It is the goal for Lyons Fire to lead the way in public education in all topics concerning Fire Prevention to the citizens of the district. The goal of fire prevention is to educate the public to take precautions to prevent potentially harmful fires, and be educated about surviving them. It is a proactive method of reducing emergencies that may arise and the damage caused by them. Read more…
Wildfire Mitigation is the implementation of various measures designed to minimize the risk and destructive effects of a wildfire on your property. Read more…
Lyons Fire Protection District (LFPD)…
…proudly protects approximately 6200 people living in an area of 66 square miles. This includes 40 square miles in northern Boulder County and 26 square miles in southern Larimer County. Centrally located within the district is the historic town of Lyons, with a population of approximately 1915 and limited light commercial activity. The district includes several surrounding neighborhoods in unincorporated Boulder and Larimer counties, such as Lyons Park Estates, Apple Valley, Apple Ridge, Longmont Dam Road, Spring Gulch, Blue Mountain, X-Bar 7, Steamboat Valley, Eagle Ridge, Stone Canyon, Dakota Ridge, and several miles up the north and south St Vrain creeks.
The entire LFPD is located in the Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) – defined as the area where structures and other human development meet or intermingle with undeveloped wildland. The topography is characterized by rugged foothill and mountainous terrain with numerous limited access dirt roads and limited water resources for fire suppression. The majority of the district is in the Montane Zone of the eastern slope of the Northern Colorado Front Range, with elevation ranging from 5030 in the east to 9280 feet toward the west. The predominant vegetation is ponderosa forest and native grasses, with some Douglas fir on north facing slopes at the higher elevations.
The Lyons Fire response area:
East: Roughly the water treatment plant on Ute highway (Hwy 66) and approximately 1 mile south on North Foothills Parkway (US 36)
West: North St. Vrain (US 36) west approximately to mile marker 16, South St. Vrain (Hwy 7) west approximately to mile marker 34,