Fire Department

Daniel Dailey, Fire Chief

Phone: 719-486-2990
Fax: 719-486-3113
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Fire Chief Portrait

Leadville/Lake County Firefighters: 

Chief Daniel Dailey
Deputy Chief/Fire Marshal Steve Boyle

Captain John Ortiz
Captain Sean Simon
Captain Dave McCain

Acting Engineer/Firefighter  Reserve staff
Engineer Jose Velasquez
Engineer Leo Schmitt

Firefighter  Derrick Borrego

Firefighter Brian Harmson
Firefighter Rob Mitas 

Leadville/Lake County Fire-Rescue (LLCFR) was established in 1882 and provides fire protection and emergency response to the City of Leadville and the County of Lake as a consolidated fire rescue service. An all-hazards, community-based agency, LLCFR dedicates itself each day to reducing community risk through excellence in emergency service.

Leadville/Lake County Fire-Rescue does more than fight fire... much more. As your local, community-based all hazards, first-response emergency response agency, LLCFR responds to motor vehicle accidents, rescues of all types, emergency medical incidents, releases of hazardous materials, as well as suppression of structural and wild fire and all other emergencies not directly related to law enforcement. 

The fire department also installs, inspects and gives out car seats. The department has developed an address sign program for better response times to better serve the community. Call for more information: 719-486-2990.

As the community's first-response emergency service, LLCFR also plans for emergency events of all sizes and kinds, working closely with the community to educate through prevention to reduce and mitigate the chances of various emergencies from happening. 

In case of a Fire or an Emergency dial 9-1-1

Leadville Lake County ISO Rating

Leadville Lake County Fire Rescue

Reserve Firefighter Program

Leadville Lake County Fire Rescue (LLCFR) maintains an active Reserve program, offering training, certifications, and experience.  This is to provide fire protection and emergency services that are mutually beneficial to the community and fire department.  If you are interested please review the job advertisement and submit the proper forms. 

Resident Reserve advertisement 2019 (2).pdf

Resident Reserve Application 2018 (1).pdf

LLCFR Reserve application forms.pdf 

Leadville Lake County Fire Rescue

Community Resources

Are you prepared or unprepared for wildfires? Learn more and get your house prepared.


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Short Term Rental Safety Check

The Fire Marshal is providing safety checks for the City's Short Term Rental licensing process. To learn more about that process please refer to the Short Term Rental Licnese page. 

To schedule a fire safety check please call or email Fire Marshal Boyle. He can be reached at phone number 719-293-1368

or via email at 

Once you have scheduled a safety check you should receive some form of communication from the Fire Marshal confirming your appointment. The Safety Check Affidavit form has the criteria required to pass the fire safety check. The safety check signed by the Fire Marshal and the Safety Check Affidavit forms are both required forms that you will upload with other materials for submission of a complete short-term rental application when submitting an STR license on the LodgingRevs platform it can also be found in the documents below. Fire Marshal Boyle will provide you a filled out and complete safety check and a property owner will sign the safety affidavit. 

Sample Fire Safety Check Form

Safety Check Affidavit