Loveland Fire Rescue Authority
Fire Administration Division
410 East 5th Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Main Phone Line: (970) 962-2471
Fax: (970) 962-2922
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LFRA Mission Statement
Through commitment, compassion and courage, the mission of the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA) is to protect life and property.

Information About LFRA
The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority is a combination department which utilizes both career and volunteer firefighters. Our staff consists of approximately 90 career members (including both uniformed and civilian employees) and approximately 6 - 12 Reserve (volunteer) Firefighters. These department members operate under the leadership of a career Fire Chief. The department also receives valuable citizen input from the Fire & Rescue Advisory Commission.

The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority provides fire and rescue services in an area totaling approximately 190 square miles.  Our agency serves residents living within the City of Loveland, and residents living within the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District, for a combined population of approximately 87,500.

LFRA Response Area Map
The LFRA district boundaries are shown in the map that can be viewed by clicking on the link below.  The current fire station locations are also shown on the map, including the location of the new Fire Station 2, which opened in October, 2014.  To view the map, please click here.

ISO Ratings Information and Map
For information regarding ISO ratings and to view a map of the ISO ratings in the LFRA district, please click on the ISO Ratings page link in the left column, or click here.

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority has New Partnership with BidNet

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority has partnered with BidNet as part of the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System and will post their bid opportunities to this site. As a vendor, you can register with the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System to see all current bids and opportunities. To receive automatic notification of future bid opportunities that match your company's business, you can select automatic bid notification.
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority looks forward to providing you with more bid information and simplifying the entire bid, proposal, and quote processes for everyone involved. We appreciate your cooperation and welcome your participation. If you need help registering, please call the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System support department toll free 1-800-835-4603.  

2012 Strategic Plan
To view the full version (132 pages) of the 2012 edition of LFRA's Strategic Plan, please click here.
To view the Executive Summary (3 pages) of the LFRA 2012 Strategic Plan, please click here.

2015 Annual Report:
LFRA's 2015 Annual Report is now completed and available for viewing. In this report, you'll find information such as our organizational overview, 2015 call response statistics, budget information, achievements, strategic plan goals, and much more. 

Archive of previous Annual Reports
2014 Annual Report
2013 Annual Report
2012 Annual Report

A Message from the Chief 


Mark Miller
Fire Chief


Fire Chief Mark Miller started his fire service career with Loveland Fire and Rescue Department in October of 1979. He spent 25 years with the organization, working his way through the ranks to the position of Fire Chief. Chief Miller left Loveland in 2005 as a way of stepping outside his comfort zone to challenge himself personally as well as professionally, and accepted a position as Fire Chief with Hartford Fire Department in Hartford, Vermont. He spent nearly three years with Hartford and was fortunate to be involved in several unique opportunities including; travel to Macedonia as part of an emergency preparedness exchange mission; elected to serve as the Vermont Director of the New England Association of Fire Chiefs; and was appointed by the Governor to serve on the Vermont Statewide Interoperability group.

Missing his western roots, Chief Miller left Hartford in 2008 to accept a position as Fire Chief with Vail Fire and Emergency Services in Vail, CO. He spent nearly seven years in Vail enjoying the resort lifestyle as well as the challenges of living and working in the wild land urban interface. Chief Miller was afforded the rare opportunity to return to the department where he initially started his career, and accepted the position of Fire Chief with Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA) on November 10, 2014.

Chief Miller’s personal message: As Fire Chief of the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA), I consider it an honor and privilege to serve you and to lead an extraordinary group of professional firefighters and administrative personnel. LFRA is committed to delivering the best possible service to our community with promptness, professionalism, and compassion. In this way, we welcome you to LFRA’s webpage, and thank you for taking the time to browse and learn about our organization. This virtual experience offers information about the services we provide to the community, special programs, public information bulletins, and some of the people that make up the fire department for the citizens of the Loveland community. One of our goals is to make this web-site a clearing house for information about fire service issues, operations and training, emergency management, fire prevention, special events and other related news and information that may be useful to you.

We are continually seeking ways to enhance citizen services and firefighter safety within the framework of our service delivery model. It is our primary goal to be recognized by the community of Loveland and those in the fire service community as a model of excellence in providing fire protection and emergency services in the most cost-effective manner. If we can assist you or provide additional information for you related to any of the programs or areas listed on this web site, please contact us. Our goal to make this a safe and enjoyable place to visit and live. If you'd like to contact me directly, I can be reached at I love this community, this department and this profession, and I welcome your feedback and look forward to meeting you in person should you choose to stop in and say hello.

