About The Department

The Lower Valley Fire Protection District and the town of Fruita organized a fire district in 1973. The district split from the town and in 1980 became its own separate district. Both volunteer and paid positions make up the district and provide fire protection as well as emergency medical services. A Board of Directors consisting of five elected members governs the district.

Located approximately 10 miles northwest of Grand Junction, the City of Fruita features some of the most varied outdoor recreation opportunities in the state of Colorado. If you’re a resident, you probably know that in addition to all the tourism and recreational opportunities here, Fruita is a great place to live and raise a family. The small-town feel, combined with larger-town amenities, make Fruita unique

Population of the district ranges between 18,500 and 25,000 persons. Within a 5 mile radius of Station one, the district serves 12,881 people in an area that is slightly under 7 square miles. Coverage of the district amounts to approximately 400 square miles of fire and EMS services. In addition, Lower Valley Fire District provides the fire protection and medical services to Country Jam and Rock Jam, along with various stand by’s contracts for certain events.

We operate out of two fire stations, Station 31 is staffed full time and station 32 is our satellite station.  Station 31 is located in Fruita and houses 4 Ambulances, 2 Engines, 2 Brush trucks, 1 Water Tender, 1 Ladder, 1 River Boat and 2 ATV’s. Station 32 is five miles to the west in Loma and houses 1 Water Tender, 1 Rescue, and our Antique truck.