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Lands End Fire Protection District

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Lands End Fire Protection District is located in the eastern part of Mesa County Colorado. We service 195 square miles of varying terrain including ranches, homes, businesses and mountain and desert wilderness areas. We have a dramatic altitude change from 4500 feet to 10,000 feet. With such versatile landscape, the Lands End coverage area is a prime recreation spot.

Volunteers to the department enjoy working and training together, building strong relationships and serving the community in which they live. Thank you for visiting our website and please come join our team.

Lands End Fire Department is located in the very southeastern part of Mesa County. The District is 195 square miles (125,289 acres) of varying terrain and encompasses a vast area of different landscapes, people and resources. The District roves over the hills and valleys of Whitewater proper, stretches and winds up the magnificent backside of the Grand Mesa via Lands End Road, meanders up Highway 141 towards Gateway, and winds through the Escalante Canyon following the Gunnison River. The District has dramatic altitude changes from 4,500 feet to 10,000 feet at the top of the Grand Mesa. With such versatile landscape, the Lands End coverage area is a prime recreation spot.

The people of the area served by LEFPD are just as varied. We have old ranching families that have homesteaded on ranches here as well as many young families just starting out on small acreages. While our population is only approximately 2209 residents we have a large influx of people enjoying the recreational areas of this district. They come for horseback riding, four-wheeling, water rafting, cycling of all types, hiking and jeeping, as well as hunting.

There are two major highways running through our district, Hwy 50 and Hwy 141, along with the major waterway, the Gunnison River,keeping our volunteers busy with emergency calls for assistance from people traveling through and enjoying our area.

We provide fire and emergency medical services to the area with an ISO rating of 9/10.

We currently have eight emergency response apparatuses. They are: a BLS/ALS capable ambulance, a rescue truck (capable of everything from rope rescue to vehicle extrication), a brush truck (outfitted with a compressed air foam system), a 2,000 gallon water tender (for transporting water for fire suppression), a fire engine, UTV vehicle and a command vehicle.

Fire Rating Information 

ISO Fire Rating - Lands End Fire is ISO 9/10