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 Vine Street House Fire

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Denver House Fire  At 20:08 on December 26th, 2016 Denver Fire Department Engine 9 was dispatched to investigate a report of a possible explosion at E. 47th Ave. and Vine St. in Elyria Swansea. Dispatch began to receive multiple calls of not only an explosion but gunfire in the area so dispatch added Tower 9 and Chief 6 to the incident. Engine …

Trooper Donahue Memorial

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Trooper Cody Donahue Memorial Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue was honored on December 2nd, 2016 with a large procession on Hwy. 285 (Hampton Ave.) to the Denver First Church of the Nazarene in Cherry Hills Village. The procession included law enforcement and fire departments from all over the state and nation. Donahue was struck by a commercial vehicle on …

Denver Tennyson Defensive Fire

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Tennyson Defensive Fire At 09:19 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 on the Alpha side. Engine 17 secured a water supply and set up the Blitz fire monitor. Truck 12 arrived and took command. …

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 …

Denver Fit For Fire 2016

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Fit For Fire 5K Denver Fire Department held the annual Fit for Fire 5K run was held on October 9th, 2016 in Washington Park benefiting the Denver Firefighters Burn Foundation and the programs of the Friends of the Denver Fire Department. A big turnout this year at the event featuring the 5K run/walk, kids fun run and post event expo booths …

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 …

Arvada Safety Fair 2016

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Arvada Safety Fair 2016 Arvada Fire Protection District held their annual Safety Fair on October 1st, 2016 at the Arvada Fire Training Center 6651 Indiana St. The community came out to meet firefighters, tour fire engine and police cars, Flight for Life, and the Fire Truck pull, which supports Special Olympics. Many booths with safety information and fun activities including …

Denver Downtown High Rise Fire

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High Rise Fire At 11:38 on September 21st, 2016 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to high rise fire at 1475 California St in Downtown. Multiple 911 callers reporting smoke and fire showing from a under construction high rise At 15th & California. Engine 3 arrived to heavy smoke showing from the Alpha-Delta corner of approximately the 5th floor of a high …