Employment opportunity for career firefighter

Employment Opportunity for Career Firefighter

Lake Dillon Fire Protection District is now accepting applications for Career Firefighter/EMT-Basic and Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic. Applications must be received no later than 17:00 on May 22, 2017. Application materials must include signed LDFPD application, résumé, cover letter and copies of applicable certificates indicated below as minimum qualifications. Packet may also include letters of reference, transcripts, etc.

The general responsibilities of this position include; under direct supervision, responding to fire alarms, hazmat and other emergency calls to protect life and property; combating, extinguishing and preventing structure and wildland fires; driving emergency apparatus; participating in rescue extrication operations and providing emergency medical care to the sick or injured. Duties are frequently performed in severe, high-alpine environment conditions that include temperatures as low as -40°F, extreme winds and heavy snowfall.

Lake Dillon Fire Protection District’s area of response encompasses the Towns of Silverthorne, Dillon, Frisco, Montezuma and the unincorporated areas of Keystone, Summit Cove and Farmers Korner. Summit County, Colorado is a small, but diverse community. First responders in our District experience a wide variety of emergency calls, and frequently interact with members of Red, White & Blue Fire District, Copper Mountain Fire Department and Summit County Ambulance Service.


 Previous firefighter experience typically attained with 2-3 years emergency responder experience. (volunteer, resident or career experience applies)

 Current CO/IFSAC Firefighter I

 National Registry EMT-Basic or Paramedic

 Current CO EMT-Basic or Paramedic, and current CPR/AED certification

 Current CO/IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations Certification

 Incident Command System I-200, I-700

 Red Card or S-130/S-190 Wildland Firefighter Certification (preferred)


 Demonstrated organizational, tactical, technical and communication skills preferred

 Mechanical aptitude and computer skills required ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:

 Valid CO driver’s license or eligibility to obtain within 30 days.

 Must be at least 18 years of age

 Extensive background evaluation, pre-employment drug screening and physical ability tests are conducted.

Subject to post-offer/pre-employment medical examination.


 Minimum Starting Salary: FF/EMT-Basic $41,541 ($44,918 w/ Routine OT), FF/Medic $53,659 ($59,762 w/ Routine OT). Adjustments to starting rate are dependent upon on qualifications and previous experience. Entire salary ranges are $44,918 – $68,473 (FF/EMT-Basic w/ Routine OT) and $59,762 – $85,115 (FF/Medic w/ Routine OT).

 Eligible for full benefits package, including medical/dental/vision insurance paid at 90% by LDFPD, employer funded Health Savings/Reimbursement Accounts, FPPA Pension, Life and Disability Insurance, Tuition Scholarships and numerous training opportunities.

Interested applicants, please go to www.ldfr.org for an application packet.

LDFR Firefighter Posting 2017

LDFR Hiring Process Candidate Packet 2017

Request for proposals for architectural services for new Lake Dillon Fire/Summit County Ambulance administrative building

Lake Dillon Fire and the Summit County government are requesting proposals for architectural services for the proposed new LDFR/Summit County Ambulance combined administrative building at the Summit County Commons. See the attached for details!

RFP Admin Building Final May 12

Floor Plan

LDFR annual awards ceremony

We had a wonderful time celebrating achievements, both within the department and by members of the public, at our annual LDFR awards ceremony on April 22. Check out these photos of some of the smiles and recognitions!

Capt. Kim McDonald, right, accepts his commemorative ax for 15 years of service from Assistant Chief Steve Skulski, as Chief Jeff Berino looks on.

LDFR Engineer Bob Corcoran, left, receives his commemorative helmet and a big pat on the back for 20 years of service to LDFR from Lt. Casey Human.

Assistant Chief Steve Skulski, left, is congratulated by Chief Jeff Berino for 35 years of service to Lake Dillon Fire (and its predecessors). Thirty-five years!

LDFR Fire Corps volunteer Kim Bailey, left, is congratulated by Assistant Chief Bruce Farrell for 40 years of service, starting from when he was a volunteer firefighter. Forty years!!

Jerry “Doc” Peterson is congratulated by Assistant Chief Bruce Farrell for serving — get this — 55 years with Lake Dillon Fire and its predecessors! Fifty-five years! Doc was instrumental in getting the first ambulance to this community, and instrumental in establishing the precursor Dillon Fire Department. He has so many great tales to tell — things like walking in front of the ambulance in a blizzard as it carefully navigated Loveland Pass (the only way out of the county) on a run down to a Denver hospital … or how they sometimes had to push-start the original old fire engine, and sometimes, when they got down to the bottom of the hill at Lake Dillon Drive, it still hadn’t started. What a legend!

