Thank you for your interest in joining the Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department. Our department brings on new volunteers twice a year and you can find a schedule for the application process below.

The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire department is a vital part of the community and we are looking for new members who are ready and able to contribute to the many facets of service that we provide. Our department provides emergency medical services, fire protection/prevention, high/low angle rescue, community service, wildland services, and mutual aid for other agencies in need of our services. The Manitou Springs Volunteer Fire Department will provide our members with Firefighter I and II, Hazardous Materials Operation, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Wildland Fire Certifications, and CPR/First Aid. 

If you have any questions, please email Andrew Winchell:

Members are required to meet theSE qualifications:

  • Resident of Manitou Springs

  • 18 years of age or older

  • Physically able to carry out the requirements

  • Possess valid driver’s license

  • Have a reliable mode of transportation

  • Pass a criminal background check

Fall 2017 New Member Schedule:

  • Applications open: August 12 (pick applications up at the fire station)

  • Applications due: August 25

  • Applicant interviews: September 2

  • For those accepted as members, New Member Orientation will be on: September 14 & 18, 6-10 PM