Denver North Ogden Street Restaurant Fire

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Denver Restaurant Fire At approximately 18:50 on June 16th, 2016 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire at Wok Uptown Restaurant 1789 N. Ogden St. Firefighters from nearby Station 8 arrived at the Chinese eatery within minutes and brought the fire under control quickly. Crews remained on scene about 45 minutes checking the roof and ventilating the building. …

Colorado River Station 64 Open House 2016

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Station 64 Open House Colorado River Fire Rescue held an open house at Station 64 in New Castle on June 11th, 2016. The local community came out in force to meet with firefighters, tour the apparatus, learn safety tips and enjoy lunch. Station 64 covers the east end of the district and houses an engine, truck, tender, brush unit and two ambulances. The station, …

East Metro Fire Academy Graduation 2016

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Fire Academy Graduation The 2016 East Metro Fire Academy Graduation was held at Bennett High School on June 5th, 2016.  After 26 weeks of intensive training, 21 new recruits from Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue, Byers Fire Protection District, Sable Altura Fire Rescue and Strasburg Fire Protection District were sworn in and received their badges. Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Training …

Cunningham EMS Open House 2016

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Station 63 Open House Cunningham Fire Protection District held their annual EMS Open House at Station 63 on June 4th, 2016. The public came out to meet with firefighters, tour the apparatus and enjoy sandwiches from Firehouse Subs. This year’s festivities included a child passenger safety seat checkpoint, injury and illness prevention information, free face painting, and a live auto …

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 …

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 …

Doors Open Denver 2016

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2016 Doors Open Denver The Denver Fire Department and the Denver Firefighters Museum were among dozens of entities who participated in Doors Open Denver (DOD) on April 23rd – 24th 2016. DOD is an annual two-day event that provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore some of the unique, high profile and historic structures in Denver. DFD opened up …

Denver Commercial Warehouse Fire

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Denver Commercial Fire At approximately 19:40 on April 22nd, 2016 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a reported structure fire in a commercial warehouse at 5000 41st Ave. Crews found heavy smoke on arrival, and made quick work of a rooftop fire at a commercial marijuana grow operation. No injuries were reported. Units on Scene: Chief 2, Chief 4, Ops …

Commerce City Residential Fire

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Commerce City Residential Fire At approximately 11:00 on April 11th, 2016, the South Adams County Fire Department was dispatched to a residential structure fire at 6820 Niagra St. in Commerce City. The first responding unit arrived on scene and found smoke and flames coming from a one-story clapboard residence. Firefighters hit a hydrant across the street and were able to …

Denver River Rescue

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Denver River Rescue At approximately 17:30 on April 28th, 2016 Denver Fire Department responded to a river rescue in the South Platte River near Denargo St. and Arkins Ct.  A male subject on railroad right-of-way attempted to flee Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad Police by crossing across the river when he became stuck. A member of the water rescue team …

Westminster Lowell Blvd Apartment Fire

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Westminster Apartment Fire At 12:30 on April 9th, 2016 Westminster Fire Department responded to a apartment fire in the area of Lowell Blvd. & Bradburn Dr. Engine 2 arrived to the at the Mountain Terrace Apartments with fire showing, Engine 2 started fire attack with fire from bushes, which extended to the side of the structure. Units on Scene: Westminster: Battalion 1, …

Denver Rockies Inn Fire

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Denver Rockies Inn Fire On April 1st, 2016 at approximately 17:00 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in the former Rockies Inn on Evans Ave. near I-25. Firefighters arrived on scene and found heavy flames and smoke spreading through the building. Smoke could be scene from throughout the metro area.  Crews were on scene several hours battling …