Wet Mountain Fire Protection District

215 N. 4th Street
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Mailing Address:
PO Box 324
Westcliffe, CO 81252

Phone: (719) 783-9245
Email: Email this nonprofit
Contact: Teri Munson

About

No organization embodies the spirit of our community more than the Wet Mountain Fire Protection District (WMFPD). The history of firefighters is an integral part of our culture both in our National heritage and our Local legacy. Even in our modern age 75% of our nation’s firefighters are volunteers in service to their communities.

The WMFPD, as you know, has its day-to-day operations and a good portion of its capital expenses funded by the tax payers that we serve. However, many of our firefighter support and community outreach efforts still rely on donations.

Our volunteers consistently go beyond their emergency duties to perform additional tasks such as youth safety programs and junior firefighter training. We also have an active auxiliary performing many community based functions. In addition we maintain a scholarship fund for students contemplating emergency service schooling and we provide consultation with residents on fire mitigation issues. Fire inspections, presentations to homeowner associations, fire insurance rate assessments and water resource enhancement programs have all become a necessary part of our mission. Although a portion of these efforts are handled through day-to-day management, the expenses incurred by our volunteer efforts need some support from donations.

If you routinely donate to the WMFPD, please consider timing your contribution to be during Spirit Campaign and stretch your dollars through the matching funds that the Wet Mountain Valley Community Foundation pledges.