The La Veta Fire Protection District proudly protects an area of 210 square miles. This volunteer fire department has served the Cuchara Valley in Huerfano County since 1949. The new Station #1 is just off of Main Street in La Veta.

Station 1

Station #2 in Cuchara was built in the mid-'80s. Each station houses an ambulance, brush truck, engine, squad and tender.

Station 2

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Like most other departments, many of the calls within our district are medical-related. But we also respond to a significant number of structure and wildland fire calls as well as mutual aid for neighboring fire departments in Walsenburg, Gardner and adjacent counties.

We provide basic life support emergency medical services including Advanced Life Support transport.


Chief - David DeTray   (Contact)
Assistant Chief
- Dave Mower
Captains - Travis McConnell
Lieutenants - Troy Musgrave
                    Mark Loveall
Mark Brunner

Mike Burns
Sue Pezze
Chris Hudson
Jake Thomsen
Stephen Ames
John Hudson
Paul Branson
Robert Ryland
David Steffan
Eric Guadagnoli
Lisa Lockamy
Jim Littlefield
Alice Burns
Eddie Ray
Jim Berg
Jim Alt
Susan Alt
Mike Zanolini
Mark Worgan
Serek Sokolowski
Chandler VanLue


Lee Adams
Maurice Heikes

Mike Fleener
Kim DeTray

Junior Firefighters

Grace Ames