Meet LFRA's Public Safety Administrative Director

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Renee Wheeler
Public Safety
Administrative Director


Renee Wheeler joined Loveland Fire Rescue Authority as the Public Safety Administrative Director in 2012. In this capacity she is responsible for reporting; strategic, long-range financial planning; administers a $8.7 million budget; works to secure additional outside funding; supports volunteer benefits administration; supports the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority Board; serves as an administrative liaison to Greg White - the Administrator for the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District; and any other functions the Chief assigns. She is also assisting with a long range staffing study in the Police Department.

Renee holds a Masters of Business Administration from Colorado State University, is a Certified Government Finance Officer, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Houston-Clear Lake. She graduated from Roosevelt High School in Johnstown, Colorado in 1982.

Renee has transitioned from serving as the Assistant City Manager for the City of Loveland and has been with the City for 9 years. Budget and Finance have been the foundation of her professional experience for 25 years. Her career began working for a national accounting and auditing firm in Dallas where she was first exposed to municipal government, participating in a financial audit for the City of Irving, Texas. She was hooked! She worked on her own for a while doing contract work for some small Texas communities (Friendswood, North Richland Hills, Lewisville, and Southlake). She then became the Finance Officer for Southlake, Texas, and she was well on her way to a government career. Keller, Texas was the next Finance Officer assignment when she had a child and wanted to move home to Colorado. Greeley, Colorado graciously hired her as the Budget Officer where she worked for seven years. As Broomfield launched a new City and County organization she accepted a position as the Budget Officer, assisting with that transition. The charm of Northern Colorado called her back to Loveland, Colorado.

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority is proud and honored to have Renee Wheeler serving as a part of our team.  Her knowledge, skills and experience will help enable us to meet our mission objectives.  Renee can be reached at

Fire Station Tours
Fire station tours can be arranged for any of our station locations, and are "custom tailored" for the age group touring the station.  For children under the age of 10, we ask that there be one adult chaperone per four children.  To schedule a fire station tour, please call (970) 962-2537.  Please note, a minimum of two weeks advanced notice is requested for scheduling fire station tours.

Ride Along Program
The Loveland Fire Rescue Authority offers a Ride Along Program to encourage community awareness of the department's operations as well as allied professional cooperation and networking.  If you are wishing to participate in the ride along program you must complete the required application and release forms.  Please click here to access these forms.

Fire Station Community Room
Fire Station 2 and 6 has a community meeting room (20 seats) available for non-profit organizations by appointment only.  Two weeks minimum advanced notice is required for submitting your reservation request.  Before submitting your request click here  to review the Community Room Use Rules.  Please call (970) 962-2537 to submit your request for approval.

Fire and Life Safety Information
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority is committed to increasing community safety.  For information and resources about fire and life safety issues, please click here.

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Donated funds can be used for various purposes, such as the purchase and support of fire and life safety equipment and education materials, which are then distributed at no cost to members of our community.  Some of the common materials purchased and distributed with donation funds include: safety education brochures and handouts, smoke and carbon monoxide alarms (distributed to low income residents), as well as our award-winning Loveland Emergency Services Safety Lessons Activity Book and "junior firefighter" badge stickers for children.

If you would like to make a donation, please call us at (970) 962-2614, or send us an e-mail.  Checks should be made payable to: City of Loveland.  Your donations are appreciated and used locally.

Check us out on Facebook
LFRA launched it's Facebook page in September of 2012.  Be sure to "like" us so that you can keep up to date with what's happening with our agency.  To view our Facebook page, please click here.

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Fire Apparatus
To view photos of our department's fire and rescue response apparatus, click here.  (This is a large document, which may take a few moments to open.)

Need assistance with changing your smoke alarm and/or carbon monoxide alarm batteries?
Is your alarm "chirping" to let you know it's time to replace the battery?  Maybe you're not comfortable climbing a ladder?  If so, we'd be happy to help.  Just call our non-emergency dispatch line at (970) 667-2151 to request assistance.  We'll gladly send a crew to your home to assist at no charge.  For more information about smoke alarms, click here.

Car Seat Inspections
LFRA has a limited number of certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians who can assist with car seat-related questions and installations, by appointment only.  For more information, please click here.  To schedule an appointment, please call (970) 962-2537.

Fire Station Locations:
Fire Administration and Operations Divisions
410 East 5th Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 962-2471
Fax: (970) 962-2922

Community Safety Division/Fire Prevention and Emergency Management
410 East 5th Street
Loveland, CO 80537
Phone: (970) 962-2497
Fax: (970) 962-2912

Fire Station 1
410 East 5th Street

Fire Station 2

3070 West 29th Street

Fire Station 3

900 South Wilson Avenue

Fire Station 5

251 Knobcone Drive

Fire Station 6
4325 McWhinney Boulevard

To contact the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority by phone during office hours, please call our main number (970) 962-2497.  Otherwise, please call (970) 962-2471 for more options.  For all emergencies, please call 911.

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