Dinosaur Fire Operations are based around two Type 6 Wildland Fire Engines. The engine type is based on the size of truck and capacity of the water tank it carries. To assist in spotting wildfires, the Monument also has two seasonal fire lookouts; one located on Roundtop Mountain at an elevation of 8,575 feet and the other located at Zenobia Peak at 9,000 feet elevation.
The Fire Program staffs each engine with three to four crewmembers. During times of high fire danger or activity, the Fire Management Office can request more fire resources from other parts of the country. Dinosaur Fire Management also sends firefighters to other parts of the country when ordered and available.
Did You Know?
A population of peregrine falcons has been established at Dinosaur National Monument. The park's rugged canyons make ideal habitat for the once endangered raptor. Fossils show that dinosaurs evolved into birds--and so still live in modified form at Dinosaur.