Little Elm Fire Department

Firefighters in the smoke

Founded, circa 1960, as the all volunteer department known as the Denton County Rural Fire Prevention District No. 1, today’s Little Elm Fire Department (LEFD) is a completely career organization with over 64 full-time employees and three fire stations.

LEFD covers approximately 66 miles of shoreline along Lewisville Lake and 19 square miles of land and water within the Town’s incorporated limits. LEFD operational services are also provided to the Town of Lakewood Village, Frisco Hills and Frisco Ranch water districts, and areas of Denton County including Hilltown, Rocky Point and areas in between.

To ensure efficiency of service, the Little Elm Fire Department consist of 3 major functional areas: Administration, Operations Division, and the Fire Prevention Bureau.

Mission and Values

The Little Elm Fire Department exist in order to provide service excellence through outstanding pre-hospital care, fire suppression, fire prevention, and superior customer service to the residents and patrons of Little Elm.  Our mission is accomplished through the Town’s Core Values of integrity, customer service, efficiency, and innovation.  We know as we continue tying our values to our mission that will be a premiere emergency services provider and will imprint our legacy on the fire service and in the community.  

Commitment to Excellence

Our commitment to excellence is evident through the fruition of strategic planning that has realized the construction of purposefully located fire stations, quality resources, and highly skilled personnel of the Fire Department.  In 2016, Little Elm earned the prestigious Public Protection ISO Class One designation through the efforts of the Little Elm Fire Department, Little Elm Water Department and our contracted dispatch services through the Denton County Sheriff's Department.