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

 




August 16, 2016 Board Approved Minutes

August 16, 2016 Board Approved Minutes




LDFR awards banquet 2016

 

 

 

Lake Dillon Fire hosted its annual awards ceremony on Saturday, April 23, in Dillon. We honored numerous people for their achievements and jobs well done! See Lake Dillon Fire honors firefighters, staff for service and actions for details!

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A big bulk of the Lake Dillon Fire chiefs, crews and staff members who were able to attend the 2016 awards ceremony.

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Lt. Kevin Skaer congratulates firefighter/medic August Guettlein for achieving five years of service … for a second time. (August started at LDFR as an intern in our now-defunct resident program. Then he quit to get his paramedic training and came back.)

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LDFR Chief Jeff Berino presents acting Silverthorne Police Chief Misty Higby with the community service award earned by her department for its wonderful public events such as Safe Summer Kickoff and Adopt an Angel.

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Love this — Office Assistant Donna Trainer, who is on the LDFR awards committee, didn’t know that she would be receiving a well-deserved Chief’s Award for her terrific attitude and enthusiasm to take on any task.

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Love this, too: Chief Jeff Berino gets a smooch from his wife, Janis.

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One of our prospects.

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Chief Jeff Berino on a day when we all can be proud of our department.

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Steve Wantuck receives our Firefighter of the Year award from Chief Jeff Berino.

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Battalion Chief Shaun Sawyer, left, is commended for serving 25 years for Lake Dillon Fire. Such dedication and longevity is not at all unusual, which we think speaks well for the department!

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Lt. Kevin Skaer, center, receives his commemorative ax from Battalion Chief Shaun Sawyer for reaching 15 years of service with Lake Dillon Fire. Chief Jeff Berino looks on.

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Firefighter Ken Jones, always quiet and steadfast, receives his commemorative ax from Battalion Chief Travis Davis for reaching his 15-year service milestone.

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Lt. Matt Brewer, another of our 15-year peers, receives his ax from Battalion Chief Travis Davis. Once they reach this kind of longevity, they’re not longer called the “new kid.”

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Firefighter Aaron Ferdig receives his 10-year statuette from Lt. Casey Humann.

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Firefighter/medic Andrew Segura is awarded a 10-year statuette from Lt. Aaron Kaltenbach.

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Another sweet moment: HR director Matt Scheer is hugged by custodians Cheryllyn Goldsberry and Glenda Daniels, who work with us through the Developmental Disabilities Resource Center and are just wonderful!

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Flyin’ the flag!

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The Lake Dillon Fire Color Guard.




Press release: Lake Dillon Fire honors firefighters, staff for service and actions

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21 April 2016

 

Contact: Steve Lipsher, Public Information Officer

Office: (970) 262-5209

Lake Dillon Fire honors firefighters, staff for service and actions

At its annual awards ceremony on Saturday, Lake Dillon Fire honored a number of firefighters, chiefs and staff for their service and actions.

Among those honored were Firefighter of the Year Steve Wantuck, Leadership Award recipient Assistant Chief Steve Skulski, and Chief’s Award recipients Firefighter Aaron Ferdig and Office Assistant Donna Trainer.

A special commendation also was awarded to the Silverthorne Police Department for its community involvement as demonstrated in its popular annual Safe Summer Kickoff and Adopt an Angel programs.

“Each year, we like to take note of jobs well done, service beyond the call of duty, bravery and heroism, and extraordinary service to our community and to honor those people whose dedication and actions reflect the highest calling of Lake Dillon Fire,” said Chief Jeff Berino. “We are extremely proud of our deserving honorees and hold them up as examples of what we as a department strive to achieve in the name of public safety and positive community involvement.”

The ceremony also recognized numerous LDFR employees who have received promotions, earned professional certifications and college degrees and achieved length-of-duty benchmarks in the past year.

Those earning longevity awards included:

  • Five years: Firefighter/medics August Guettlein and Case Byle, LDFR Fire Corps volunteer Dan Myers and LDFR custodians Glenda Daniels and Cheryllyn Goldsberry;
  • 10 years: Firefighter/technician Aaron Ferdig and Firefighter/medic Andrew Segura;
  • 15 years: Firefighter/technician Ken Jones, Lt. Kevin Skaer and Lt. Matt Brewer;
  • 20 years: Fire Corps volunteer John Young;
  • 25 years: Battalion Chief Shaun Sawyer
  • 30 years: Assistant Chief Bruce Farrell
  • 35 years: Chief Jeff Berino

The awards ceremony, which will take place at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Dillon Community Church Fellowship Hall, 371 E. LaBonte Drive, in Dillon, is free and open to the public.

 

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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




LDFR 12/8/2015 Minutes

Minutes

Lake Dillon Fire Protection District

Tuesday December 8, 2015 – Station 10

Call to Order:

The Regular meeting of the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District Board of Directors was called to order at 8:00 AM.

