Manitou Springs Fire Department

Manitou Springs Fire Department Neighbors Serving Neighbors since 1879
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Applications are now open for new volunteers! View details and membership requirements. Applications close on February 1...
01/13/2021
Join — MSVFD

Applications are now open for new volunteers! View details and membership requirements. Applications close on February 1, 2021.

The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department is built on the motto “neighbors serving neighbors since 1879,” and being a member is an invaluable way to contribute to your community, as well as having the genuine personal satisfaction that you get when helping others in need. MSVFD provides str...

Merry Christmas Eve from Manitou Springs Fire Department.
12/25/2020

Merry Christmas Eve from Manitou Springs Fire Department.

Come say hi to Santa on Christmas Eve at Memorial Park here in Manitou! This year will be a little different than our no...
12/21/2020

Come say hi to Santa on Christmas Eve at Memorial Park here in Manitou! This year will be a little different than our normal Santa at the town clock event, but Santa still wants to make sure he gets to see everyone this year in a safe way.

Beginning at 6pm on Christmas Eve, we will have a drive through visit event on El Paso Blvd in front of Memorial Park. Our firefighters will be present with goodie bags from Santa, and Santa will be giving out socially distanced Christmas greetings from his special chair. We look forward to seeing you all!

Want to support MSVFD with just a simple email? Send an email to emeraldfieldsvote@pikespeakbulletin.com and say “I vote...
11/24/2020

Want to support MSVFD with just a simple email? Send an email to [email protected] and say “I vote in support of Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department”, and we could be the winner of Emerald Field’s $1,500 quarterly community giveaway.

11/19/2020

If you're seeing smoke in the area, Colorado Springs Fire Department is working the #bearcreekfire near Bear Creek Park. Please avoid unnecessary calls to 911 for this fire.

Fire restrictions for Manitou Springs reduced to Stage 1.While Colorado and other western states are still experiencing ...
11/03/2020
Press Release: Stage 1 Fire Restrictions — MSVFD

Fire restrictions for Manitou Springs reduced to Stage 1.

While Colorado and other western states are still experiencing wildland fires, seasonal changes and recent snowfall have improved resource availability around the region as most locally deployed fire personnel and apparatus have returned home. Additionally, vegetation is slowly becoming dormant and relative humidity is somewhat higher, making risk of large fires somewhat less. Unfortunately, local long-range weather forecasts do not include much moisture. Predictions indicate brief periods of moisture followed by long periods of dry weather with higher than normal temperatures. Because of this it is important to remember that the potential for wildfires still exist.

While Colorado and other western states are still experiencing wildland fires, seasonal changes and recent snowfall have improved resource availability around the region as most locally deployed fire personnel and apparatus have returned home. Additionally, vegetation is slowly becoming dormant and

City of Manitou Springs Government
10/27/2020

City of Manitou Springs Government

Our Public Works department is performing an emergency water main repair in the Midland and Ruxton Area. The break appears to be on a large water main, and the volume of water coming out is substantial. This will result in a water disruption in the nearby areas and fire crews inspecting nearby structures.

More updates will come once more information is available. Thank you for your understanding!

Good news for Manitou... the #InclineFire is 100% contained!
10/12/2020
Incline Fire 100 percent contained

Good news for Manitou... the #InclineFire is 100% contained!

The Incline Fire, which sparked on Thursday afternoon, is 100% contained as of Sunday evening. The fire is estimated to be around one acre in size, and is not believed to have burned the actual Barr Trail.

Please be aware that the Incline and Barr Trail continue to be closed for the #InclineFire. Follow local news for incide...
10/09/2020
Day 2: “Really good progress” on Incline Fire near Barr Trail in Manitou Springs

Please be aware that the Incline and Barr Trail continue to be closed for the #InclineFire. Follow local news for incident briefings on the progress of the incident.

MANITOU SPRINGS, Colo. — Crews have made “really good progress” fighting the Incline Fire burning along Barr Trail in Manitou Springs, fire managers said Friday afternoon. The Inc…

09/08/2020

Yesterday, MSFD deployed Type 1 Engine 1011 with a crew of 4 as part of a strike team to the #cameronpeakfire for night operations and structure protection.

Heavy smoke from California wildfires has reached Manitou. Please avoid calling 911 for smoke unless you see flames or a...
09/07/2020

Heavy smoke from California wildfires has reached Manitou. Please avoid calling 911 for smoke unless you see flames or a column of smoke.

08/28/2020

Please share: Manitou Springs Fire Department Does Not Solicit Donations

It has come to our attention that there is a gentleman who is posing as a member of the Manitou Springs Fire Department, dressed in casual attire, canvassing our residential areas, and asking for donations. This person is not with the Manitou Springs Fire Department. Please note that we do not solicit from door-to-door, nor over the phone.

