City of Manitou Springs
Fire Department

620 Manitou Avenue
Manitou Springs, CO 80829
Business: (719) 685-1444
Emergency: 911

Front of the station at night

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The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department has two facets to it. One is the business end, which includes obvious things like firefighting, EMS, and rescue.  The other is the social end, which includes the not-so-obvious, like community outreach and fundraising.

MSVFD Constitution and By-Laws (pdf)


Fire and Rescue
Engine 1 is the primary response pumper on all structure fire calls, except those in areas of limited access. Engine 1 will respond to the scene and do an initial size-up. Engine 2 will stage at the most appropriate hydrant, and prepare to supply water to Engine 1, if deemed necessary. In areas of limited access, the roles of Engines 1 and 2 are reversed. Read more...


Community Involvement
The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department is very involved with our community. During the course of any of our monthly business meetings, a motion might be made to purchase soccer uniforms for the high schools girls soccer team, warm-ups for the boys basketball team, a new scoreboard for the Manitou Mustangs football team,or to make a donation for newer and safer park equipment. Read more...


Station & Equipment
The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department station that is currently occupied was built in 1965. Originally it was 35 feet by 44 feet and housed two trucks. An addition was built in 1985 and 1986 that expanded the size to 70 feet by 44 feet. It is now home to 2 class A pumpers, one brush truck and two antiques.  Read more...


Our History
On December 18, 1879 Manitou Springs organized a fire company, Manitou Fire Company No 1, with Daniel Stevens as Foreman and Dr. Isaac Davis as First Assistant Foreman, and the company minutes began on that date. Read more...