 

Roll Call:

Board Members present were Jim Cox, Rob Sollenberger, Lori Miller, Jen Barchers and Larry Gilliland by telephone. Staff members in attendance were Chief Jeff Berino, Assistant Chiefs Bruce Farrell, Steve Skulski and Joe Hegenderfer, BC Travis Davis, Board Secretary/Asst. Treasurer Mary Hartley, HR Manager Matt Scheer, and PIO Steve Lipsher.

 

Changes to Agenda:

None

 

Public Comments:

None

 

Consent Agenda:

The following items were presented:

Minutes of the November 17, 2015 Regular Meeting with proposed changes

Warrants: November 13, 2015 – December 3, 2015

Financial Report for All Funds – November 2015

After discussion and questions,

M/S/P Sollenberger and Barchers to approve Consent Agenda as presented.

Vote:  All in favor, none opposed.

 

Budget Adoption Resolutions:

Chief Berino reviewed the changes made to the 2016 Budget document since the November Public Hearing. After questions and discussion:

 

M/S/P Gilliland and Miller to adopt the 2016 Budget as stated in Resolution 2015-12.

Vote:  All in favor, none opposed.

M/S/P Gilliland and Miller to appropriate Sums of Money as stated in Resolution 2015-13.

Vote:  All in favor, none opposed.

M/S/P Gilliland and Miller to set the Mill Levy as stated in Resolution 2015-14.

Vote:  All in favor, none opposed.

 

New Business:

Selection and Approval of Audit firm:

Finance Manager Hartley reviewed the final two audit firms that were narrowed down from the five RFPs received.  The two firms were Eide Bailly and Anton Collins Mitchell. After questions and discussion,

M/S/P Gilliland and Miller to accept Anton, Collins Mitchell LLP as auditors for 2015 and 2016 for Lake Dillon Fire Protection District.

Vote:  All in favor, none opposed.

 

 

 

Unfinished Business:

Discussion on Station Use Policy:

HR Manager Scheer presented the draft Station Use Policy to the Board. Changes included District personnel reviewing media releases prior to advertising in local newspaper. Director Sollenberger requested a summary, at the next Board meeting, of the entities requesting use of our stations this past year and which entities are charging a fee. The form name will change to “Station Use Agreement” from “Station Use Permit” to eliminate confusion with permitting fees charged through our Fire Protection Department. Director Sollenberger is still uncomfortable having fees charged and people making money while using public facilities.

 

Staff Reports:

Summit Fire Authority: In addition to the written report, Director Miller reported meeting this Thursday to approve the budget showing a 4.1% proposed increase. The capital budget increased to improve the current building. It was disappointing to see the numbers of District personnel who completed the on-line training in the SFA report. SFA is budgeting for a Specials Ops Officer and is advertising nationwide in December. This position will be a Training Officer.

 

Wildfire Council: In addition to the written report, Director Cox reported the Council plans to provide the chipping program again next year. The chips are being absorbed by the Climax Molybdenum Mine for reclamation work.

 

Finance:  In addition to the written report, Hartley reported receiving the first wildland fire reimbursement for the Porterville Fire in California.  We received close to 100% of requested charges. The Caselle implementation will be pushed back until after the first quarter of 2016 due to server issues and schedules.

 

Human Resources: Nothing in addition to the written report.

 

Fire Prevention Division: In addition to the written report, AC Skulski shared that they are busy with a $3 million dollar remodel of City Market in Dillon and a new building in front of the Silverthorne Recreation Center on Rainbow Drive which will include commercial property on the lower level and residential above.

 

Accreditation: LT Schenking has kicked off the accreditation work by meeting with all key personnel to help him gather the data.

 

Support Services: In addition to the written report, AC Farrell reported the upgrade to NEMSIS 3.1, the County’s records management system, is a significant project for 2016. The County fire districts will maintain High Plains software and will release a new version 6.0 by September 2016. This complies with the Communications Center deadline of January 1, 2017. The District will be responsible for maintaining the historical records on the District server. The Verizon tower is still under construction with no defined completion date. The electric meter for Verizon will be shared with our meter. Xcel only allows one meter per address.  Verizon will have a downstream meter so we will be able to verify electricity usage and how much to charge for reimbursement on a monthly basis.

 

AC Farrell shared a request by a neighbor and President of the homeowners association for the property behind Station 12 in Summit Cove. There is debilitated fence and fence line behind Station 12. The owner would like us to close this access and fix the old fence to reduce unwanted public traffic. This fence is pre-existing and on the District property. The entire fence is approximately 100 feet long.  AC Farrell will close up the small open area and reassess the fence in 2016 and bring options back to the Board.

 

The Fire Corps Annual Holiday party is tomorrow night at 6:00 PM, December 9, 2015 at Station 11. All Board members are invited. We will be honoring Andrew Rajka for his 25 years of service with the Fire District.

 

Operations:  In addition to the written report, AC Hegenderfer reported all crews have completed the EMS module training and their ride alongs. The District will have more crew members to help cover Medic 11. The next round of training will be in May, 2016.  AC Hegenderfer reported an incident reporting disclaimer. When a call comes in and all three districts answer, originally the incident was recorded in High Plains by all three districts and each would receive credit for the same incident. Now only the Incident Commander will write the report and the credit will go to the corresponding District. When comparing incidents from this year to last, this change will affect the annual numbers.