Sarah Thorsteinson, executive director of the Summit Association of Realtors, accepts a Citizen’s Award from Chief Jeff Berino. Under her direction, this organization has promoted wildfire safety and preparation through annual mailers sent to every property owner in the county, and she has been a wonderful advocate for our efforts.

Dr. John and Maggie Hillman receive a Citizen’s Award from Chief Jeff Berino. The unofficial ambassadors of the Lower Blue River valley north of Silverthorne, the Hillmans are tireless advocates for improving public safety, encouraging neighbors to join the fire district and clear defensible space for wildfire, and improve telecommunications. They’re really wonderful!

LDFR Finance Manager Mary Hartley was surprised and delighted with receiving the Chief’s Award from Chief Jeff Berino — a completely deserved honor!

LDFR Capt. Brian Schenking, left, receives the Leadership Award from Chief Jeff Berino for his efforts at overseeing the department’s efforts to become fully accredited — a gargantuan task.

LDFR Human Resources Manager Matt Scheer, left, receives the Member of the Year Award from Chief Jeff Berino. Matt puts the “human” in “human resources.”

LDFR Engineer Ted Salthouse, left, receives the Firefighter of the Year Award from Chief Jeff Berino. Ted has been described as the “golden retriever of firefighters,” meaning that he never seems to have a bad day. Seriously — dude is always smiling.

A bunch of brass! From left: High Country Training Center Division Chief Don Koogle, LDFR Assistant Chief for Operations Joe Hegenderfer, Assistant Chief for Fire Prevention/Fire Marshal Steve Skulski, Chief Jeff Berino, Assistant Chief for Support Services Bruce Farrell and Battalion Chief Kelly Wagner.

Press release: Lake Dillon Fire honors citizens, employees at annual awards ceremony



Contact: Steve Lipsher, Public Information Officer

Office: (970) 262-5209


Lake Dillon Fire honors citizens, employees at annual awards ceremony

Lake Dillon Fire honored five citizens – including Flight for Life nurse Dave Repsher – and numerous firefighters and staff members at its annual awards ceremony in Dillon on Saturday.

Repsher, who survived the July 3, 2015, crash of the Flight for Life helicopter and then spent the next year battling for his life as he recovered from severe burns, was honored by Lake Dillon firefighter/paramedic Paul Camillo for his indomitable will as well as for inspiring fellow first responders.

Additionally, community figures honored by Lake Dillon Fire were:

  • Sarah Thorsteinson, the executive director of the Summit Association of Realtors for that organization’s annual efforts to promote wildfire preparedness among local property owners;
  • John Hillman and Maggie Hillman for their tireless efforts to encourage residents of the Lower Blue River Valley to join the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District and to support public safety;
  • Kelly Foote, owner of Foote’s Rest sweet shop, for his repeated and selfless contributions to Lake Dillon Fire;
  • And Tim Johnston, owner of Mountain Access Garage Door, for continually making Lake Dillon Fire a priority, even after hours.

The annual awards ceremony, held at the Dillon Community Church Fellowship Hall, also recognized many employees of the department for their achievements, including:

  • New hires firefighter/paramedic Jim Levi, IT technician Colby Poole and firefighter/paramedic Mike Williams
  • Promotions of Donna Trainer from office assistant to administrative technician and Frank Towers from firefighter/technician to engineer
  • Five years of service: Fire Corps volunteer Kelly Sheehan
  • Ten years of service: Lt. Casey Humann, Engineer Dennis Jackson and Human Resources Manager Matt Scheer
  • Fifteen years of service: Capt. Kim McDonald and Assistant Chief Joe Hegenderfer
  • Twenty years of service: Battalion Chief Travis Davis and Engineer Bob Corcoran
  • Thirty-five years of service: Assistant Chief Steve Skulski
  • Fourty years of service: Fire Corps volunteer (and former volunteer firefighter) Kim Bailey
  • Fifty-five years of service: Fire Corps volunteer (and former volunteer firefighter) Doc Peterson
  • College degrees: Capt. John Wilkerson, Firefighter Shannan Stensvad and Capt. Brian Schenking

Finally, Lake Dillon Fire Chief Jeff Berino honored Finance Manager Mary Hartley and Fire Corps volunteer Maggie Cox with the Chief’s Award; Capt. Brian Schenking received the Leadership Award; Human Resources Manager Matt Scheer received the Member of the Year Award; and Engineer Ted Salthouse received the Firefighter of the Year Award.

“We look forward every year to honoring our own employees for their exemplary work and are pleased to share this occasion with so many deserving members of our community who contribute to public safety and help make this such a wonderful place to be,” Berino said. “It is truly an honor for us to serve the residents and visitors of the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District.”


LDFPD 2016 Year-End Report

The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District 2016 Year-End Report is here! LDFPD 2016 Year-End Report