FRFC Hell Night
On May 31st 2019 the Front Range Fire Consortium’s (frontrangefireconsortium.org) recruit academy Class 19-01 participated in their “Hell Night” at the Boulder County Regional Fire Training Centers (bcrftc.org) Boulder facility. Recruits were divided up into 8 companies that ran “calls” nearly non-stop from 7 a.m. until 2 a.m. the next morning. The days training was designed to represent as many scenarios as possible that the recruits may experience when they return to their home agencies. Included were everything from standby calls where the recruits never dismounted the engine to a mass casualty traffic accident complete with helicopter transport. Also, there was several live fire scenarios in the burn building and with the propane props. This day was the culmination of 15 weeks of training and the recruits will graduate this week at a ceremony in Fort Collins. Link to the Confined Space & Rope Rescue Training from May 16th, 2019.
The Front Range Fire Consortium (FRFC) is made up of 10 member departments- Boulder Fire-Rescue Department, Central Valley Fire Protection District (MT), Cheyenne Fire Rescue (WY), Greeley Fire Department, Laramie Fire Department (WY), Longmont Fire Department, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Mountain View Fire Rescue, Poudre Fire Authority, and Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue. The FRFC offers its membership two recruit fire academies a year, one in the spring, and one in the fall. The recruit academy is a 15-week, 800-hour course of mostly hands on skills training.