Little Elm Fire Department

Firefighters in the smoke

Founded in 1960, as the all-volunteer department as the Denton County Rural Fire Prevention District No. 1, the Little Elm Fire Department (LEFD) is an entirely career organization with over 64 full-time employees and three fire stations.

The LEFD covers approximately 66 miles of shoreline along Lewisville Lake and 19 square miles of land and water within the Town’s incorporated limits. The Little Elm Fire Department also provides operational services to the Town of Lakewood Village, the 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 is made up of three major functional areas: Administration, Operations Division, and the Fire Prevention Bureau.

Mission and Values

The mission of the Little Elm Fire Department is 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 shown through our dedication to strategic planning and commitment to growth and expansion of resources and personnel. In 2016, the Town of Little Elm earned the prestigious Public Protection ISO (Insurance Services Office) 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.