The "Littleton Fire Rescue" name was officially retired Tuesday when the department merged with South Metro Fire Rescue.

This merger comes about 10 years after a similar merger, where Parker Fire merged with South Metro in 2008 and Cunningham Fire at the beginning of this year.

South Metro told 9NEWS all the firefighters will keep their jobs.

The only changes the community will notice are four firefighters in each truck instead of three, faster response, more resources and of course a different label.

The Littleton Fire Rescue has an impressive history that dates back to 1890 when it all started with a group of volunteers.

Littleton Fire quickly became a very professional and innovative fire department. Eric Hurst, the spokesperson with South Metro said Littleton Fire was one of the first in the state to use paramedics, first to use a 5-inch diameter hose and one of the first to use the technology that turns traffic lights green for fire trucks.

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