About the Lafayette Fire Department
The Lafayette Fire Department (LFD) serves the community of Lafayette and neighboring Boulder County areas providing fire and emergency services through education, prevention, and mitigation with dedication, commitment, and compassion. The Fire Department’s continued vision is to keep moving the organization forward and provide the highest customer service to the community and surrounding service areas. LFD personnel are highly trained and motivated individuals who consistently seek ways to improve the system. Through education, training, seminars, and statistical data collection, we are continually analyzing how to best provide services to the citizens of Lafayette and our neighboring cities and towns.
The Lafayette Fire Department provides ALS EMS response and fire/rescue services from two fire stations. There are 36-line staff on each shift, including two lieutenants and a battalion chief. Annually the department responds to approximately 3,500 calls for service and works closely with neighboring agencies. The department participates in county-wide hazardous materials, wildland, and technical rescue programs. Firefighters work a 48/96 schedule and are compensated under a collective bargaining agreement.
Highlights of working for the City of Lafayette Fire Department:
- City Benefits - The City provides a comprehensive and generous benefits package, including 100% paid medical and life insurance; vision and dental plans; paid vacation and sick leave; additional City-paid defined contribution retirement plan through ICMA-RC (1.2% of employee's regular earnings, 10.2% overtime earnings).
- FPPA Pension Benefits - Participation in the Fire and Police Pension Association of Colorado Statewide Defined Benefit Plan (12% employee, 9% City).
- Tuition Reimbursement Program
- Peer Support
- Health and Wellness Programs
- Mutual Auto Aid Program
- Longevity Pay
- Regional Automatic Aid Program
Total Service Incidents 2022 - 3,922
About the City of Lafayette
The City of Lafayette was recently named one of the 50 best places to live in the US, the 8th best city in Colorado, the 47th best place to live in America, and the 19th safest City in Colorado.
The City is situated along U.S. Highway 287 just east of Boulder. Lafayette encompasses 9.54 square miles and has a population of approximately 29,000. Lafayette is known for its excellent quality of life, beautiful scenery, and a thriving community. It’s surrounded by breathtaking natural beauty, with the Rocky Mountains to the west and open prairies to the east, and is ripe for recreation and home to the award-winning Bob L. Burger Recreation Center. Culture is rich in Lafayette and is celebrated through various museums, events, art galleries, and historical landmarks. Lafayette is a friendly and welcoming community that offers residents a strong sense of belonging. The City has many community events, including Art Night Out, summer concerts, farmer’s markets, and plenty of opportunities for residents. Lafayette is also home to many high-quality pre-k to high schools and several options for higher education, like the historic University of Colorado Boulder. This town is committed to sustainability and has implemented several initiatives to reduce its environmental impact, with a comprehensive recycling program, promotes renewable energy and encourages sustainable transportation options.