 

Chief: In addition to the written report, Chief Berino reported that Centura has asked Summit Medical Center to look at the feasibility of a Fire Brigade to be available for any future incidents. A letter was received from the AT&T President regarding the north cell tower confirming AT&T is dropping the leasehold interest on Johnson’s Road located by Ute Pass Road.

 

Board Comments:

Director Gilliland personally thanked the crews for their help.

 

Adjournment:

M/S/P Sollenberger and Miller to adjourn the meeting at 9:46 AM.

Vote:  All in favor, none opposed.

 

Mary Hartley, Board Secretary    Approved this 19thday of January 2015

Jim Cox, President

 

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2016 LDFR Posting Locations

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Lake Dillon Fire Protection District Board passes 2016 budget

The Lake Dillon Fire Protection District Board gave final approval to the department’s 2016 budget at its Dec. 8 regular meeting. Find details here:

2016 LDFPD budget




Press release: Brush Creek Fire fully contained, mop-up ongoing

JOINT NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

Contacts: USFS/UCR: Bill Kight, 970-930-1178

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue: Steve Lipsher 970-389-2967

Summit County Sheriff: Taneil Ilano 970-389-2475

 

 

This is the last media release for the Brush Creek Fire

 

SILVERTHORNE, Colo. – Oct. 5, 2015 – The Brush Creek Fire on the Dillon District of the White River National Forest some 12 miles north of Silverthorne was 100 percent contained Sunday evening at 7 p.m. The fire burned 238 acres, as determined by on-the-ground and aerial mapping.

 

Seventy firefighters remained on the fire on Monday, mopping up all hot spots to make sure the fire is out. At the peak of firefighting efforts, forces included Lake Dillon Fire, the U.S. Forest Service (part of the Upper Colorado River Fire Management Unit or UCR), Copper Mountain Fire, Breckenridge-based Red, White & Blue Fire, Kremmling Fire, Vail Fire, Northwest Fire (based in Park County), Steamboat Spring Fire, Arvada Fire, the Colorado Division of Fire Protection and Control’s (DFPC) Engine and Multi-Mission aircraft, a U.S. Bureau of Land Managment Engine, two Colorado Department of Correctons Juniper Valley and rews, , the Northern Colorado Hand Crew, Alpine Hotshots, along with two contracted water-dropping helicopters.

 

Management of the fire is under the unified control of the U.S. Forest Service, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Dillon Fire.

 

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Update: Brush Creek Fire near Heeney 30 percent contained

JOINT NEWS RELEASE

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

 

Contacts: USFS/UCR: Bill Kight, 970-930-1178

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue: Steve Lipsher 970-389-2967

Summit County Sheriff: Taneil Ilano 970-389-2475

 

 

3 October 6:30 p.m. Update: Brush Creek Fire near Heeney 30 percent contained

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SILVERTHORNE., Colo.Oct. 3, 2015 – Between the work of more than 100 firefighters on the ground and two water-dropping helicopters, crews made substantial progress Saturday on the Brush Creek Fire near Heeney.

 

The blaze, which was reported about 1:45 p.m. Friday, grew to an estimated 229 acres overnight, fueled by winds generated by a passing storm front. It burned in thick, beetle-killed lodgepole-pine stands and open hillsides of sage and grasses.

 

By Saturday afternoon, the fire was an estimated 30 percent contained, with full containment projected for 7 p.m. on Sunday, barring any changes in expected weather. Mop-up and full extinguishment of the fire in the heavy downfall and thick timber may take days or even weeks.

 

No buildings were damaged, and short-term evacuations were lifted Friday night after the fire “laid down” after midnight. Calmer weather on Saturday meant crews could begin establishing fire lines and burn out vegetation threatening the Brush Creek Ranch and the Summit County settlement of Heeney.

 

Firefighters from Lake Dillon Fire and the U.S. Forest Service were joined by those from Copper Mountain Fire and Breckenridge-based Red, White & Blue Fire in the initial attack on Friday, assisted by crews from Vail, Kremmling, Eagle River Fire and Northwest Fire from Park County.

 

Officers from the Summit County Sheriff’s Department have been involved from the first call, as well, providing backcountry support, law enforcement and notification of nearby residents in addition to participation on the fire-management team.

 

By Saturday, they were reinforced by a 10-person inmate crew from Juniper Valley in Rifle and a 19-person crew from Juniper Valley in Buena Vista; the 22-member Alpine Hotshots from Estes Park; the Northern Colorado Type 2 Initial Attack crew of 19; and Type 6 engines from Steamboat Springs, Arvada, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management Craig district, the U.S. Forest Service and the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control.

 

The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control also sent a team in support of the state’s new Multi-Mission Aircraft, which was instrumental in mapping the fire and helping to identify areas of concern.

 

The fire, which burned on a mix of White River National Forest land and private property, is being managed by a unified command comprised of the U.S. Forest Service Upper Colorado River fire-management unit, the Summit County Sheriff’s Office and Lake Dillon Fire.

 

 

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