Special Notice

Look for Ballot Issue 6A at the
November 8th, 2022 Election

For More Information, visit friendsofdividefire.com


Public notice is hereby given that the regular meeting of the Board of Directors of the Divide Fire Protection District, usually held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6 p.m., will for the month of November only be moved to Wednesday, November 9th, 2022 at 6:00 p.m.

Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.
Shoemaker Station, 103 Cedar Mountain Rd. Divide, CO

The next regular meeting of the board will be on
Tuesday, October 11th at 6 p.m.


The Divide Fire Department was formed in 1949 when Divide got its first fire truck.  After spending a few years merged with Florissant as the Divide-Florissant Volunteer Fire Department, in 1999 the two departments separated once again. A few years

later we adopted our current name,

Divide Fire Protection District.

DFPD provides fire, medical, and rescue services to the Divide and its surrounding subdivisions and national forests, as well as mutual aid to surrounding fire districts. These services are provided on a completely volunteer basis by members of our community.



                 Acting Chief:  Ryan Kennedy
                 Capt. of Fire:  James Wells
         Capt. of Medical:  Martin Guthardt
Capt. of Tech Rescue:  Ron Barker
                      Lt. of Fire:  Dustin Forbis
              Lt. of Medical:  Kelley Porter
     Lt. of Tech Rescue:  Nate DiLisio 
            Lt. of Wildland:  Dixieanna Giadone
               Lt. of Training:  Joe Enna



Neighbors Helping Neighbors

Please note:  Divide Fire Protection District logos may not be used by members or third parties without authorization from the District Board or its designee.  Thank you.

Burn Ban

For Teller County, visit the Teller County page.

  For Pike National Forest see link below.  You can also call the Sheriff's Office at


Car Seat Technician

Divide Fire now has a certified car seat  technician.

Contact us for more information



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Divide Fire District

Divide Fire's district covers significant portions of Pike National Forest and Mueller State Park, along with the downtown Divide area. Approximately 2200 residences are scattered throughout the district in fourteen major subdivisions. The Divide Fire Protection District is considered an "urban/wildland interface area" with most residential structures nestled into the wooded hillsides.

The district is currently served by two fire stations. The primary station is the Shoemaker Station 1, at 103 Cedar Mountain Road. A 1700 square foot training facility was completed at this location in 2006. The facility has a state-of-the-art audio/visual system that is used extensively to train DFPD volunteers and other Teller County responders in all aspects of emergency service. The Rainbow Valley Substation was added in 2004 and is located at 18602 Highway 67 South.


Shoemaker Station

(719) 687-8773

Chief: Chuck Buckley


Volunteer Coordinator: Kris Babiarz


dividefire@dividefire.com (Administration)


Other Websites: Facebook.com/DivideFire


Physical Address:  103 Cedar Mountain Road

                                   Divide, CO, 80814


Mailing Address:    P.O. Box 941

                                    Divide, CO, 80814