Summit Fire & EMS

As of Jan. 1, 2017 we're a new entity that has combined Lake Dillon Fire and Copper Mountain Fire to form Summit Fire & EMS. The department serves Copper Mountain, Dillon, Frisco, Keystone, Silverthorne and the unincorporated communities of Summit Cove and Wildernest under one banner.

We combined to form a more efficient and effective working force for the people we serve. The legal and taxing structures remain the same, so that the districts may discharge their legal obligations. 

More information will  become available on this site as it is developed. But for now, please continue to keep in contact with us on our Facebook page and Twitter feed.


Summit Fire & EMS is fully professional, all-hazards emergency-response agency based in Summit County, Colorado. Summit Fire provides progressive and high quality emergency medical, fire, hazardous material, technical rescue and wildfire services utilizing a professional cadre of 63 commissioned firefighters, 13 Fire Corps volunteers and 11 civilian employees. The department operates out of response stations in Copper Mountain, Frisco, Dillon and Keystone. An administrative office is located in Silverthorne.

The district as it stands today is the result of the successful consolidations of the former fire districts/departments of Copper Mountain, Lake Dillon, Dillon, Dillon Valley, Snake River Fire, Frisco and Silverthorne. The district is established and governed under Title 32 of the Colorado Revised Statutes. A five-member elected board of directors is the governing body for the district.

The district serves approximately 17,500 permanent residents and upwards of 100,000 visitors and second homeowners during peak periods. The district encompasses approximately 110 square miles and has a response area of approximately 290 square miles.

As well as responding to more than 2,500 emergency calls annually, Summit Fire provides preventive services such as fire safety/code inspections of commercial properties, technical plan reviews, wildfire defensible-space inspections and fire- and environmental-safety education. Summit Fire also collaborates with other agencies on the federal, state and local levels. An excellent example of this is the partnership with the Summit Fire Authority, which oversees the Summit County Hazardous Materials Team and the High Country Training Center in Frisco.

Contact Us

Chief Jeff Berino 

(970) 262-5100, ext. 121 or

Assistant Chief Joe Hegenderfer / Operations

(970) 262-5100, ext. 123 or

Assistant Chief Gary Curmode / Administration 

(970) 262-5100, ext 127 or

Assistant Chief Bruce Farrell / Support Services

(970) 262-5100, ext. 126 or

Fire Marshal Capt. Kim McDonald

(970) 262-5100, ext. 521 or

Public Information Officer Steve Lipsher

(970) 262-5100

Summit Fire & EMS Authority

401 Blue River Parkway, Silverthorne, Colorado 80498, United States

(970) 262-5100