David Kinterknecht Memorial

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David Kinterknecht Memorial Over a thousand law enforcement officers attended the funeral service for Montrose Police Department Sergeant David Kinterknecht on July 31st, 2009 at Montrose High School. Sergeant Kinterknecht was shot while responding to a domestic violence call on July 25th, 2009 and succumbed to his wounds at Montrose Memorial Hospital. Sergeant Kinterknecht left behind a wife, two daughters …

Denver South Lowell House Fire

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Denver House Fire On July 22nd, 2009 Denver Fire Department responded to a reported house fire in the 1800 block of S. Lowell Blvd. Engine 25 arrived to smoke showing from a single story residential structure with evacuation, and pulled a line in for fire attack. Crews got a quick stop on the fire in the attic area. No injuries …

Metro Area Storm Damage 2009

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Storm Damage 2009 On July 21st, 2009 around 22:30 a rare nighttime severe tornatic storm hit the western suburbs of the metro area. The storm hit the area with strong winds, heavy rains, large hail, and possibly a brief tornado which went through the cities of Arvada, Lakewood and Wheat Ridge. The storm cause street flooding and hail that caused …

Mesa County I-70 Grass Fire

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Mesa County I-70 Grass Fire On July 20th, 2009 the Mesa County Sheriff Wildand Fire Team was dispatched to westbound I-70 just west of Fruita for a reported grass fire. Crews spent about an hour extinguishing the fire and mopping up hot spots. The Colorado Department of Corrections Juniper Valley State Wildland Inmate Fire Team (SWIFT) also assisted with the …

Denver West 39th Ave House Fire

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Denver Structure Fire Around 18:30 on July 19th, 2009 Denver Fire Department was alerted to a structure fire at W. 39th Ave. & Jason St. Crews arrived to a two-story abandoned structure, and found fire inside with a quick knock with extension into the attic. No other information is available at this time.  Denver Paramedics & Denver Police Department

Wheat Ridge I-70 Haz-Mat

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Wheat Ridge I-70 Haz-Mat Around 13:00 on July 15th, 2009 Arvada Fire Protection District responded to a semi that had it’s diesel saddle tank leak at I-70 westbound at Tabor St. in Wheat Ridge. No other information is available at this time.  Units on Scene: Battalion Chief 1, Engine 2, Engine 1 & Haz-Mat 4 Wheat Ridge Police Department

May Farms Firefighters Muster 2009

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Firefighters Muster 2009 The May Farms 3rd annual firefighters muster “Battle of the Brave” was held on July 11th, 2009 at the May Farms in Byers. Firefighters from Byers Fire Protection District, Bennett Fire Protection District, Rattlesnake Fire Protection District, Sable-Altura Fire Rescue and Strasburg Fire Protection District completed with four events including the donning of protective gear, suppression exercise, …

Grand Junction East Colorado River Rescue

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East Colorado River Rescue On July 5th, 2009 the Grand Junction Fire Department and Mesa County Sheriff’s Office responded to a reported water rescue in the Colorado River just east of Grand Junction. One person was able to exit the river and direct rescuers to the location of a second party. Both agencies deployed boats into the river and were …

Grand Junction Walker Field Emergency Landing

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Grand Junction Emergency Landing On July 1st, 2009 the Grand Junction Fire Department and Walker Field Fire Authority (ARFF) Fire Department responded to an aircraft emergency on the tarmac at Walker Field. An American Airlines jet made an emergency landing due to a mechanic issues. Firefighters responded to the tarmac, checked the plane and assisted with the evacuation of the passengers. …