Rio Grande County CO Fire Department

Find Rio Grande County, Colorado fire departments, city fire stations, firefighters, brigades, chiefs, inspectors, marshals, and local volunteers. Fire departments provide information on fire risk assessment, permits, fire alarms, and safety guidance.

Center Fire Protection District 8th Ave Center CO 81144 719-754-3355

Del Norte Fire Protection District 880 Grand Avenue Del Norte CO 81132 719-657-3622

Monte Vista Fire Protection District 401 South Broadway Street Monte Vista CO 81144 719-852-3371

About Rio Grande County Fire Departments

Rio Grande County Fire Departments provide fire protection and emergency response services to the Rio Grande County, CO community with a mission to prevent the loss of life and property. In addition to responding to calls for fire suppression, Rio Grande County Fire Departments respond to medical emergencies, incidents involving hazardous materials, rescue calls, and motor vehicle or other accidents.

You may contact the Fire Department for questions about:
  • Rio Grande County fire stations
  • 9-1-1 emergencies and first response
  • Fire and emergency preparedness
  • Rio Grande County Fire Marshals and Inspectors
  • Rio Grande County Fire Department jobs and employment
Fire Departments in Rio Grande County

Rio Grande County Fire Departments may be staffed with paid professional firefighters, volunteers, or a combination of the two. Professional Fire Services in Colorado are organized around a central command with response units, known as fire companies, geographically dispersed throughout Rio Grande County. Rio Grande County Volunteer Fire Departments are organized with a similar structure or as independent Rio Grande County Fire departments and districts with their own fire company.

First Response and Fire Emergencies in Rio Grande County, CO

In an emergency situation, 911 calls are received at a designated public safety answering point (PSAP). The Rio Grande County PSAP routes the call to the appropriate dispatch agency, which coordinates the Rio Grande County Fire Dept response. The responding Fire House may be determined based on geographic location or the resource needed for the call, such as an aerial ladder, fire hose, fire truck, water pumper, tanker truck, brush fire vehicle, rescue vehicle, or paramedic emergency services. In many cases, multiple Fire Stations and fire engines are dispatched to the emergency.

Rio Grande County Fire Code Inspections

Fire prevention education is part of Fire Department operations under the authority of the Rio Grande County Fire Marshal. Fire prevention involves the enforcement of the Rio Grande County and Colorado Fire Code and is closely associated with the building code and building permitting process. The Fire Marshal is involved in the plan review process for new construction or renovation projects and is responsible for ensuring that Fire Code requirements are met before signing off on design plans. Other common fire prevention efforts include educational programs in Rio Grande County schools, public information campaigns, smoke detector distribution programs, and outreach at public events. The Rio Grande County Fire Marshal also investigates structure fires to determine their causes.