I-70 Beer Truck Rollover

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Beer Truck Rollover Around 12:30 on December 29th, 2008 Fairmount Fire Protection District responded to a semi that overturned off the eastbound entrance ramp onto I-70 from Hwy. 58. Crews arrived to find a semi tractor-trailer on it’s side. The truck lost control and rolled on it’s side at the sharp turn to I-70. The accident shut down Hwy. 58. …

Polar Plunge 2008

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Polar Plunge 2008 The Inaugural Special Olympics Colorado Polar Plunge “Freezin’ for a Reason” was held on November 15th, 2008 with 209 plungers that came out to brave the cold temperatures at Chatfield Reservoir in Littleton. 28 teams of plungers including 12 law enforcement agencies.  The event raised $55,000 for the 10,000 athletes of Special Olympics Colorado.

Pink Heals Tour 2008 – North Metro

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Pink Heals Tour The Pink Heals 2008 tour stopped at at the North Metro Fire Rescue District Training Center (Station 68) on October 13th, 2008. Broomfield Police Department, Westminster Fire Department, Louisville Fire Protection District, Adams County Sheriff and others also participated in the event. The Pink Heals tour with leader Dave Graybill travels the county to support those suffering …

Pink Heals Tour 2008 – Aurora

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Pink Heals Tour The Pink Heals tour stopped at Aurora Fire Department Station 1 on October 12th, 2008. The tour travels the county to support those suffering from cancer with the Guardians of the Ribbon. The pink apparatus are named after women or children who are battling cancer or who lost their fight. The Pink Heals charity was started in …

John Dempsey Memorial

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John Dempsey Memorial Colorado State Patrol former Chief John N. Dempsey was honored on October 6th, 2008 at the West Bowles Community Church in Littleton. Dempsey was 69 years-old and passed away from a long illness. Dempsey was with the Littleton Police Department for a short time before joining the Colorado State Patrol in 1965 as a patrolman and then …

Chief Payne Memorial

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Chief Payne Memorial James “Jim” Payne funeral service was held at the Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada on August 28th, 2008. Jim passed away on August 26th, 2008 after a fall from a ladder at his home when he was trimming a tree, he was in critical condition and in a medically induced coma. Jim devoted his life to his …

Green Mountain Wildland Fire

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Wind Driven Wildland Fire Approximately 12:45 on August 4th, 2008 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a brush fire on Green Mountain from a lightning strike. Crews arrived to wind driven wildland fire with around a 20-acres, crews got control of the fire but winds picked up and shifted them west and threatened homes off W. 6th Ave & Indiana …

Plateau Valley Brush Fire

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Plateau Valley Brush Fire On August 2nd, 2008 the Plateau Valley Fire Protection District, Palisade Fire Fire Protection District, Mesa County Sheriff’ Wildland Fire Team and the Bureau of Land Management were dispatched to a brush fire on the Grand Mesa just south of the town of Mesa. Firefighters used a single engine aerial tanker (Seat 182), brush trucks and …

Thornton Race Street Garage Fire

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Thornton Garage Fire Around 15:00 on July 20th, 2008 Thornton Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire in the 16500 block of Race St. in the North Creek Farms area. Crews arrived to fire showing from the garage. No other information is available at this time. Thornton Police Department

May Farms Firefighters Muster 2008

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Firefighters Muster 2008 The May Farms 2nd annual firefighters muster was held on July 12th, 2008 at May Farms in Byers. Firefighters from Byers Fire Protection District, Bennett Fire Protection District, Rattlesnake Fire Protection District and Sable-Altura Fire Rescue completed in events including the the battle of the barrel.

Orchard Mesa Vegetation Fire

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Orchard Mesa Vegetation Fire In the early evening hours on June 16th, 2008 the Central Orchard Mesa Volunteer Fire Department and East Orchard Mesa Fire Protection District were dispatched to a vegetation fire just east of Grand Junction. Upon arrival firefighters found a slow moving fire in an active orchard. Firefighters and local residents spent about an hour on scene …

Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Muster 2008

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Annual Fire Muster & Parade The annual Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Muster & Parade was held on June 14th, 2008. The fire truck parade was held on Littleton Blvd. to the Arapahoe Community College for the fire muster with lots of emergency vehicles on display including Littleton Fire Rescue holding an auto extrication demonstration.

Englewood Semi vs Bridge

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Hampton Ave Semi vs Bridge At 14:50 on June 3rd, 2008 Englewood Fire Department responded to a semi that hit the bridge on Broadway and part of the trailer went off onto Hampton Ave. (Hwy. 285). No other information is available at this time. Englewood Police Department & Connolly’s Towing

AirLife Memorial EMS Muster 2008

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AirLife Memorial EMS Muster The annual AirLife Memorial was held at Hudson Gardens in Littleton on May 19th, 2008. The event is hosted by the Friends of AirLife, which honor police, fire and EMS personnel including the AirLife crew that was killed in a helicopter crash on December 14th, 1997.

Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial 2008

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Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial The annual Colorado Fallen Firefighters was held on May 10th, 2008 at at Belmar Park in Lakewood. The following firefighters were added to the memorial this year were: Terry DeVore 04/15/2008 Olney Springs Volunteer Fire Department John Schwartz, Jr. 04/15/2008 Olney Springs Volunteer Fire Department Gert Marais 04/15/2008 Colorado State Forest Service  Shane Stewart 02/23/2008 Ault-Pierce …

Central Orchard Mesa Live Fire Training 2008

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Central Orchard Mesa Live Fire Training On April 13th, 2008 the Central Orchard Mesa Volunteer Fire Department held a live fire training exercise at a donated outbuilding just east of Grand Junction. The department used the opportunity to train on fire behavior, hose management, structure protection and fire ground operations. Units on Scene: Engine 51, Engine 52, Rescue 51, Tender …