2016 NATRT Heavy Rescue Academy

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2016 NATRT Heavy Rescue Academy The North Area Technical Rescue Team hosted their 2016 Heavy Rescue Academy at the North Metro Fire Training Center from May 2nd to May 13th, 2016.  Thirty students participated in the Level 1 Rescuer course with emphasis on ropes, confined space, trench and structural collapse.  The last day consisted of several complex scenarios that challenged …

Chili’s 2nd Alarm Fire

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Chili’s 2nd Alarm Fire At 14:32 on December 27th, 2016 Littleton Fire Rescue responded to a commercial structure fire at the Chili’s restaurant at 2070 E. County Line Rd. in Highlands Ranch. Crews arrived to flames showing, and 20 minutes later a 2nd Alarm was called, which brought mutual aid from South Metro Fire Rescue. Firefighters operated for several hours …

Denver Tennyson Defensive Fire

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Tennyson Defensive Fire At 9:19 on November 29th, 2016 Denver Fire Department responded to a commercial structure fire at 3985 Tennyson St. Engine 17 arrived with heavy fire and smoke showing, laid in and began defensive operations. 2 additional Engine Companies over the 1st Alarm were requested. Crews got the fire under control just before 10:00, and Arson was called, …

Green Mountain Brush Fire

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Wind Driven Brush Fire At 17:16 on November 28th, 2016 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a large brush fire in the area of the Jeffco Fairgrounds at W. 6th Ave off Indiana St. 911 callers reporting fire on top of Green Mountain with responding units seeing flames from the distance. Incident Command and Staging were set-up off C-470, past …

West Metro South Depew 2nd Alarm

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2nd Alarm Apartment Fire At 17:28 on November 15th, 2016 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a confirmed structure fire at 3546 S. Depew St. Engine 10 arrived to a 3-story multi-family structure with a working fire in the center of the apartment building, and pulled a 2 1/2 line in to the Charlie side for fire attack. Denver Fire Department …

Jefferson County 2nd Alarm House Fire

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2nd Alarm House Fire Just after Midnight on November 13th, 2016 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a confirmed structure fire at 1172 S. Owens St. in unincorporated Jefferson County. Engine 8 arrived to smoke and flames showing from multi-story residential structures and an outbuilding, assumed command and requested a second alarm. Tower 8 arrived ans spit crews with primary …

Chatridge Fire

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Chatridge Fire At 11:50 on October 28th, 2016 Littleton Fire Rescue responded to a reported wildland fire in the area of Hwy. 85 and Chatridge Ct. in Douglas County with mutual-aid from South Metro Fire Rescue. Crews arrived to heavy fire spreading and requested a full wildland response, the fire burned several hours before being put under control. The fire …

Denver York Street Basement Fire

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Denver Basement Fire At 12:00 on October 24th, 2016 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 1142 S. York St. Truck 16 arrived to smoke showing from a single-family structure. Engine 21 established a water supply at Mississippi Ave. and York St, and Engine 16 pulled a second water supply line in. Truck 16 conducted a primary …

Wheat Ridge Kipling Street Apartment Fire

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Kipling Street Apartment Fire At 23:21 on October 21st, 2018 Arvada Fire Protection District responded to a confirmed apartment fire at 4635 Kipling St, in Wheat Ridge at the Kipling Village Apartments. Dispatch advised that possible parties trapped, and Battalion 51 requested to additional engines to the scene. Engine 52 arrived to a working fire from the 3rd floor garden …

Fairmount 58th Place House Fire

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Fairmount House Fire At 16:50 on October 2nd, 2016 Fairmount Fire Protection District responded to a possible structure fire at 14955 W. 58th Place with mutual-aid from West Metro Fire Rescue & Golden Fire Department. Engine 31 arrived to nothing showing with evacuation of a 2-story single-family structure. Engine 33 pulled a line in for fire attack in the back …

Wheat Ridge Vegetation Fire

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Wheat Ridge Vegetation Fire At 15:53 on October 2nd, 2016 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a reported brush fire at W. 32nd Ave. & Youngfield St. First due Engine 17 arrived to fire burning in a grassy area, 300 yards northwest of the La Quinta Inn. Engine 5 arrived and set-up on W. 33rd Ave. & Alkire Ct. for …

Jefferson County Hogback Fire

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Hogback Wildland Fire At 13:16 on October 2nd, 2016 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a reported small brush fire in the area west of C-470 & Bowles Ave. Upon arrival Company 13 reported a working brush fire and upgraded to a large brush fire assignment, and started a direct attack. District 3 arrived and assumed command on Eldridge St. and crews …

Air Medical Memorial 2016

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Air Medical Memorial 2016 The Annual Air Medical Memorial was held on August 20th, 2016 at the future site of the Air Medical Memorial, 10901 West Toller Dr. in Littleton. Honoring the lives of sixteen air medical crew members lost in the line of duty in 2015. The ceremony started with the flag raising, Helicopter fly-in, and the Remembrance Ceremony. Honoring: …

Firefighters Car Fest 2016

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Firefighters Car Fest The first Firefighters Car Fest was held on August 7th, 2016 at the Stenger Soccer Complex in Arvada. Crowds came out to meet with Arvada Fire Protection District firefighters, tour the fire engines old and new, check out all types of vehicles. Proceeds benefited the “Friends of Arvada Fire” 

DFD Hell Night 2016

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Hell Night 2016 Denver Fire Department put their latest class of recruits through Hell Night at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy on August 2nd, 2016.  Nineteen recruits nearing the end of a long and arduous training academy put their new skills to the test by responding to a number of mock scenarios including a car accident, confined space rescue and …

RTD Accident / Mass Casualty Drill

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RTD Accident / Mass Casualty Drill Firefighters from Adams County Fire Rescue, Arvada Fire Protection District and Westminster Fire Department tested their skills on May 15th, 2016 during a mock commuter rail / mass casualty incident in the 2200 block of west 60th Aven. along the G Line.  RTD, Transit Partners and local emergency officials simulated the collision between a commuter …

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Federal Heights Pancake Breakfast 2017 The Federal Heights Fire Department in conjunction with the mayor and city council hosted a pancake breakfast at the city’s fire station on May 14th, 2016. Hundreds of residents came out for free pancakes, eggs and sausage.  The event allowed attendees the opportunity to meet with firefighters, check out some of the apparatus and tour …

2017 Colorado Firefighter Calendar Tryouts

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Colorado Firefighter Calendar Tryouts The 2017 Colorado Firefighter Calendar tryouts were held at the EXDO Event Center on May 7th, 2016. Twenty-four firefighters competed for a spot in next year’s calendar by answering questions in their dress blues and parading across the state in part of their bunker gear. Calendar models volunteer their time to raise funds, attend events, educate children, …

Colorado Fallen Firefighters Remembrance Ceremony 2016

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Fallen Firefighters Remembrance Ceremony The 2016 Colorado Fallen Firefighters Remembrance Ceremony was held at the Lakewood Cultural Center on May 7th, 2016. Hundreds of firefighters from across the state came together to pay honor the 146 firefighters who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving the people of Colorado. This year, the names of Denver firefighter John Whelan and Louisville …

Federal Heights 84th Ave Apartment Fire

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Federal Heights Apartment Fire Just before 12:30 on May 1st, 2016 Federal Heights Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at The Lodge on W. 84th Ave.  Truck 41 arrived on scene and found heavy smoke and fire coming from one of the buildings in the center of the complex. Mutual Aid was requested from Adams County, Thornton …