Lake Dillon Firefighter Fundraiser

Please join us at the Dillon Dam Brewery on Wednesday, November 9th from 4:00-7:00 PM for our Election Hangover Dinner benefiting our local firefighters. Click the link below for all the details.

Lake Dillon Firefighter Fundraiser

If you would like to help Lake Dillon Firefighters battling medical issues please click on the link below.

Donation site for Lake Dillon Firefighters


Lake Dillon Fire 2015 Annual Report

The annual report is chock full of stats and information about our work in 2015 and our look ahead to 2016.

2015 annual report

LDFPD 2014 Annual Report

Lake Dillon Fire’s 2014 annual report contains all sorts of great information on the department’s organization, achievements in the past year and a look to the future, as well as handy tips on avoiding/preparing for a fire or other emergency.

Lake Dillon Fire Protection District 2013 annual report


Hot off the presses is the 2013 Lake Dillon Fire Protection District annual report, detailing the accomplishments of the past year and the goals looking ahead.


2013 annual report

Lake Dillon Fire annual reports



Early each year, the staff at Lake Dillon Fire produces an annual report documenting the achievements and major efforts of the previous year in an effort to offer residents, local-government officials, contractors, businesses and visitors an account of how the department is functioning.


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2013 annual report


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2012 Annual Report

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2011 Annual Report

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2010 annual report


2009 annual report



About Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue

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.

Lake Dillon Fire Protection District 2014 Strategic Plan

LDFPD Strategic Plan 2013

Lake Dillon Fire history

History of Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue

The current Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue is an amalgamation of several smaller fire departments, including Dillon, Dillon Valley, Frisco, Silverthorne and Snake River that merged and consolidated over the years.

In 1971, the Dillon Valley Metropolitan District specifically added fire protection to its duties and built the station on Deer Path Road. The metro district purchased the hydrants from Denver Water, and they opened backwards, which caused some fire extinguishing issues. Daryl Potts was the first paid chief/water operator, followed by NAME Jordon, then Francis Winston, who later became the first Chief of the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District.

In 1973, the Frisco Fire Protection District was formed, and the first station was where the information center is at Third Avenue and Main Street. In 1975, a new station was built on South Third Avenue, where the Frisco Community Center stands. In 1980, a bond was passed, and a new station was built in 1981 at 301 S. Eighth Ave. and is still in use today as LDFR Station 2. Prior to this, Frisco had a volunteer fire department but maintained few history records. We do know that snowplow drivers and others were used as firefighters, and air-raid sirens and phone trees were used as notification methods. At one point, the drivetrain broke on the old fire engine – but the pump still worked – and a tow truck was used to pull it to a fire at Tiger Run, sirens wailing at about 10 mph. The first paid chief was NAME Gafert in 1978.

In 1974, the Silverthorne Fire Protection District was formed, and a station was built at 401 Blue River Parkway that still is in use today as LDFR Station 10. There are no records we know of about any organized fire protection prior to then.

In the 1970’s fire protection in Keystone area was provided by the Dillon Valley Volunteer Fire Department. Sometime about 1976, fire protection was provided by Keystone Ski Resort, owned by Rolston-Purina, which purchased its first new engine in 1978.

In 1981, the Snake River Fire Protection District was formed, and Dave Parmley was hired as the first and only chief. The department had 30 volunteer firefighters and officers, plus a paid staff of 14, including a chief, assistant chief, two captains, two lieutenants, two fire inspectors and a training officer, working out of three fire stations. The budget in 2004 was $1.5 million, and the department handled nearly 700 calls annually.

In 1984, the Dillon Fire Protection District was formed as a volunteer fire department. The Dillon Town Hall housed the fire department until a new volunteer station at 225 Lake Dillon Drive was built in 1985 and, following renovations in 2002, is still is in use today as LDFR Station 8. At one time, DFPD housed an engine at the Lake Dillon Theater Company across the street from Station 8. A 1942 Sterling engine was given to the Town of Dillon, and in those days, if it wouldn’t start by the bottom of Buffalo Drive, they weren’t going to be able to use it at the fire.

In 1989, Dillon and Dillon Valley merged as the Dillon Fire Authority.

In 1993, Dillon, Dillon Valley and Silverthorne merged as the Lake Dillon Fire Authority.

In 1995, Frisco joined the Lake Dillon Fire Authority.

In 1998, voters passed a ballot measure to consolidate into one governmental district, the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District.

Snake River Fire subsequently joined the Lake Dillon Fire Authority in 2005 and, after voter approval, became part of Lake Dillon Fire Protection District in May 2006.


Today, Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue is a fully professional, career fire department, with 58 full-time staff members operating and supporting three  24/7 response stations, as well as an administrative station in Silverthorne and two auxiliary stations.


  • Type 1 Pumpers: 5
  • Aerial Tower
  • Type 3 Pumper
  • Type 6 wildland engines: 2
  • Tender – 1,500-gallon
  • Pumper/Tender 1200 gallon
  • Haz Mat Vehicle
  • Air/Light Trailer
  • Trench Rescue Trailer
  • Command Vehicle – Bat 8
  • Fire Investigation Van
  • Staff/Support Vehicles: 12


Population: Approximately 17,500 permanent, 60,000 seasonal capacity

Lake Dillon Fire Protection District area: Approximately 111.64 square miles

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue response area, including portions of Summit County outside the LDFPD boundaries: 421 square miles

2013 Total Calls: 2,229

2013 Fire calls: 43, or 2 percent of call volume

2013 EMS calls: 1,021, or 46 percent of call volume

Annual budget: $7 million