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 line staff provide emergency response to the towns of Dillon, Frisco, Montezuma and Silverthorne, as well as the unincorporated communities of Copper Mountain, Keystone, 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 perhaps the most existential threat to our community. Additionally, the in-house enterprise Snake River Fleet Services works tirelessly to keep 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 forever-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. Through much evolution over the years, we finally have landed on what I would call sure footing. 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

January 18, 2023
Silverthorne north locals rejoyce! Your new fire station has a timeline for it's construction; ground breaking is expected in fall of 2023 (at the latest.) "We would love to be able to break ground sooner than that," Steve Lipsher, Summit Fire & EMS spokesperson said Tuesday with a twinkle in his eye. "It's the hope of the Chief that we can under promise and over deliver." Read more ... (CBS…
January 18, 2023
Construction crews could break ground on a new Silverthorne Fire Station as soon as this fall, Summit Fire & EMS Chief Travis Davis said Tuesday, Jan. 17. During the Summit Fire & EMS board meeting where Davis laid out plans for how the project will move forward, several Silverthorne residents spoke during public comment about the need to move expeditiously. “I know people want this…
January 18, 2023
A collision between two semitractor-trailers that closed a section of Interstate 70 for several hours Monday is believed to have been caused by one of the tractors losing its brakes, according to the Colorado State Patrol. The driver of the second truck