Protecting residents living in the mountain rural foothills and mountain areas of west Boulder County Colorado as well as visitors for the last 30 years, Lefthand Fire Protection District is 52 square miles of rugged ridges, canyons and plains. Five subdivisions and several mountain neighborhoods make up this unique urban interface environment. There is also a significant part of our district that is used by many who recreate by a variety of modes. We are a volunteer fire department of about 30 strong providing service to approximately 2000 residents.

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Lefthand Fire District wins $325,715 grant

The Lefthand Fire Protection District has been awarded a $325,715 federal grant to help pay for buying a new Class 1 firefighting vehicle, U.S Sen. Michael Bennet announced on Wednesday.

Lake of the Pines, Boulder County's First Firewise Community

The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) has recognized Lake of the Pines as Boulder County's first Firewise Community. A foothills subdivision of 80 homes located just north of Lefthand Canyon and west of US36, Lake of the Pines lies in a moderate to high risk wildland urban interface.

Colorado Fire Relief supports Lefthand Fire Protection District

Lefthand Fire Protection District received a Grant from the Colorado Fire Relief Fund of $15,000 in support of replenishing diminished supplies due to participation in fighting fires across the state. The Colorado Fire Relief Fund was started by Governor John Hickenlooper to help those affected by the extreme fire season across the state in 2012.

Colorado Floods

To see how Lefthand Fire Protection District was impacted by the recent floods, please watch this video.