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, …

Pleasant View Kitchen Fire

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Pleasant View Kitchen Fire At 17:48 on July 25th, 2015 Pleasant View Fire Department was alerted to a structure fire at 16235 W. 13th Ave. with 911 caller reporting flames visible from the kitchen area. Engine 41 arrived to a single-story duplex with a working fire, and started fast attack with a 1 3/4 line on tank water. Engine 6 established …

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 …

Denver West I-70 Semi Fire

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I-70 Semi Fire Just after 13:00 on July 23rd, 2015 West Metro Fire Rescue & Pleasant View Fire Department responded to a possible MVA and vehicle fire at I-70 & Denver West Parkway. Engine 5 arrived to a fully involved semi on fire, and pulled a line in for fire attack. Engine 41 arrived and advised dispatch that is was not a accident, and …

Wheat Ridge West 34th Place House Fire

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Wheat Ridge House Fire On July 23rd, 2015 at 01:00 Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District with auto-aid from West Metro Fire Rescue & Fairmount Fire Protection District responded to a residential structure fire at 12335 W. 34th Place. Dispatched advised that 911 caller reported a bush & tree on fire in front of the house. Tower 72 arrived to a single-family residential structure …

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 …

Boyd Lake Boat Fire

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Loveland Boat Fire Around 18:30 on June 27th, 2015 Loveland Fire Rescue Authority responded to boat that was on fire at the Boyd Lake State Park. Crews arrived at the marina with two fully involved boats, and crews got the fire quickly extinguished. The boat was just being launched from the dock, when the boat started smoking before it caught …

Wheat Ridge Pierce Street Apartment Fire

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Wheat Ridge Apartment Fire Just after 17:00 on June 24th, 2015 Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District with auto-aid from Fairmount Fire Protection District responded to a structure fire at 3715 Pierce St. Engine 73 arrived to a single-story multi-family apartment building with smoke showing and started fire attack. Engine 71 laid in, Tower 72 assigned as search, and Engine 33 was assigned as RIT. …

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 …