Denver Division Chief Angela Cook Retirement
Denver Division Chief Angela Cook retired November 15th, 2017 with over 25 years of service with the Denver Fire Department. She became the highest ranking female officer in Denver Fire Department history in November of 2009 when she was promoted to Division Chief and assigned responsibility for aircraft rescue and structural fire operations and training at Denver International Airport. Firefighters, friends and family joined in her retirement celebrations at Denver International Airport ARFF Station 1 (DFD Fire Station 31) and Denver Fire Department Station 10.
Cook joined the Denver Fire Department March 1, 1992. She worked at various locations throughout the city, but spent many years of her career at Station 10 where she was also a member of the Haz-Mat Decontamination Team. A national speaker and instructor on incident management, strategy and tactics, and conflict resolution, Cook also taught Fire Science classes at Red Rocks Community College, receiving the Equity Excellence Award in 1998 for promoting diversity. Over the course of her career she was a search specialist for the Colorado Task Force One (USAR), developed an introduction to firefighting curriculum for the Denver Public Schools Career Education Center, and served as a board member for the Denver Firefighter’s Burn Foundation.
Congratulations on your retirement from 5280Fire.
Thank you Angela Cook