The agencies which belong to the Teller County EMS Council are as follows:
Cripple Creek Dispatch
Cripple Creek FPD
Cripple Creek Mine Rescue
Flight for Life Colorado Springs
Four Mile FPD
Green Mountain Falls FPD
Lake George FPD
Manitou Springs Fire
Mountain Communities FPD
Mueller State Park
National Park Service, Florissant Fossil Beds NM
Northeast Teller County FPD
South West Teller County EMS
Southern Park County FPD
Teller County SO Dispatch
Teller County SO Tactical SWAT Team Medics
Ute Pass Regional Health Service District
Woodland Park Dispatch
Mission Statement: To prevent the devastating effects of fire and further threats to life safety within our community, while ensuring rapid, efficient and professional emergency response capabilities in the event they cannot be avoided.
The Divide Fire Protection District was formed as the Divide Volunteer Fire Department in 1949 when the Midland railroad stopped service. Prior to that time the railroad caused as well as extinguished most fires in the sparsely poplulated region. Today, the District encompasses 99 square miles. We provide service to approximately 2200 residents and respond to calls in Mueller State Park and a portion of the Pike National Forest.
DFPD has an average of 40 volunteers. Our equipment includes 2 urban/wildland interface engines, 2 tenders, 2 rescue trucks, 1 technical rescue/backcountry rescue truck, 2 type 6 brush trucks , a utility vehicle, 3 ATV/UTV vehicles for backcountry rescue and houses the Teller County Air & Lighting trailer.
Our capabilities include Structural and wildland firefighting, ALS/BLS medical response and Technical/Backcountry rescue.
Flight For Life Colorado provides emergent and non-emergent critical care transport of the sick and injured via helicopter, airplane, jet, or ambulance. Specialty services include neonatal rescusitation/management, S&R Lift Ticket program, the Avalanche deployment program, and our external avalanche beacon program.
Flight For Life Colorado
DJ Head, Outreach Coordinator – 720-321-3924
Communications Center – 720-321-3900 or (800) 332-3123
Business Office – 720-321-3911
Florissant FPD provides fire, rescue and EMS first response services to the residents and visitors to west central Teller County. The Fire District covers 66 square miles of rural Colorado mountain communities, National Forest and the Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument. Florissant FPD responds to an average of 300-325 calls for service annually, these calls include medical response, wildland fire, structure fire, motor vehicle crashes, ice rescue and a myriad of other public service calls. The District currently operates out of three stations, utilizing four wheel drive engines, water tenders, rescue trucks and a UTV for back country rescue calls.
The volunteers and two employees of the District provide over 1000 hours of annual training and volunteer time for events. The District operates with an average of 10-15 volunteers to provide emergency response, fundraisers, and other services to the community.
In September 1956, the Green Mountain Falls/Chipita Park Fire Protection district was established. An old weapons carrier purchased from the town became the first fire truck. Emergency phone calls were received by a dedicated group of women who would blow a siren mounted on the roof of town hall to summon firefighters to a call.
At present the department has 2 Fire stations to cover the district, approximately 12 square miles with 2,800 residents. Station One in Green Mountain Falls and Station Two in Chipita Park. Since the 1970’s the department has had a paid employee on duty 730am to 430pm Monday through Friday. The department is dispatched through the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.
The department responds to EMS, structure fire, wildland fire, and Hazmat incidents.
Green Mountain Falls/Chipita Park Fire Department
10380 Ute Pass Avenue
Green Mountain Falls, Colorado 80819
1400 E. Boulder St
Colorado Springs, CO 80909
Memorial Star Emergency Medical Transport
Mountain Communities Fire Department provide fire and emergency medical services to northern Teller County and southwest Douglas County in the beautiful state of Colorado, including the communities of Westcreek, Trout Creek, Turkey Rock, Lost Valley and Lutheran Valley Ranch.
The Fire Protection District straddles Highway 67 between Deckers and Woodland Park. Our eastern border follows the valley west of the Rampart Range, and our western border runs along the Park County line. We respond on average to 120 calls per year, and EMS usually accounts for well over 70% of our calls. We officially cover 99 square miles, but respond frequently to an additional 100 square miles of “no-man’s land” within Pike National Forest. We work within the South Platte, South Park, and Pike Ranger Districts, with terrain between 7500 and 10000 feet in altitude leading to many backcountry mountain rescues.
