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.)


Mitigation assistance is available! 

The West Region Wildfire Council has opened the community assistance program for 2017. The program assists residents in performing mitigation and creating defensible space around their homes. This program will pay up to 75% of the cost to perform wildfire mitigation around homes. To get started, contact the West Region Wildfire Council and schedule a site visit. http://www.cowildfire.org/2017-cost-share-program/





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.




Log Hill Fire Receives Circle of Safety Award for 5th Year

Log Hill Fire has been recognized by Pinnacol Assurance for the fifth year in a row as a member of their Circle of Safety.  The Circle of Safety Award recognizes organizations throughout Colorado for their efforts to reduce Worker’s Compensation costs and provide a safe working environment.

Firefighters and board members were hosted to a catered dinner by the True Grit Café and representatives from Pinnacol presented the Award before fire training.



Fire Chief John Rogers Receives Chief’s Award

At the annual Firefighters Appreciation Dinner, Fire Chief John Rogers received the Log Hill Fire, Chief’s Award for his continued leadership over the past thirteen years.  Chief Rogers has been instrumental in an atmosphere of professionalism and safe operations since his tenure began in August 2003.  Chief Rogers has also spearheaded efforts to involve the community in preparing for the risk or a wildfire by conducting fire mitigation resulting in Log Hill Mesa being a nationally recognized Firewise Community since 2012.




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



Log Hill Mesa Fire Protection District 2018 Proposed Budget