Through leadership, professionalism, dedication, integrity and training, the Lyons Fire Department strives to protect the lives and property of the people of Lyons during any time of need. This is accomplished by responding safely and quickly with trained, skilled and motivated volunteer members. We continue aggressively to prevent the need for emergency response through public relations, fire prevention and education. We also strive to protect and preserve the health and wellness of our volunteer membership, their families and the community…anytime, any need!
Lyons Fire Protection District (LFPD)…
…proudly protects approximately 6200 people living in an area of 76 square miles. This includes 50 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,
Lyons CO, The Double Gateway To The Rockies
Lyons is located at the entrance to both the North and South St. Vrain Rivers, only twenty miles east of Rocky Mountain National Park. Beautiful red cliffs border the town, which features enough amenities to be comfortable but still enjoys a traditional small-town atmosphere.
Lyons is a treasure; it has escaped becoming too commercialized, glamorized, standardized and suburbanized. Lyons has a ruggedness and durability that appears to transcend from the sandstone of its surrounding hills and its historic buildings. It is a place where families have lived for generations and where new families are coming to establish their roots, raise their children and retire.
Lyons has mild climate. It is cool in the summer and fairly warm in the winter since it is located in a bowl surrounded by sandstone. There’s rarely a day without at least a few rays of sunshine! Follow the links below to see our Weather, Schools and Historical Sites; View Government information Learn about Parks and find other Fun Things to Do!