Wildland Team

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Effective January 1, 2019, fire and emergency services in the City of Littleton will be handled by South Metro Fire Rescue

For EMS transport and billing questions for service dates prior to January 1, 2019, contact the Littleton Finance Department at 303-795-3776 or finhm@littletongov.org

Wildland Fire Team

Littleton Fire Rescue has a special wildland firefighting team whose member qualifications, training and experience exceeds the department's general level of training and experience.

Littleton Wildland team at the front line

Station 18 is the Wildland Team station. The roster currently consists of 35 suppression personnel who volunteer beyond their normal job description to excel in this skill set. Some bring previous wildland and urban interface firefighting experience from throughout the western United States.

Helitcopter can be seen through the hazy smokeThe main purpose of the team is to provide an increased level of effectiveness and safety to the overall wildland fire incident occurring within jurisdiction or during aid requests to neighboring fire agencies. Sharing their increased knowledge with the remaining department personnel is another team function.

Team members also deploy nationally to aid in fighting large wildfires, which has proven to be the most significant method of gaining experience and increasing qualifications. Since the year 2000, members have deployed to many assignments.

Wildland fire team uses hand tools to combat fire

Members train together every few weeks throughout the year, partake in prescribed fire exercises and attend numerous hours of classroom curriculum in order to meet or exceed training standards set by the National Wildfire Coordinating Group.

As evidenced by this team, Littleton Fire Rescue is committed to providing the highest level of municipal wildfire protection to its citizens.