Silverthorne.

The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District encompasses the municipalities of Frisco, Dillon, Montezuma and Silverthorne. The district also encompasses county and federal lands such as Keystone, Summit Cove, Arapahoe Basin, as well as subdivisions such as Wildernest and Dillon Valley.

The District as it stands today is the result of the successful consolidations of the former fire districts/departments of Dillon, Dillon Valley, Snake River Fire, Frisco and Silverthorne. The District is established and governed under Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes as amended. A five member elected Board of Directors is the governing body for the district.

Currently, the district serves approximately 17,500 permanent residents and upwards of 100,000 visitors and second homeowners during peak periods. The District encompasses approximately 110 square miles and has a response area of approximately 290 square miles.

As well as responding to more than 2,000 emergency calls annually, the LDFPD provides preventive services such as fire safety/code inspections of commercial properties, technical plan reviews, wildfire defensible space inspections and fire and environmental safety education. The LDFPD also collaborates with other agencies on the federal, state and local levels. An excellent example of this is the partnership with the Summit Fire Authority which oversees the Summit
County Hazardous Materials Team and the High Country Training Center. Through the High Country Training Center located in Frisco, the District is committed to continuous improvement through high quality education and training.

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