Denver Scrap Metal Recycling Center Fire

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Recycling Center Fire Around 16:45 on July 10th, 2016 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to 4920 Washington St. on a large recycling fire at the Denver Scrap Metal Recycling Center. Heavy black smoke was seen all around the Denver metro area, and multiple 911 callers. Crews arrived to heavy fire and black smoke in a large pile of scrap metal behind …

Cold Springs Wildfire

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Cold Springs Wildfire Around 13:30 on July 9th, 2016 Nederland Fire Protection District was called to a vegetation fire southeast of the Hwy. 72 (Peak to Peak Hwy) & Cold Springs Rd. At the same time Clear Creek County & Gilpin County crews were battling a vegetation fire off oh Hwy. 119. Nederland firefighters arrived to a large fire burning, …

Bennett Station 91 Pancake Breakfast 2016

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Pancake Breakfast The Bennett Fire Protection District held a pancake breakfast and open house at Station 91 in Bennett on July 9th, 2016. Local residents were able to enjoy breakfast, meet with firefighters, check out some of the apparatus and tour the station. The department used this event as an opportunity to discuss their future needs.  Bennett would like to place …

Hogback Wildland Fire

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Hogback Wildland Fire At 15:45 on July 7th, 2016 Golden Fire Department was alerted to a wildland fire in the area of I-70 & C-470 with multiple 911 calls reporting flames and smoke on the north side of the hill on the hogback. Crews arrived and set-up on westbound I-70 before Hwy. 93 exit at mile marker 259 with 2 …

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 …