Emergency Dispatch: 911
Business Phone: 303-823-6611
Boulder County Sheriff’s Office: 303-441-3600
Have you wondered about our Fire Department in Lyons? Does it have staff or is it run by volunteers? How wide is its district? You will find most of your answers here. We hope to have periodic reports from the department in the future.
WHAT IS THE LYONS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT:
The Lyons Fire Protection District fire station is located in downtown Lyons, Colorado.
The Lyons FPD response area is approximately 70 square miles, and includes the Town of Lyons, and unincorporated areas of Boulder County and Larimer County.
The FPD responds from two stations. Station 1 is located within the Town of Lyons, and Station 2 is located about 10 minutes to the northwest, on Larimer County Road 37E.
The District is staffed by local volunteers and three paid firefighters, plus the Chief and a part-time Admin Assistant. Interim Fire Chief is Steve Pischke.
The Fire Chief is responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, supervision, and evaluation of all fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, fire safety inspections, and prevention activities such as public education, provided by the District; and the oversight of all operations and administration of the Fire District including the purchase of additional firefighting apparatus and equipment, the hiring or termination of personnel, and managing the District’s budget. Please see the following documents for additional details regarding the position, the position brochure, and the required job application.
It is currently looking for a new Fire Chief. Go to their web site to get more information and to fill out the Application Form. The search is run by the Fire Board, which is its own agency, and not the local Fire District staff.
=========NEWS RELEASE: November 4, 2020:=========
Yesterday at Lyons Fire our new Type 6, 4031, arrived and we couldn’t be more excited! Type 6 engines are also known as “wildland trucks” or “brush trucks”, as that is their primary purpose. They are especially important in a Wildland Urband Interface district such as ours.
It takes a long time to get a new truck (this one took more than a year from start to finish). We’ll spend the next few days getting her outfitted correctly to best meet the needs of our district, and she’ll be ready for service shortly. Welcome, 4031! (Photograph of new vehicle with Captain Gregory Schrodt, November 2020)
=========NEWS: December 10, 2020:=========
I wanted to let you know that we recently moved our webpage to a new format. It is still www.lyonsfire.org, but we are hoping that the new site is easier to read and gather information from.,” said Lieutenant Marya Washburn, Public Information and Education, Lyons Fire Protection District. “I especially wanted to point out the “notes from the Chief” blog that you can find at the bottom of the page. There are some great updates there, including a recent one regarding where we are in the process of finding our new Chief.”
FACEBOOK: November 2, 2020: Please use their new Facebook page: Lyons Fire Protection District. They have “unpublished” their old page in order to minimize information confusion.
DONATIONS: The 2020 wildfire season has been a hard one, and Lyons Fire Protection District is grateful to our community for the tremendous outpouring of support. Your donation of any size to the Lyons Fire Fund will help us continue our mission of protecting the residents of Lyons and surrounding communities.
Note, Lyons Fire Preparedness and Lyons Emergency Prepared are separate groups. The fire department has a co-training with the Fire Preparedness group once a year (but it was missed because of COVID-19 this year, 2020).