Rainbow Falls Park is in the eastern part of our district, and a majority of our EMS rescues for ATV, UTV, and dirt bike accidents are in that area. We are honored to provide stand-by medical services to the historic Ice Races held in this area every winter. The hairpin turns of Highway 67 keep us busy with plenty of automotive and motorcycle accidents. We are within the eastern border of the 2002 Hayman Fire burn area, and helped saved hundreds of homes during that 138,000 acre inferno.
Our primary station is in Westcreek, and we have stations in Turkey Rock and Lutheran Valley Ranch.
MCFPD is a proud member of the Teller County Task Force and the Teller County EMS Council.
Mountain Communities FPD
PO Box 7278 Woodland Park, CO 80863
Phone: (303) 647-2361 • Fax: (303) 647-2361
The Northeast Teller County Fire District is a professional emergency services agency committed to the prevention, mitigation and recovery of natural and human caused events throughout our 82 square mile district. As a full-time career organization headquartered in Woodland Park, Colorado we stand at the ready to respond to our communities fire, medical and rescue needs 24 hours a day, every day. In addition to stabilizing emergency events, we are also committed to advanced training, district familiarization, pre-incident planning, and community risk reduction.
For more information or to schedule a station tour please contact us at: (719) 687-1866.
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NE Teller County Fire Protection District
1010 Evergreen Height Drive
Woodland Park, Colorado 80863
Southwest Teller County EMS (SWTC EMS) is a division of the Southern Teller County Health Services District (formerly the Southwest Teller County Hospital District). The District was established in 1972 to construct a clinic/nursing center. At the time it was formed, the Service Plan provided for ambulance transport however it wasn’t until 1992 that ambulance transport was actually added. The nursing center still exists as Cripple Creek Care Center (CCCC). The management and funds are kept separate from CCCC and a portion of the tax money received by the District goes directly to EMS as was approved by voters in 2010.
The primary response area of SWTC EMS is the southern half of Teller County including the cities of Cripple Creek and Victor, several ranches, small agricultural parcels and 25 unincorporated subdivisions which have provided an area of rapid population growth during the past 10 years. Cripple Creek has experienced a 90.9% increase in population since 1990. Victor and unincorporated Teller County has grown by 72.5% and 78% respectively.
The City of Cripple Creek currently has a base population of approximately 1,000 residents, but can have a daily influx of 10,000 visitors, many of them elderly. Victor is a small community of 700 full time residents. SWTC EMS also responds to portions of western El Paso, eastern Park and northern Fremont counties as ALS mutual aid to the local volunteer BLS services. The elevation of the district ranges from 9,000 to 14,000 feet above sea level. This vast area is home to many retired residents and a popular destination for recreational visitors, not only from out of state but from the Front Range cities as well. This rugged, mountainous terrain and high altitude increases the risk for severe weather at all times of the year and is a major factor in the emergency response and transport.
Southern Teller County Health Services District
Candy Shoemaker, BS, NRP
EMS Director, Southern Teller County Health Services District
Southwest Teller County Emergency Medical Services
P.O. Box 826
Cripple Creek, CO 80813
Phone: 719-689-0240 ext. 2
Cell Phone: 719-494-4836
Southern Teller County Board of Directors
Chairman: James Vance
Vice Chairman: Bill McPherson
Treasure: Brenda Vance
Board Member: Doug Ebert
Board Member: Doug Schoenberger
Teller County Search and Rescue (TCSAR) is an all-volunteer, not-for-profit, urban, wilderness and mountain search and rescue team based in Teller County, Colorado. The team operates under the jurisdiction of the Teller County Sheriff’s Office.
TCSAR is comprised of over 25 volunteers, devoted to ensuring that the public enjoys their time spent in our County. Members are trained in search, rescue, disaster aid, emergency medicine and wilderness education. Team members get called upon regularly to speak at local functions on various aspects relating to wilderness education.
Teller County Search and Rescue
PO Box 177
Woodland Park, CO 80866
Ute Pass Regional Health Service District covers over 539 square miles that includes parts of Douglas, Teller, and Park counties. It consists of both semi-Urban and rural areas and serves over 19,000 residents. Our District coordinates with 5 fire agencies, to include Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District, Divide Fire Protection District, Mountain Communities Fire Protection District, Florissant Fire Protection District, Lake George Fire Protection District, and have mutual aid agreements with Green Mountain Fire Protection District and Guffey Fire Protection Department. We employ fulltime paramedics and EMTs, as well as part-time paramedics and EMTs. Our 3 shifts work 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. UPRAD is sustained by a 3.99 mill levy, patient and insurance billing, and grants.
Ute Pass Regional Health Service District
Please visit http://uprhsd.org
PO Box 149
Woodland Park, CO 80866