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Burn Permits

The Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District offers residents of the county the opportunity to dispose of slash through burning. The City of Woodland Park prohibits open burningwith exception to small recreational fires not exceding three foot flame lengths, therefore, we do not issue paperwork for permits within the city limits.

To receive a burn permit, you must first contact the fire district at 687-1866 and request a burn site inspection. You will need to be present during the inspection and your site must meet certain criteria. Remember that you must have firefighting tools (garden hose, shovels, a fire extinguisher, etc.) and there must be access for firefighting vehicles to your site.

Upon completion and approval of the inspection, you may take the NETCFPD Burn Permit Inspection Form to the Teller County Sheriff’s Office in Divide, CO to purchase the county burn permit.




Full Time Employment

NE Teller County Fire, does not have a regular testing for employment schedule. Hiring is done on an as needed basis. Testing information will be updated here and on our facebook page when opportunities are available. The minimum qualifications for employment are:

  • At least 18 years of age, at the time of employment.
  • High school diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent.
  • Current State of Colorado FF I certification or higher.
  • Current State of Colorado EMT-Basic or higher
  • Valid State of Colorado Driver's License.
  • Ability to obtain a USDA Red Card.
  • Current CPAT certificate.

There are currently no opportunities for full time employment.


Part Time Employment

NE Teller County Fire Employs part time firefighters. All part time firefighters, must be full time paid firefighters in good standing with another agency.

There are currently no opportunities for part time employment.



Fire Corps

Fire and EMS Departments can engage citizens who are interested in assisting the department in a variety of non-operational activities through the utilization of a national organization known as Fire Corps.  NETCFPD has an active group of citizen volunteers, many of whom are also Teller County first responders, who provide back up and assistance to the District so that the professionals can focus on their primary responsibilities. Our duties can change from time to time in order to meet the demands  and needs of the District and community. Please fill out the “Volunteer and Fire Corps Application” if you are interested in joining the Northeast Teller County Fire District Fire Corps.

The requirements for being a member of Fire Corps enable most average citizens to participate. No fire experience is necessary.  You must  be able to pass a CBI criminal background check and driver's history conducted through the District.  Our business and training meeting is the 3rd Thursday of every month, starting at 12pm and lasting approximately two hours.

For more information regarding Fire Corps visit:

NE Teller County Fire now has a Fire Inspector for commercial properties. Please read below for more information.


Dear Community,

It is with great excitement that I write to inform you that the Northeast Teller County Fire Protection District (NETCO) has recently secured a part time-fire inspector to serve our community.  We at the Fire Department believe that one of the most effective methods of providing fire protection and injury prevention services to our community involves preventing unwanted events from occurring. 

Not only are we working to ensure that new development and construction projects are designed and constructed in a safe manner but we also strive to ensure compliance of the fire code in existing facilities.

In the very near future our local commercial occupancies will likely be receiving a visit by our new inspector.  I would like to ask that you welcome them and keep in mind that the intent of our visit is to assist you in maintaining a safe environment for those that work and support your business.

For a list of common fire code violations please visit our website at and as always if I can be of any assistance please call me at (719) 687-1866.

Your Fire Chief,

Tyler Lambert


If you have a commercial structure, please visit our Fire Saftey Page to learn more about the General Fire Code requirements.