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 …

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 …

Denver South Platte River Water Recovery

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Denver Water Recovery At approximately 09:00 on July 25th, 2015 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a possible water rescue in the South Platte River near the 5100 block of Franklin St.  The rescue mission soon changed to a recovery.  Bikers along a nearby trail spotted a body in the water and called 911. Firefighters were able to secure the body …

John Whelan Funeral

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John Whelan Funeral John Whelan Funeral Service was held at the Faith Bible Church in Arvada on July 21st, 2015. Sunrise over the Rockies signaled a call for all flags to fly at half-staff in honor of Denver Firefighter/Engineer John Whelan. Firefighters from across Colorado gathered to pay their respect to the Whelan Family and their sisters and brothers with …

Horsetooth Rock Rescue

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Horsetooth Rock Rescue At 14:36 on July 7th, 2015 Poudre Fire Authority was called to a reported female hiker that had fell approximately 20 feet and fractured her leg on Horsetooth Rock located in Horsetooth Mountain Open Space. Rain and mud from the parking area to the rescue site complicated an already challenging rescue. A volunteer firefighter with PFA reached the …

Commerce City Vasquez Blvd Commercial Fire

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Commerce City Commercial Fire At 11:47 on July 4th, 2015 South Adams County Fire Department responded to a structure fire at 550 Vasquez Blvd. at E. 56th Ave. Multiple 911 calls reporting a large plume of black smoke, which was seen from all over the metro area. Firefighters arrived to heavy smoke and fire from the roof, and quickly started fire attacked. …

Commerce City Commercial Structure Fire

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Commerce City Commercial Fire On July 3, 2015 at approximately 11:20 South Adams County Fire Department and Denver Fire Department were dispatched to a commercial structure fire at 5460 Colorado Blvd. in Commerce City.  Both departments received numerous calls and heavy black smoke could be seen around the city.  Firefighters arrived on scene, hit two separate hydrants and set up …

Denver Recruit Class 2015-2

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Recruit Class 2015-2 Denver Fire Department newest firefighters are almost set to hit the streets. Recruit Class 2015-2, one of the biggest in DFD history, is four weeks into their five-week academy. The class, made up entirely of former Englewood Fire Department firefighters completed their last day of live fire training at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy on June  24th, …

Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Muster 2015

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30th Annual Fire Muster The 30th Annual Schomp Automotive and Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Parade & Muster was held on June 20th, 2015, and hosted by Arapahoe Community College. The fire parade featured antique fire truck and newer fire apparatus that traveled through Historic Downtown Littleton. Firefighters from the 2016 Colorado Firefighter Calendar also were at the event signing and selling …

Westminster Newton Street Apartment Fire

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Westminster Apartment Fire Around 22:30 on June 30th, 2015 Westminster Fire Department were dispatched to a structure fire at 7155 Newton St with mutual-aid from Adams County Fire Rescue. Engine 1 arrived to a 2-story apartment building with fire showing on the outside of the Alpha-Bravo corner, extending inside the walls. Engine 1 took command, and began fie attack from …

East Metro Fire Academy Graduation 2015

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Fire Academy Graduation After months of grueling academy training and hours of intense studying, thirty recruits from five departments along the I-70 corridor became new firefighters on June 7th, 2015.  Recruits with Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue, Byers Fire Protection District, Deer Trail Rural Fire Protection District,  Sable Altura Fire Rescue and Strasburg Fire Protection District took their oath of office and received their …

Cache la Poudre River Rescue

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Cache la Poudre River Rescue At 15:21 on June 4th, 2015 Poudre Fire Authority firefighters were training on swift water rescue this afternoon when a 911 call reported two men had fell off inner-tubes they were riding and were in the Cache la Poudre River at Picnic Rock. As firefighters rushed to the scene they were informed the men had made it …

Poudre Strip Mall Restaurant Fire

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Poudre Restaurant Fire At 03:17 on May 31st, 2015 Poudre Fire Authority responded to a reported fire at 1729 S. College Ave. at the Totally 80’s Pizza. Engine 3 arrived and found the restaurant fully charged with smoke. Taking immediate action, they entered the business and made their way through zero visibility to the rear of the building. In a storage …