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The Green Mountain Falls/Chipita Park Volunteer Fire Department responds to fire emergencies within a 12 square mile area that includes Green Mountain Falls, Chipita Park, and unincorporated El Paso county. A portion of our district is located in Teller county.

There are four pieces of fire apparatus available for structure fire and Haz-Mat calls.

  • 810 is a 1996 Smeal 1,250 GPM pumper that carries a full complement of firefighting equipment including hose, fans, ladders, tools, SCBA's, a thermal imaging camera, and haz-mat spill containment.
  • 811 is a 2007 Crimson 1,000 GPM pumper that carries a full complement of firefighting equipment including hose, fans, ladders, tools, SCBA's, a thermal imaging camera, and haz-mat spill containment.
  • 862 is a 1997 GMC 1,500 gallon tender with a 3,000 gallon port-a-tank used for drafting operations in areas where there are no fire hydrants. 862 is also available to neighboring departments for mutual aid drafting operations.
  • 825 is a 2002 Kenworth 1,000 gallon tactical tender that can be used as a water tender or a wildland brush truck.
  • 840 is a 2012 Dodge 5500 brush truck that carries 300 gallons of water and can be used for quick attacks in the winter time on our narrow, steep roads.

Our volunteers train extensively to maintain a high level of competency at drafting and port-a-tank operations. We also rely on our neighbors at Northeast Teller County Fire, Divide Fire, and Manitou Springs Fire to assist with "Water on Wheels" operations.

The department has one full time paid firefighter/EMT that is available Monday through Friday from 7:30 AM until 4:30 PM and is staffed by volunteers that respond to emergencies 24/7, 365. The department is dispatched by the Manitou Springs Police Department dispatch center. Automatic Mutual Aid is provided by the Cascade Volunteer Fire Department in the event of a wildland fire or structure fire. Cascade VFD also lends us a hand whenever needed.

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