Fire Department

The Pueblo West Fire Department provides fire suppression and emergency medical services to a rapidly growing community.

Community Focused, Professionally Delivered 

Mission Statement

 The Pueblo West Fire Department is responsible for providing emergency services and peace of mind to the residents and visitors of our community through response, mitigation, planning, training, and public education.


Since organized in 1976, the Fire Department has evolved from a small volunteer organization focused only on firefighting to one that includes other critical services such as:
  • Building inspections
  • Fire code enforcement
  • Hazardous materials
  • Public education
  • Special rescues
Structure Fire
The 1989 Fire Department poses for a group photo
PWFD Personnel


The Pueblo West Fire Department is a combination department consisting of both career and volunteer firefighters. The department maintains a minimum staffing level of three firefighters per station serving one station north of Highway 50 and one station south of Highway 50.

Personnel consists of:
  • Command Staff: three career and two volunteer
  • Six fire captains
  • 12 full-time firefighters
  • Four part-time firefighters
  • Resident Volunteer Staff: eight firefighters and six wildland firefighters 

Service Area

The Pueblo West Fire Department service area covers the approximate 50 square miles of Pueblo West, and along the Interstate-25 corridor from mile marker 104 to mile marker 116 at the El Paso county line for traffic accidents. The Fire Department also provides HazMat coverage for Lake Pueblo State Park and provides HazMat/Extrication assistance to parts of the Beulah Highway 78.

Pueblo West Fire also has several mutual aid agreements with other county and city agencies for assistance as needed.


  • Engines (4)
  • Ladder Trucks (2)
  • HazMat (1)
  • Med Units (1)
  • Brush Trucks (3)
  • Command Vehicles (5)


  • Area: 49.1 square miles
  • Population: 31,000
  • Calls for service in 2020: 3,511
  • Manned Stations: 2
  • Unmanned Stations: 1

Department Expenditures