Special Notice

Board Meetings are held the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6 p.m.
Shoemaker Station, 103 Cedar Mountain Rd. Divide, CO
A Special Meeting will be held on Monday, December 13th, at 4:30 as 
a work session for Handbook updates.

Agenda for 11-9-2021

Board Meeting

Agenda for 12-13-2021

Special Meeting


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.



                              Chief:   Ryan Kennedy

               Deputy Chief:  Joe Enna

                 Capt. of Fire:  James Wells

         Capt. of Medical:  Martin Guthardt

Capt. of Tech Rescue:  Mike Babiarz

    Captain of Training:  Martin Pedroza

                      Lt. of Fire:  Dustin Forbis

              Lt. of Medical:  Ron Barker

     Lt. of Tech Rescue:  Jon Elliott

            Lt. of Wildland:  Mitch Fox-Rivera




Neighbors Helping Neighbors

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: Ryan Kennedy


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