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 …

Denver Fire Department 150th Anniversary

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DFD 150th Anniversary  The Denver Fire Department celebrated its 150th anniversary at the Denver Firefighters Museum on May 21st, 2016.  The community was invited to check out apparatus, visit the smoke house, tour the museum and enjoy cake. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issued a proclamation commemorating the department’s anniversary and the department’s Honor Guard retired the museum’s flag and installed one …

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 …

Federal Heights Pancake Breakfast 2017

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Federal Heights Pancake Breakfast 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 the …

Colorado Firefighter Calendar Tryouts 2017

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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 …

North Park Hill House Fire

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Denver House Fire At 14:32 on May 5th, 2016 Denver Fire Department was alerted to a possible house at 2550 Kearney St. in North Park Hill. Engine 14 arrived to a single-story single-family residence with heavy fire showing from the Charlie side, pulled a 1 3/4 attack line in the offensive strategy. Crews worked unsafe conditions inside the structure, Engine …

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 …