Loveland Fire Rescue Authority

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA), founded in 1911 covering 286 square miles in Larimer County (Colorado) including the areas of Alexander Mountain, Barnes Park, Big Thompson Canyon-East, Big Thompson River, Belmont Ridge, Berg Ranch, Bison Bluff, Bobcat Gulch, Boedecker Lake, Boyd Lake, Boyd Lake State Park, Buckhorn, Buckhorn Creek, Campion, Carter Lake-North, Cattail Creek, Centennial Park, Centerra, Cedar Cove, Cedar Creek, Cedar Park, Cedar Springs, Cedar Valley, Crosier Mountain, Devil’s Backbone Open Space, Dickson Gulch, Drake, Eagle Brook Meadows, Echo Ridge, Eden Valley, Edmondson, Ellis Ranch, Forks Park, Galuchie Gulch, Gamble Oak, Glen Comfort, Green Ridge, Green Ridge Glade Reservoir, Grouse Hollow, Hidden Valley, Horseshoe Lake, Idlewild, Idlewild Reservoir, Jasper Lake, Johnstown, Kelim, Kennel Club, Knobcone, Kroh Park, Lake Loveland, Lon Hagler Reservoir, Louden Ditch, Loveland Mountain Park, Mariana Butte, Mariano Reservoir, Masonville, Meadowbrook, Mehaffey, Midway, Northern Colorado Regional Airport, October Hill, Olympus Heights, Orchards, Palisade Mountain, Rabbit Gulch, Rist Benson Reservoir, River Fork, River Ranch, Riverview, Roosevelt National Forest, Saddle Ridge, Seven Lakes Park, Sheep Mountain, Silver Lake, Sleepy Hollow Park, Storm Mountain, Snow Top, Soul Shine, Sullivan Gulch, Sulzer Gulch, Trail West, True Gulch, Walt Clark, Waltonia, Westerdoll & Woods Rose. (FDID #06945)

Loveland was originally established in 1883 as the Bartholf Hose Company, on July 8, 1887, the Board of Trustees approved a motion to form the Loveland Hook & Ladder Company No. 1, both companies functioned almost totally separately even though they shared the same firehouse that was built in 1890. In 1911 the Loveland Fire Department was authorized with the merge of the Bartholf Hose Company and Loveland Hook & Ladder No. 1. In 1950, the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District was formed. Loveland Volunteer Fire Department was established in 1963. In 1968 the Big Thompson Canyon Fire Department (FDID #06915) was formed. In 1994 the Loveland Fire & Rescue Department was formed.

In 2012, the City of Loveland and the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District (FDID #06947) entered into an Intergovernmental Agreement (IGA) which established the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority.

In 2016, the City of Loveland and Loveland Rural Fire District apparatus transferred to the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, and in 2017  all City of Loveland Fire Department employees became Loveland Fire Rescue Authority employees. 

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority has auto-aid (Automatic-Aid) agreements with Berthoud Fire Protection District, Estes Valley Fire Protection District, Front Range Fire Rescue, Poudre Fire Authority and Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue and mutual-aid with Boulder Rural Fire Rescue, Eaton Fire Protection District, Evans Fire Protection District, Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department, Greeley Fire Department, LaSalle Fire Protection District, Longmont Fire Department, Lyons Fire Protection District, Mountain View Fire Rescue, Platte Valley Fire Protection District, Rist Canyon Volunteer Fire Department, Wellington Fire Protection District, and Laramie County Fire District # 2 (Wyoming).

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority is dispatched by Loveland Emergency Communications Center.

Station 1 – Loveland
Station 2 – Mehaffey
Station 3 – Walt Clark
Station 4 – Airport
Station 5 – Knobcone
Station 6 – Centerra
Station 7 – Buckhorn
Station 8 – Big Thompson Canyon
Station 9 – Storm Mountain
Station 10 – Kelim
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