MDA Fill The Boot 2014

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MDA Fill The Boot 2014 Hundreds of firefighters from around the Denver metro area joined with thousands of their colleagues across the country over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend to help “Fill the Boot” for MDA. Firefighters hit the streets in force to collect donations from pedestrians, motorists and other passers-by in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the …

Wheat Ridge assist with Cycling Challenge

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Pro Cycling Challenge 2014 Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District spent part of their day on August 24th, 2014 assisting with the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The challenge, one of the largest cycling events in the United States, featured the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery. The …

Federal Heights Fair 2014

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Federal Heights Fair The 2014 Federal Heights Fair was held on August 23rd 2014 at the Federal Plaza Shopping Center at 104th Ave. and Federal Blvd. Federal Heights Fire Department firefighters joined with other city staffers and about a dozen artists, businesses, non-profit organizations and vendors for a little fun in the sun with the community. Firefighters met with community members, gave away …

Denver Decatur Street Structure Fire

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Denver Structure Fire On August 22nd, 2014 Denver Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 2439 Decatur St. Crews arrived to heavy fire and smoke. Investigators believe it was caused by contractors working on the roof. No injuries were reported. Units on Scene: Chief 2, Chief 6, Engine 1, Engine 6, Engine 7, Engine 12, Tower 1, Tower 4, …

Air Force Academy Open House 2014

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AFA Open House Air Force Academy Fire & Emergency Services at the U.S. Air Force Academy held an open house at Station 1 on August 16th, 2014. Community members from across the base enjoyed lunch, met with firefighters, toured the station, checked out the apparatus, obtained safety information and learned more about the department. Firefighters conducted a vehicle extrication demonstration and …

Englewood Vehicle Into House

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Vehicle vs House Around 11:30 on August 13th, 2014 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident on University Blvd. at Floyd Ave. Initial reports indicated that a vehicle had crashed into a building. A black Chevrolet Suburban traveling west on Floyd Ave. crossed over University Blvd, and ran off the road and crashed into a garage at 2390 Floyd …

Denver Auto Extrication Training 2014

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Auto Extrication Training Denver Fire Department took advantage of the warm weather on August 13th, 2014 to tear apart a few unclaimed cars left at the Denver Sheriff’s impound lot. The crews of Engine 9, Tower 9 and Hamer 1 assembled at Crusher Auto and Truck Salvage on Brighton Blvd. to practice removing windshields, prying open doors, cutting back a roof and removing parts of a dashboard. The …

Adams County Live Fire Training

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Live Fire Training Adams County Fire Rescue conducted several live fire training exercises at their fire training tower on E. 68th Ave. on August 2nd, 2014. In addition to the live fire training scenarios, firefighters worked on decontamination and rehab procedures in an effort to improve safety and reduce associated medical problems after a fire. Adams County Fire Rescue was formed by a …

Denver Irving Street Garage Fire

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Denver Garage Fire Denver Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 121 Irving St. on June 27th, 2014. Firefighters arrived on scene within minutes of the call and found a detached garage behind the residence on fire. The fire spread to a privacy fence along the rear property line. Engine 20 laid in from the hydrant at 2nd …

Denver Evans Ave Restaurant Fire

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Denver Restaurant Fire Around 15:30 n June 15th, 2014 Denver Fire Department was alerted to smoke coming from a restaurant at 1135 E. Evans Ave. at S. Downing St. Crews arrived and found light smoke showing from the roof, and got the fire under control quickly. Units on Scene: Chief 3, Engine 16, Truck 16, Engine 24, Tower 22 & Arson

Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Muster 2014

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29th Annual Fire Muster The 29th Annual Ralph Schomp Automotive Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Parade & Muster was held on June 15th, 2014. The fire apparatus parade went down Littleton Blvd. in Downtown Littleton, and ended at the Arapahoe Community College for the fire muster. The fire muster featured fire truck rides, Littleton Fire Rescue auto extrication demo, and the …

East Metro Fire Academy Graduation 2014

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Fire Academy Graduation After four months of arduous training, the East Metro Fire Training Academy graduation was held on June 8th, 2014 at the Bennett Recreation Center. Despite heavy rain, rolling thunder and a nearby tornado warning, 30 recruits took the oath of service and pinned on their badges in front of family, friends and fellow firefighters. Cunningham Fire Protection …

Denver ARFF Training at DIA

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Denver ARFF Training Denver firefighters assigned to Denver International Airport engaged in Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) training on May 27th, 2014. Denver firefighters use three ARFF rigs to extinguish exterior flames before advancing hand lines inside the aircraft. The Denver Fire Department ARFF Training Academy at DIA is a modern, safe facility that trains firefighters in the most advanced …

Arvada Auto X

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Arvada Auto X The 2014 Arvada Auto-X Extrication Workshop was held on May 16th, 17th and 18th, 2014 at the Arvada Fire Training Center. A hundred firefighters, some from out of state attended the three-day training class hosted by the Arvada Fire Protection District. The workshop, which had a heavy focus on hands-on training, included NFPA 1670 technician level training …

Denver Live Fire Training

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Denver Live Fire Training Denver Fire Department firefighters engaged in live fire training exercises at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy on May 15th, 2014. Chief 5, Engine 9, Engine 14, Engine 29 and Truck 2 were dispatched to make shift structure fires at the training facility to practice fire suppression, ladder operations and ventilation. The exercise gave crews the opportunity …

Colorado Firefighter Calendar Celebrity Judging Event 2014

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Celebrity Judging Event The 2015 Colorado Firefighter Calendar Celebrity Judging Event was held at the EXDO Event Center in Denver on May 10th, 2014. Two-dozen firefighters from across the state competed for a spot in the coveted beefcake style calendar by answering questions in their dress blues and then strutting across the catwalk in part of their bunker gear. The …

Evans Station 1 Pancake Breakfast 2014

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Evans Pancake Breakfast Evans Fire Protection District held their annual pancake breakfast at Station 1 on May 10th, 2014. Firefighters served up all you could eat eggs, sausage and pancakes. Proceeds benefited the Evans Fires Safety and Assistance Fund, which provides charitable assistance to victims of fires and other emergencies in the City of Evans and is also used for …