Log Hill Volunteer Fire Department





Welcome to the home of the Log Hill Volunteer Fire Department

Log Hill Mesa, Ouray County, Colorado




Current Fire Restrictions:

There are currently no county-wide fire restrictions in Ouray County.

(Check with your Home Owner's Association to verify burning restrictions in your subdivision. Please call the Montrose Regional Dispatch Center at 252-4020 and inform the Dispatch Center of any controlled burns or fires you plan to have on your property.)


Community Chipping Program Deadline is
October 7, 2018.

Just a reminder that the deadline for the Community Chipping Program for Log Hill Mesa is October 7. Please see the guidelines below for the number, size and locations for piles. Also, please try to use the full pile size. The contract is paid on a per pile fee. If you make 5 small piles that would all fit into the 5' x 5' x 7' limit for one pile, it costs the West Region Wildfire Council more money to provide this program. And, once again, thanks to the West Region Wildfire Council and Ouray County for bringing this program to our area.  Information on the program can be found at http://www.cowildfire.org/chipping/  You can also find information on the WRWC cost share program which gives financial and technical assistance to residents to create defensible space around their homes at http://www.cowildfire.org/cost-share/


Log Hill Mesa Renews Firewise Community Status
for 2018.

Log Hill Mesa has renewed its Firewise Community USA status for 2018.  This status recognizes the work of residents in the Log Hill Mesa Fire Protection District.  Residents have put in over $38,000 worth of in kind effort through educational activities, mitigation work and preparation for the upcoming Community Chipping Program sponsored by the West Region Wildfire Council.


Millions of Home Fire Extinguishers Recalled

Kidde has recalled almost 38 million home fire extinguishers.  The recall is for plastic handle fire extinguishers.  It takes about 5 minutes to request a replacement fire extinguisher from Kidde. Just call 1-855-271-0773. They ask for name, address, Model and Serial number and color of the extinguisher. You will receive a replacement in about 2 weeks.


Log Hill Fire Improves Public Protection

Classification Rating

On October 24, 2016, the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) announced that Log Hill Fire has improved its Public Protection Classification (PPC) Rating to 4/4Y which will be effective February 1, 2017.  PPC reflects the department’s ability to respond in the event of a structure fire. 

The department receives a split classification because a large portion of the rating is based on water supplies available to fight a structure fire.  The southern portion of the district which is served by Dallas Creek Water Company is rated a PPC 4.  The northern part of the district is served by Tri-County water is rated a PPC 4Y indicating less available water and fewer fire hydrants.

Log Hill Fire has steadily improved its PPC over the last three ISO inspections.  A 1999 inspection resulted in a PPC rating of 6/9.  In 2011, the PPC rating was raised to 5/8B after a follow-up inspection by ISO.  “We are pleased by the results of the latest ISO survey,” said Fire Chief John Rogers.  “The improved rating indicates our training program, pump and hose testing programs and our public education outreach program are having a positive impact on our service to the community.”

Many insurance companies use the PPC rating of a fire department to help determine the cost of fire insurance.  There are many factors which impact the cost of fire insurance, but an improved PPC rating may reduce the overall cost or reduce the rate at which prices for insurance increase.



2017 Chief’s Award

Station Captain Jeff Katz received the 2017 Chief's Award for his extended fine service as a firefighter and Station Captain for the past 10 years with Log Hill Fire.



For more information on becoming a volunteer firefighter please see our Recruiting Brochure.



Log Hill Mesa Fire Protection District 2018 Proposed Budget