Summit Fire breaks ground on long-awaited fire station in Silverthorne 

Summit Fire & EMS is breaking ground today on a long-awaited fire station in north Silverthorne.  

The new fire station comes with space for two fire engines, six round-the-clock firefighters, a gym, a kitchen and a fire tower.  

Contractor Hyder Construction is building the station on a plot of town property near the northern entrance to the Three Peaks neighborhood.  

Officials say it could be done as soon as late 2024 or early 2025. 

For years, residents in Three Peaks, Willowbrook and other north Silverthorne neighborhoods have been pleading for a fire station, protecting one of Summit’s fastest-growing areas.  

Since last year, the fire department has kept a fire engine temporarily stationed at a storage facility in Silverthorne, north of I-70, to skirt past backups at Exit 205. 

Today’s groundbreaking is at 1:30 p.m. Officials with the fire department, town and Summit County will be there.