If you would like to donate to the Manitou Springs Fire Department, please do so by contacting us directly, or by attending one of our fundraising events. We appreciate your continued support. msvfd.com/donate

To protect the quality of life of our community, and due to the wildfires that many regions are experiencing, our Fire C...
08/15/2020

To protect the quality of life of our community, and due to the wildfires that many regions are experiencing, our Fire Chief has ordered Stage 2 Fire Restrictions. This results in an Open Burning Ban that prohibits the use of any outside fire, an Outdoor Smoking Ban, a Fireworks Ban, and a Dangerous Equipment Ban that prohibits the use of equipment that emits sparks and/or flames without a fire extinguisher readily available.

Thank you to the Manitou Springs residents for caring for one another.

Full details here: https://www.msvfd.com/news/2020/8/15/stage-2-fire-restrictions

If it emits sparks or leaves the ground, it is illegal in Manitou Springs.Fireworks are a standard during the 4th of Jul...
07/01/2020

If it emits sparks or leaves the ground, it is illegal in Manitou Springs.

Fireworks are a standard during the 4th of July, but during these very dry times, it is our community’s utmost responsibility to protect their neighbors. Given that we are under fire restrictions, fireworks pose a greater threat to our community. Celebrate the 4th of July, but please be safe and respectful.

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There’s currently smoke in the Manitou area due to wildland fires in Durango and Arizona. Please do not call 911 unless ...
06/17/2020

There’s currently smoke in the Manitou area due to wildland fires in Durango and Arizona. Please do not call 911 unless flames or a column of smoke is visible.

Smoke from fires in Arizona and Durango have reached our area. You can expect some haze and smoke smell for the next few...
06/16/2020

Smoke from fires in Arizona and Durango have reached our area. You can expect some haze and smoke smell for the next few days.

It may have been mostly online, but the 69th Annual MSVFD Awards Banquet was a great evening to recognize the work of ma...
05/24/2020

It may have been mostly online, but the 69th Annual MSVFD Awards Banquet was a great evening to recognize the work of many of our dedicated volunteers and staff, including Firefighter of the Year Amanda Malinaric!

We love a good howl, but pairing it with fireworks isn't a great idea. Not only is it illegal, but the local fire danger...
04/07/2020

We love a good howl, but pairing it with fireworks isn't a great idea. Not only is it illegal, but the local fire danger is high. Using fireworks puts your neighbors at risk and ties up emergency responders.

We know these are difficult times, but as first responders in the Pikes Peak Region, we are committed to serving you eve...
04/06/2020

We know these are difficult times, but as first responders in the Pikes Peak Region, we are committed to serving you every day, in every circumstance. We are stronger together. #StillServing #SupportTheSprings

The City of Manitou Springs has closed the Incline, due to COVID-19 concerns.
03/18/2020

The City of Manitou Springs has closed the Incline, due to COVID-19 concerns.

PRESS RELEASE 03/18/2020
Contact: (Alex Trefry)

Position: (Public Information Officer)

RE: (Closure of Incline and Shuttle to Incline)

MEDIA RELEASE

The City’s number one priority is to protect its community, visitors, and employees. The City of Manitou Springs will close access to the Incline and the Metro shuttle to the Incline until further notice.

To reduce the transmission of COVID-19, the City will close the Incline as there are not suitable sanitization options available to those who visit the Incline. Additionally, the first responders who address emergencies on the incline are put into a high risk situation.

Due to the closure of the Incline, the Metro shuttle that visits the Incline will also be closed until further notice.

The Incline is an attraction that averages 1,000 visitors a day, and due to the current state of emergency, the City of Manitou Springs has found it in the best interest of the public, to close the Incline and the shuttle to the Incline until further notice.

“While we were reluctant to close the incline, we had far more grave reservations regarding public health”

-Mayor John Graham

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Alex Trefry

Public Information Officer

719-306-2884

[email protected]

An Advisory Message from City of Manitou Springs Fire Department: • In an effort to protect you, the City of Manitou Spr...
03/15/2020

An Advisory Message from City of Manitou Springs Fire Department:

• In an effort to protect you, the City of Manitou Springs Fire Department wants to let you know that we have taken some steps to limit contact with first responders. Our goal is to provide you the latest information and manage expectations.

• The City of Manitou Springs Fire Department will not allow public visits.

• Please do not go directly to the Fire Station if you feel you need medical attention. In the event of a life or death emergency, you should call 911.

• If you have any health concerns, your first call should be to your primary care physician or a Telehealth service. Do not show up at a Fire Station and expect to be let inside with minor cold-type symptoms. Do not go directly to the Emergency Room for nonemergency conditions.

• UCHealth provides virtual health care and emergency virtual health services at https://www.uchealth.org/professionals/virtual-health/

• If you have questions on how to protect yourself or any non-clinical inquiries, you can call the CDPHE hotline (303-389-1687 or 1-877-462-2911) during normal business hours for answers in many languages including English, Spanish (Española, Mandarin (普通话), or the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) website https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019ncov/index.html

• As always, please remember to use your normal health and cleanliness precautions which you can find here:https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/downloads/workplace-school-andhome-guidance.pdf

• The resources of all area agencies and medical providers have been brought to bear to deal with this situation and we want you to know we are taking all necessary steps in order to protect our first responders and you and your family.

