• Open Burning In La Plata County, burn permits are required for any open burning that is not agricultural or recreational. Fort Lewis Mesa Fire normally issues burn permits Monday -Thursday from 12:30-4:30 by calling 970-238-0115. Alternatively, FLMFPD has an on-line application for a permit that can be filled out at any time for processing during the work week.  Once you have been issued a permit and are intending to burn, you must call in to Durango Non-Emergency Dispatch (970-385-2900) to notify them that you are burning. Recreational Fires: A camp fire that is smaller than 3’x3’ and is contained is considered a recreational fire. Agricultural Fires: To be considered agricultural, the burning ...
    Posted Aug 16, 2017, 9:20 AM by Office Admin
  • FLMFPD Mourns Loss of Pam Ramsey On May 9, 2016, Pam Ramsey, long time member of the fire department family, passed away at her home. Pam was an early member of the department, one of the local “dispatchers”, a member of the “Day Shift”, and involved in the Auxiliary. Married to long-time volunteer firefighter/EMT Doug, Pam held down the fort at home while also supporting the department in many different ways. We extend our sympathy to her family which includes her husband Doug, daughter Cassie, and son Travis, all of who are  members of the Fort Lewis Mesa fire department family. Durango Herald obituary here.    The Day Shift - Pam is third from left.
    Posted May 16, 2016, 6:31 AM by Office Admin
  • A/C Vogel Mentors Big Picture Student Once again, Assistant Chief Garrett Vogel mentored Big Picture High School student Ty Thorshiem on aspects of fire department operations. This is Garrett's and Ty's second year in the program which built on the fundamentals that were studied in 2014/2015. Ty has career aspirations to become a firefighter. Students at Durango Big Picture High School spend two days a week in the community learning through internships. Students learn in a real-world setting from a mentor who shares their passion
    Posted May 13, 2016, 7:52 PM by Office Admin
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