Summit Fire & EMS Operations

Summit Fire & EMS strives to deal professionally and effectively with emergencies and hazards to life and property with a commitment to excellence and in the best interest of all citizens and guests of our communities.

Funding 

Special Districts, like the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District and the Copper Mountain Consolidated Metropolitan District that make up Summit Fire & EMS, are funded primarily by property taxes and fees. Summit Fire is committed to providing the best emergency-response coverage to the area at the least cost to taxpayers. 

Services

Summit Fire & EMS offers the community the following services:

  • Support for community events
  • Emergency medical response
  • Fire-extinguisher training
  • Fire response and investigation
  • Fire-safety inspections
  • First-aid training
  • Hazardous-materials mitigation
  • New construction plan reviews
  • Rescue response
  • Safety education
  • Wildland firefighting

Response Personnel

Summit Fire & EMS emergency response is conducted out of four 24-hour fire stations

  • Station 1: 0477 Copper Road, Copper Mountain
  • Station 2: 301 S. Eighth Avenue, Frisco
  • Station 8: 225 Lake Dillon Drive, Dillon
  • Station 11: 22393 U.S. 6, Keystone

Growth

Summit County continues to grow and attract more full-time residents as well as guests. Summit Fire also is seeing annual increases in the number of vehicles, including those transporting hazardous materials, traveling along the Interstate 70 corridor. With this growth come increasing demands on the fire department. To keep up with emergency-response demands, Summit Fire & EMS is constantly striving to find more efficient ways of allocating resources. Summit Fire is in planning to determine future facility locations.