Operations Division

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Welcome to the LFRA Operations DivisionNew LFRA Logo

Fire Administration Building/Operations Division
410 East 5th Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 962-2497
Fax: (970) 962-2922

Photo of Battalion Chief Greg Ward

Greg Ward
Division Chief 

Operations Division

The Operations Division is overseen by the Division Chief of Operations, three Shift Battalion Chiefs and the Training Battalion Chief. The three shifts are structured into battalions with a Truck Captain, and five Lieutenants on each shift at each of the staffed stations. The Loveland Rural Fire Protection District is served by the LFRA crews and works in partnership in the Big Thompson Canyon area with the Big Thompson Volunteer Fire Department. LFRA has a three tier work force of full time paid firefighters and fire officers, part time paid firefighters, and volunteer firefighters. The minimum staffing is three crews with three full time personnel, three crews with two full time personnel, and the remaining with the part time or volunteer firefighter staffing utilized to augment the two person crews as available.

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority is dedicated to providing the best citizen service possible, ensuring professional emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City of Loveland and surrounding community. LFRA is an "All Hazards" department with our primary focus on serving the citizens by providing fire suppression and basic medical response. The firefighters and fire officers are required to meet various minimum certification levels based upon rank within the organization. The required training and certifications for the positions are extensive and include: Fire Fighter, Driver/Operator, Fire Officer, Fire Instructor, EMT-B, NWCG S130-190, and FEMA required NIMS.

A significant portion of our response is working collaboratively with Thompson Valley EMS, providing some of the most progressive medical care in the State of Colorado. We also work in partnership with the fire jurisdictions surrounding Loveland, utilizing both Automatic and Mutual aid for multiple fire crew response to mitigate emergency incidents. LFRA has 9 fire stations strategically placed within the 190 square miles of the district boundaries, maximizing our ability to respond as efficiently and effectively as possible during an emergency. This includes three stations in the Big Thompson Canyon. The Fire Authority also responds to the following types of calls:

• Structural Fires
• Wildland Fires
• Motor Vehicle Fires
• Gas Leaks/Odor Investigations
• Smoke and Fire Alarm Activations
• Motor Vehicle Accidents
• Emergency Medical Responses (Medical- and Trauma-related) 
• Aircraft Rescue/Firefighting at the Fort Collins – Loveland Airport
• Hazardous Materials Response and Mitigation, (no remediation)
• Ice and Water Rescue
• High and Low Angle Rope Rescue
• Confined Space Rescue
• Structural Collapse Rescue
• Trench Rescue
• Large Animal Rescue
• Non-emergent requests for service, etc.

For more information about our Fire Suppression / Operations Division, please contact Division Chief Greg Ward at (970) 962-2806. 

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