IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 2015

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IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial On September 19th, 2015 the 29th Annual International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial was held at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. A crowd of over 6,000 from all across the country including Canada honored the fallen, with 310 names added to the Wall of Honor this year. This is the first year for …

Arvada Safety Fair 2015

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Arvada Safety Fair 2015 Arvada Fire Protection District hosted their Safety Fair in an effort to promote National Emergency Preparedness Month, the Arvada Fire Department and the City of Arvada teamed up with the Citizens of Arvada Preparing for Emergencies and the Apex Parks and Recreation District to host the Community Preparedness and Safety Fair at the Apex Center on …

Wheat Ridge Suspicious Package

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Wheat Ridge Suspicious Package On September 18th, 2015 Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District was alerted to a suspicious package at the Seniors Resource Center 3227 Chase St. Crews arrived and started evacuation of the building of the adult day of senior citizens, and bused then to another location. Wheat Ridge Police Department investigated the threat, and then called the Jefferson County Sheriff …

Denver Trench Rescue Training

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Denver Trench Rescue Training Several crews from the Denver Fire Department participated in trench rescue training at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy on September 18th, 2015. Trench rescue is a specialized form of rescue that involves shoring up the sides of a trench in order to removed a trapped or injured victim. Engine 1, Tower 1, Collapse Rescue, Rescue 1 …

Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education Research Project

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F. E. S. H. E. Research Project The Fire & Emergency Services Higher Education Research Project (F.E.S.H.E.) class was held on on September 12th, 2015 at the Metropolitan State University of Denver. Mark Campbell, Denver Fire Department and his instructors including Investigator Rob Sprenkle of Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District and Kevin Hammonds, Metro State University Denver.

MDA Fill The Boot 2015

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MDA Fill The Boot 2015 The 2015 Fill the Boot campaign took place September 4th through September 7th. Thousand of firefighters across the country took to the streets to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Contributions help support MDA’s efforts to fund research and provide support services. Throughout the weekend 5280Fire.com photographers ran into firefighters from Adams County, …

Adams County Elbert Way Structure Fire

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Adams County Structure Fire At approximately 07:30 on August 22nd, 2015 Adams County Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported structure fire with heavy smoke at 320 Elbert Way. Mutual aid was requested from several neighboring departments. Units arrived on scene and quickly went to containing and extinguishing the fire. The fire appears to have started on the back deck …

Colorado Firefighter Calendar Debut 2016

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Colorado Firefighter Calendar Debut The hottest event of the summer hit the EXDO Event Center on August 15th, 2015 as the Colorado Firefighter Calendar held their 2016 Debut Party. Seventeen Colorado firefighters heated up the runway as next year’s winners were revealed in front of a capacity crowd. Proceeds from calendar sales and related events benefit the Children’s Hospital Colorado …

Lakewood Fenton Street House Fire

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West Metro Residential Fire On August 10th, 2015 at 13:57 West Metro Fire Rescue dispatched to a reported structure fire at 935 Fenton St. in Lakewood. Engine 1 arrived to a small residential structure fire with smoke showing from the eves, and upgraded to a confirmed structure fire. Engine 1 went into fast attack in the offensive strategy with accountability on the Alpha …

Wheat Ridge Duplex Fire

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Wheat Ridge Attic Fire At 16:52 on August 9th, 2015 Arvada Fire Protection District was alerted to a possible structure fire at 9270 W. 45th Ave. in Wheat Ridge.  911 caller reporting all occupants were out, and one party with burns to the hand. Engine 52 arrived and found smoke showing from a two-story duplex with a confirmed working fire, and secured …

Arvada West 67th Ave House Fire

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Arvada House Fire At 13:37 on August 7th, 2015 Arvada Fire Protection District responded to a possible structure fire in the 8700 block of W. 67th Ave. Dispatch advised units enroute that three 911 callers reporting flames showing, with no parties trapped. While responding Battalion 51 advised that smoke was showing from W. 66th Ave. & Oberon Rd. Battalion 51 arrived to …

Arvada Upham Street Garage Fire

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Arvada Garage Fire On August 6th, 2015 at 15:54 Arvada Fire Protection District was alerted to a confirmed garage fire in the 6900 block of Upham St. A 911 caller reported hearing a loud explosion in the garage with smoke and flames showing. While responding Battalion 51 advised that smoke was showing from W. 80th Ave. & Wadsworth Blvd. Rescue 54 arrived to …

Wheat Ridge Police Involved MVA

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Wheat Ridge Head-On MVA Just before 08:00 on August 2nd, 2015 Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District responded to a head-on MVA involving a Wheat Ridge Police Department patrol unit at W. 38th Ave. & Kipling St. Tower 72 arrived to a two-vehicle head-on accident with a party trapped, and started extrication. Battalion 71 arrived and requested a 2nd ambulance to the scene. …

Wheat Ridge Motel Haz-Mat

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Wheat Ridge Motel Haz-Mat Just before 18:30 on August 1st, 2015 Arvada Fire Protection District responded to a unknown substance odor at the American Motel at 10101 I-70 Frontage Rd. N. in Wheat Ridge. Dispatch advised that two employees were sick from a toxic chemical odor in the building. Engine 52 arrived at a large multi-unit structure with multiple sick patients, …