Welcome to the Glenwood Springs Fire Department

Glenwood Springs Fire Department Est. 1885
The Glenwood Springs Fire Department is located in Glenwood Springs, Colorado. The city is located approximately 160 miles west of Denver and is known for its natural hot springs, a huge year round hot springs pool, skiing, and snowboarding. Nestled in the Rocky Mountains along the I-70 corridor on the beautiful Colorado River, Glenwood Springs is a rapidly growing resort community with a population of about 8,500 full time residents. The GSFD serves these 8,500 residents, as well as the 14,000 residents of the Fire District, and several thousand tourists and part-time residents annually within a 76-square mile area. GSFD currently consists of 21 career Firefighter/EMT's and Paramedics, the Fire Chief, Fire Marshal, and Administrative Assistant, and is supported by 18 part-time reserve staff and three volunteers. The GSFD operates out of 3 stations with 17 pieces of apparatus.

GSFD is responsible for emergency medical care as well as fire and rescue operations. The yearly call volume averages over 1600 calls with 61% consisting of medical calls.

The Glenwood Springs Fire Department is constantly working to further the goals of the Department to provide exceptional emergency services for the Fire District and City of Glenwood Springs.

Fire Restrictions

Please check the Garfield County Sheriff's website for the latest information on regional fire bans using the link below.

Garfield County Sheriff's Office

Employment Opportunities

Please visit the City of Glenwood Springs Employment page for opportunities to join the Glenwood Springs Fire family.

Click here to view current openings

Open House Time!

Glenwood Springs Fire Department Open House

Every year the Glenwood Springs Fire Department holds an openhouse for an opportunity to learn about the local fire department, the equipment we use and the challenges of the job. Openhouse 2018 is scheduled for September 29 from 11am-2pm at the downtown fire station located at 8th and Cooper in Glenwood Springs, CO.

8th street will be closed and the street will be filled with all the different fire vehicles Glenwood Fire has available. These include Fire engines, Ambulances, Rescue trucks, Brush trucks, Water tenders, Hazmat vehicle, and our new Ladder truck.

Guests can retrieve an age appropriate scavenger hunt card at the information booth and visit different activity stations to earn a check box. Turn in you activity card for a free frozen treat and chance to win a prize. Over 12 activity stations will be available.

Throughout the 3 hour event there will be live demonstrations including a rappelling demo, bunker gear speed drill demo, vehicle extrication demo with “jaws-of-life” tools, fire extinguisher prop, Colorado State Patrol carseat check station, County Smoke trailer that simulates a house fire, Clinics at Valley View nutrition and health exhibit focusing on community health and wellness. Physical agility test practice, Station tours and detailed tours of the vehicles, swiftwater rescue demo, water tender dump, and much more for an action packed day.

We love pets but please leave them at home for the safety of the other guests.

Notification of Meeting Schedule

The Glenwood Springs Rural Fire Protection District Board will change location for the next three meetings.
  • Tuesday, September 12th
  • Tuesday, October 10th
  • Tueday, November 14th
The meeting time is: 12:00 PM (NOON). Location is: 2700 Gilstrap Ct., suite 100. Riverside Professional Bldg.

Questions: call 970-384-6480 GSFD Administrative Office

Glenwood Springs Fire Department reports improved fire-insurance rating

Glenwood Springs Public Protection Class rating by Insurance Services Office (ISO) will change on March 1, 2016 to a 2/10, which is a marked improvement from the previous 4/10. A class 1 rating means excellent fire protection and a class 10 indicates the ISO’s minimum standards are not met.

The rating comes from examining multiple areas of operations related to the structural fire suppression delivery system. Approximately 50% of the score is determined by fire department training, equipment, station location and other elements controlled by the fire department. Another 40% is derived from the water supply system in the community, and the final 10% is from communications, or the call handling system. The improved scoring represents continuous improvement over the last decade in all of these areas and validates the ongoing efforts of fire department leaders, water system operators, county communication system partners and neighboring fire departments to provide the best service possible.

The new “2” classification will apply to all properties within 5 road miles of a fire station while anything beyond those five miles will remain at a class 10. When it becomes effective, this new rating may net a reduction in fire insurance costs for homes and businesses within the area served by the Glenwood Springs Fire Department.

Student Involvement Pilot Program (SIP)

The Glenwood Springs Fire Department (GSFD) is taking applications for The Student Involvement Program (SIP). Three Glenwood Springs High School students will be selected to participate in the ride-a-long program. For more information on the program, Click here.

Notification of Meeting Schedule

The Glenwood Springs Rural Fire Protection District Board will meet each month on the second Tuesday, at 4:00 PM at the 806 Cooper Avenue Administrative office.

Please direct any questions to: 970-384-6480.


The Garfield County Emergency Communications Authority, has implemented a emergency notification system to alert citizens about emergencies. Visit garco911.org for more information.

Visit the Garfield County website for information on wildfire, flooding, open burning and emergency management.