• Remember, if you have an emergency, call 911.

Manitou Springs firefighters visited every property parcel in the city and surveyed the wildfire risk rating from low to...
02/28/2020

Manitou Springs firefighters visited every property parcel in the city and surveyed the wildfire risk rating from low to extreme. Using this data, MSFD created a map that provides a risk rating by color for each property. It’s our hope that you will use this data to not only make efforts on your own property to become fire adaptive, but use the data to start dialog among neighbors and neighborhoods on ways to make our community safer.

View the map: http://www.manitouspringsgov.com/503/Site-Assessment---IntroductionRisk-Map

2019 was a wonderful year for the department with many opportunities that favored our ability to provide fantastic, prof...
01/29/2020

2019 was a wonderful year for the department with many opportunities that favored our ability to provide fantastic, professional service to our community. Here's some highlights from the past year, pulled from our annual report.

If you're looking for a way to give back to your community and learn new and challenging skills, consider joining MSVFD....
01/24/2020

If you're looking for a way to give back to your community and learn new and challenging skills, consider joining MSVFD. Applications are only open twice annually. Pick up an application at the fire station.

01/24/2020

If you're looking for a way to give back to your community and learn new and challenging skills, consider joining MSVFD. Applications are only open twice annually. Pick up an application at the fire station.

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas from our family to yours.

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. We had a great time hosting Santa at the Manitou Town Clock tonight.
12/25/2019

Merry Christmas to all, and to all a good night. We had a great time hosting Santa at the Manitou Town Clock tonight.

Barr Trail rescue completed today, with patient carry out assistance from @epcsar.
12/22/2019

Barr Trail rescue completed today, with patient carry out assistance from @epcsar.

As they say, “the cold never bothered me anyway.” Training on hydrants, even in a bit of ice and snow.
12/21/2019

As they say, “the cold never bothered me anyway.” Training on hydrants, even in a bit of ice and snow.

At approximately 0500 today, MSFD sent Engine 1010 and a crew to assist Green Mountain Falls/Chipita Park Fire Departmen...
12/16/2019
Home in Green Mountain Falls heavily damaged by fire

At approximately 0500 today, MSFD sent Engine 1010 and a crew to assist Green Mountain Falls/Chipita Park Fire Department for a fully involved structure fire.

Firefighters in Green Mountain Falls are investigating an early morning house fire that caused heavy damage to the structure.

Always a good time at the Christmas Parade in Manitou, particularly when Santa is riding your engine.
12/15/2019

Always a good time at the Christmas Parade in Manitou, particularly when Santa is riding your engine.

We were honored to be a part of the funeral and procession for fallen firefighter Ken Jones from Summit Fire & EMS today...
12/13/2019

We were honored to be a part of the funeral and procession for fallen firefighter Ken Jones from Summit Fire & EMS today. @ Morrison, Colorado

Today we were excited to host a class by James Johnson on building construction and the facts vs. myths surrounding many...
11/24/2019

Today we were excited to host a class by James Johnson on building construction and the facts vs. myths surrounding many new materials and types of construction.

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Just took this photo from the loop on Midland Bike Trail at the Adams Crossing Bike Loop. I do not know whose jurisdiction that might be, but there is illegal camping going on there CDOT land that is very visible from this public bike trail, also, please note the black area beside this tent- an untended campfire has all ready caused a uncontrolled fire back there. This is of major concern to our entire community with as dry as our area has been. This is a HUGE safety concern and a DANGEROUS situation. Who or what agency will be responsible for a fire safety here?.
If the station needs anything while you are all fighting the fire on Barr Trail.... please post so we can get supplies to the station.
A guest was asking about fireworks this year?
You are phenomenal. Thank you.
I am posting a cool picture & story about the Willie family on Old Pictures of Manitou Springs, wondering the chances of getting a picture of Jack, as Santa, and of Paul, as Santa to include with the story. Thanks so much.
You should put information about the turkey shoot on your website and Facebook events page. Information such as: Date, Time, Location, and cost. This will make it easier for people to attend.
This meal train is being organized for the Mitchell family (Larry MItchell) while his wife, Heather Mitchell, is undergoing significant, major back and spine reconstructive surgery which entails over 10 hours of lower lumbar surgery and insertion of 18 screws to make a cage around her spine. While it will take 12 months for Heather to recover fully she will also be completely bedridden for at least 2 weeks. We all know that Heather has devoted years of selfless volunteer service in our community with the Colorado Springs Down Syndrome Assn. while also providing care to her multiple family members with special needs. Please consider providing a meal to the Mitchell family during this especially challenging time in their journey. Thank you!
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Anyone know whats going on in the Canyon??
It's Thank You Thursday at The Mona Lisa. We'd love to treat you to our best specials. $30 3-Course Fondue $20 Cheese & Chocolate. Thank you for all you do for our community!