|Littleton Volunteer Fire Department's Engine No. 2, circa 1914.|
For more than 100 years, Littleton Firefighters have been prepared to respond to fires in the community. However many people may not know that illnesses and injuries make up approximately 65-70% of our emergency calls. As a commitment to our community, each Littleton engine and medic unit is fully equipped and staffed by a minimum of one paramedic for advanced life support capabilities.
Littleton Fire also has special teams available for water accidents, Tactical Emergency Medical Support (TEMS), wildland/urban interface fires, and hazardous material.
In addition, the Littleton Fire Prevention Division works to ensure that commercial structures in our community are following national fire codes and hazardous material regulations. This group conducts inspections and plan review. Bureau personnel also serve as investigators for fire scenes and follow-up on cases determined to be arson.
Insurance Services Organization (ISO), is an association of insurance companies that collects information and then rates 44,000 municipal fire departments and fire protection districts across the country. ISO rates departments based on water supply, training and equipment, staffing and the department's alarm and paging system. The departments are rated 1 to 10, with 1 being the best fire protection and 10 meaning the fire department does not meet ISO's minimum criteria. Littleton Fire Rescue enjoys a Class 2 rating.