Wildire danger is MODERATE

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We are a fully professional, all-hazards emergency response organization located in Summit County, Colorado. We serve the towns and areas around Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, and Silverthorne.




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Travis Davis

A Word from Our Chief

Meet Fire Chief Travis Davis

On behalf of the Summit Fire & EMS Board of Directors, the executive staff, fire officers, first responders and support staff, we welcome you to the Summit Fire & EMS website. Known colloquially as SFE, we take pride in our rich history, derived from the successful consolidation of a number of emergency-response organizations.

Our firefighters and medics provide emergency response to the towns of Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Montezuma and Silverthorne, as well as the unincorporated communities of Copper Mountain, Summit Cove and Wildernest and points north all the way to Heeney, including Interstate 70 from the Eisenhower Tunnel to Vail Pass, U.S. 6 to Loveland Pass and Colorado 91 to Fremont Pass. Meanwhile, our Community Risk Division under the auspices of the fire marshal work tirelessly to prevent fires and promote public safety, and our new Wildland Division focuses specifically on training, education and response to wildfires, perhaps the most existential threat to our community. Additionally, the in-house enterprise Snake River Fleet Services maintains our equipment and those of our neighboring fire departments on the road and functioning properly, while our administrative staff deals with all matters associated with keeping our business operations up and running. 

All employees of this ever-evolving organization are highly committed to our mission, vision and values. Spending multiple hours each year in continuous professional development, we pride ourselves in being timely and efficient in every aspect of our service -- both internally and externally. Through collaborative relationships with the public and other emergency-response and civic organizations, we strive to anticipate community needs and lead the way in reducing risks to people and property.

The members of this organization never have had the luxury of sitting still and have become experts in navigating change. Our traditions are under construction, and our progress is impeded only by our lack of creativity and courage. The future is bright here at SFE, so we thank you for looking in on us.

Please don't hesitate to reach out if you cannot find the information that you need here or have further matters to discuss. Our phone number is (970) 262-5100, and e-mail inquiries may be sent to pio@summitfire.org.

Travis Davis



Latest News

September 15, 2023
Aided by cooler temperatures and wet weather, local officials are moving Summit County’s fire danger level from moderate to low, according to a statement from Summit Fire & EMS Wildland Division Coordinator Kyle Iseminger. “We have yet to see the drying trend we normally see in the fall,” Iseminger wrote on Thursday, Sept.
September 13, 2023
The Preliminary Site Plan to construct a fire station in Silverthorne on Blue River Parkway was approved Tuesday night by the town’s planning commission. The long-awaited station is finally on its way to Silverthorne after almost two decades of
August 26, 2023
Even as the wildfire season in Summit County has remained calm thus far, Summit Fire & EMS firefighters are gaining real-world experience fighting fires elsewhere in the West. A three-person crew — the second of three consecutive crews that Summit Fire & EMS will deploy this month — recently battled a wildfire near California’s southern border, amid 60 mph winds as Tropical Storm Hilary