Lake Dillon Fire Rescue

Lake Dillon Fire Protection District (LDFPD), covered 400 square miles in Summit County including the towns and areas of Arapaho National Forest, Argentine Pass, Brittle Silver Mountain, Chief Mountain, Dillon, Dillon Reservoir, Eisenhower Tunnel, Frisco, Frisco Peninsula, Glacier Mountain, Grizzly Gulch, Hunkidori Mine, Ida Belle Mine, Independence Mountain, Jacque Peak,Johns Gulch, Keystone, Keystone Mountain, Keystone Ranch, Lake Dillon Village, Loveland Pass, Minnehaha Reservoir, Montezuma, North Peak, Mesa Cortina, Porcupine Peak, River Run Village, Saints John, Silverthorne, Snake River, Snake River Valley, Soda Spring, St. Johns, Summerwood, Summit Cove, Summit Place, Tenderfoot, Thurman Gulch. Upper Snake River Basin, Wheeler Dillon Trail, Wildernest, Wildernest Village & Willow Lakes. (FDID # 11725)

Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue was 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 added fire protection to its duties and built the station on Deer Path Road. In 1973, the Frisco Fire Protection District was formed. In 1974 the Silverthorne Fire Protection District.

In the 1970’s fire protection in Keystone area was provided by the Dillon Valley Fire District. Sometime about 1976, fire protection was provided by Keystone Ski Resort, owned by Ralston-Purina, which purchased its first new engine in 1978. In 1981, the Snake River Fire Protection District was formed. In 1984, the Dillon Fire Protection District was formed as a volunteer fire department. In 1989, Dillon and Dillon Valley merged as the Dillon Fire Authority. In 1993, Dillon, Dillon Valley and Silverthorne Fire Protection District merged as the Lake Dillon Fire Authority. In 1995 Frisco Fire Protection District 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.

Lake Dillon Fire Rescue and Copper Mountain Fire Department merged together to form Summit Fire & EMS Authority in 2017.

Station 2 – Frisco
Station 8 – Dillon
Station 10 – Silverthorne
Station 11 – Keystone
Station 12 – Summit Cove
Station 13 – Montezuma
Station 14 – Mesa Cortina / Wildernest
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