The Littleton Fire Department operates 8 fire stations with 130 24-hour shift personnel.   The Fire Department service area is  80 square miles.   

The map below depicts the service area of the Fire Department in the City of Littleton (yellow), the Fire Protection District which resides in Arapahoe (right), Douglas (lower right), (contract with Highlands Ranch) and Jefferson County (left).


The population within the service area is nearly 200,000 people.   The Fire Department operating budget is approximately $10,000,000.00 which is shared between the City of Littleton, the Littleton Fire Protection District and the Highlands Ranch Metro District.

Littleton Fire Department provides a full range of fire protection and emergency medical services to the community such as:

  • Fire Suppression

  • Emergency Medical Service

  • Hazardous Materials Response

  • Technical Rescue

  • Dive Rescue

  • Wildland Fire

  • Communications Center

The Fire/Emergency Medical Services Response

   On April 20,1999, Littleton’s Fire Engine 13 responded to a report of a weed fire and explosion on Wadsworth Boulevard, between Ken Caryl and Chatfield Avenues. A West Metro Fire District engine already was on scene and had extinguished the fire. A West Metro fire Investigator was en route to investigate the incident. Officers at the scene noted two small propane fuel containers and possibly fireworks on the ground in the area.  

   As Engine 13 responded to the weed fire, the crew heard other fire engine and rescue crews responding to Columbine High School because of gunshots fired and a possible explosion on the roof.  

All 8 Littleton Fire Apparatus have Paramedics and provide Advanced Life Support services

All 4 Littleton Rescue units are staffed with Paramedics and provide transport to the most appropriate hospital

55 Paramedics on 24 hours shifts

Transport Critical and Urgent Patients

Medical Staging area where response units were waiting to transport injured