Foothills Fire & Rescue is a 1997 consolidation of three fire districts that began in the 1960s:
- Lookout Mountain
- Mount Vernon Country Club.
The district has four firehouses to protect 25 square miles of varied terrain, from newer subdivisions with hydrants to heavily forested rural areas with domestic wells. Foothills is also responsible for responding to motor vehicle accidents on nine miles of I-70 and incidents in Denver’s 2,400-acre Genesee Park and 200-acre Lookout Mountain Park, as well as Jefferson County Open Space in Clear Creek Canyon
Foothills Fire & Rescue's response area interactive map: