Chief Hilinski Retirement

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Chief Hilinski Retirement July 31st, 2018 was the final day of service for Sable Altura Fire Rescue Chief Matthew Hilinski (Chief 41) as he enters into retirement following forty-five years in the fire service. A ceremony was held on July 22nd, 2018 in Aurora. Hilinski has served as fire chief since 2009, and started in the U.S. Air Force as …

Littleton Northridge Road House Fire

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Highlands Ranch House Fire At 01:20 on July 31st, 2018 Littleton Fire Rescue responded to a reported house at 532 Northridge Rd. in Highlands Ranch.  The family of 3 was sleeping when smoke alarms sounded, prompting them to evacuate and dial 911.  First arriving Engine 17 found smoke coming from the front door, heavy enough that a smoky haze had already saturated …

South Metro Parker Road MVA

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Parker Road MVA On July 30th, 2018 at approximately 16:30 South Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident on Parker Rd. at the intersection with Ponderosa Dr. Crews arrived on scene and found three vehicles in the middle of the intersection, two with heavy damage. Firefighters checked for injuries and insured all vehicles involved did not present any …

Chief Sandau Funeral

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Chief Sandau Funeral Robert Gary Sandau passed away on July 21st, 2018 in Greeley. Gary was born on March 29, 1949 to Robert and Doris (Ruth) Sandau in Long Beach, CA. His family moved to LaSalle in 1951. He grew up in LaSalle and graduated from Valley High School in 1967. Gary attended UNC and graduated from AIMS Community College …

Red Feather Search & Rescue Mission

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Red Feather Lakes Area S&R Mission At 10:00 on July 30th, 2018 Colorado 4×4 Rescue and Recovery, Search and Rescue-Emergency Support team was contacted by a third party regarding a stuck vehicle and its 2 occupants deep in the Red Feather Lakes area.  The Requesting Party (RP) and his 2 friends had been wheeling in the mud pits area and …

Grand Junction 2 Vehicle MVA

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Grand Junction MVA At Approximately 16:30 on July 29th, 2018 Grand Junction Fire Department Truck 1 and Ambulance 2 were dispatched to the intersection of 12th and North Ave. for a two vehicle MVA with unknown injuries. Battalion 1 diverted from his response to a different crash at 28 ¼ Road and Patterson Road, while Medic 1 diverted from a …

Larimer County Roll Over

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Larimer County Roll Over On July 29th, 2018 at 09:00 Colorado 4×4 Rescue and Recovery was contacted by the owner of a vehicle that rolled over and was resting on a tree in Larimer County. A vehicle recovery was scheduled for the next day. A 6 rig, 7 person team was formed in 25 minutes. The requesting party reported no …

Longmont Station 1 Open House

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Longmont Station 1 Open House Longmont Fire Department held an open house at Station 1, 1070 Terry St. The community came out to meet with firefighters, tour the station, equipment and to view a few old antique fire engines on display including Vernon Fire Department, Stanley Hotel Fire Department and the former Southwest Adams County Fire Protection District and Skyline Fire …

Aurora Quincy Ave MVA

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Aurora Multi-Vehicle Accident At approximately 11:10 on July 28th, 2018, Aurora Fire Rescue was dispatched to a multi-vehicle accident on East Quincy Ave. at South Atchison Way.  Firefighters arrived on scene and found two vehicles with heavy damage and air bag deployment. Crews blocked traffic, checked for injuries and ensured the crashed cars did not present any hazards. Westbound Quincy …

Air Medical Memorial 2018

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Air Medical Memorial 2018 The Annual Air Medical Memorial was held on July 28th, 2018. The ceremony this year was held at a alternate location due to construction near the memorial site, which was at the Heritage United Methodist Church, 7077 S. Simms St. in Littleton. The ceremony honored the lives of sixteen air medical crew members lost in the …

Golden Pancake Breakfast 2018

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Golden Pancake Breakfast Golden Fire Department held the annual old fashioned pancake breakfast at Station 21 on July 28th, 2018 in Downtown Golden, also part in the Buffalo Bills Day parade celebration. The community came out to tour the fire equipment, station and enjoy pancakes which supports the fire department.

Lakewood Fenton Street Fire

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West Metro Detached Garage Fire At 12:28 on July 27th, 2018 JeffCom received multiple 911 calls of a garage fire on the corner of W. 10th Ave & Fenton St. in Lakewood, and was dispatched as a confirmed structure fire. West Metro Fire Rescue Engine 1 arrived on scene to a detached garage with heavy fire showing, and went into …

2nd Annual Fire On The Plains

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Fire On The Plains The Second Annual Fire on the Plains conference, a 3 day event was held from July 20th to 22nd, 2018 at the Northeastern Junior College in Sterling. Firefighters from Colorado, Kansas and Nebraska were on hand featuring a variety of training platforms including live fire, vehicle extrication, command, driving, firefighter skills, brush fires, traffic incidents, rural water …

Arvada West 64th Ave Basement Fire

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Arvada Fatal Basement Fire At 02:49 on July 27th, 2018 Arvada Fire Protection District Truck 56 responded to an outside smoke investigation in the area of W. 63rd Ave & Brooks Dr. Truck 56 arrived in the area and advised of a first full alarm structure fire in the 10100 block of W. 64th Ave, and sized-up with a single story …

Castle Rock Wolfensberger Road House Fire

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Castle Rock House Fire At 01:58 on July 27th, 2018 Castle Rock Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire at Wolfensberger Rd. & Red Hawk Dr. with multiple 911 calls. Battalion 151 arrived to a fully involved residential structure with defensive operations, and limited hydrants. Command request mutual-aid brush trucks from West Douglas County Fire Protection District & Larkspur Fire Protection District with …

Lake Christine Fire Update

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Lake Christine Fire Update The Lake Christine Fire started July 3rd, 2018 one mile northwest of Basalt. The fire is still burning with strong driven winds in the White River National Forest. As of July 25th the fire is 39% contained and has burned 11,878 acres.  Crews on the northwest flank will continue to reinforce direct containment line and to bring …

West Douglas Heavy Extrication

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Highway 67 Heavy Extrication At 22:03 on July 23rd, 2018, South Metro Fire Rescue and Castle Rock Fire Rescue responded to a mutual aid assist with West Douglas County Fire Protection District for vehicle accident requiring technical rescue on Highway 67 just west of Oak Valley Rd.  When West Douglas Firefighters arrived they found a cement truck down a steep …

Lakewood Flooding

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Lakewood Storm Flooding On July 23rd, 2018 West Metro Fire Rescue crews were busy with several storm related calls from the heavy rain in Lakewood and in the Metro area including a flash flood in the 100 block of Union Blvd. that disabled a few vehicles. The high water left drivers stranded in their vehicles, crews and Lakewood Police Department were …

Thornton Safety Day

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Thornton Safety Day Thornton Fire Department held their sixth annual Fire Safety Day at Station 75 on July 23rd, 2018. Firefighters in full bunker gear, explained their job and how they fight fires to the children, and they got to tour the fire station, view the fire engine and learn all about all the tools and equipment.

North-West Pancake Breakfast

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North-West Pancake Breakfast The North-West Fire Protection District held their annual pancake breakfast at Station 41 in Alma. “North America’s highest incorporated town” on July 22nd, 2018.  The department invited the community to meet the firefighters and enjoy breakfast, Alma Police Department also was on hand.