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 …

Foothills Pancake Breakfast 2016

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Foothills Annual Pancake Breakfast Foothills Fire Protection District held their annual pancake breakfast at the Lookout Mountain Fire Station at 67 S. Lookout Mountain Rd. on June 4th, 2016. The community came out to meet up with the firefighters, tour the fire station, learn about fire safety and see the fire apparatus. The community came out in force to meet …

Denver Jason Street Fire

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Denver Structure Fire Around 18:00 on May 21st, 2016 Denver Fire Department worked a structure fire at W. 39th Ave. & Jason St. Crews got a quick knock on the fire. No other information is available at this time.  Denver Paramedics & Denver Police Department

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 …

AirLife Memorial EMS Muster 2016

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AirLife Memorial EMS Muster The 19th Annual AirLife Memorial Run/Walk and EMS Celebration was held May 21st, 2016 at Hudson Gardens & Event Center in Littleton, benefiting the Friends of AirLife. The event included a 5k/10k, 5k walk and the kids fun run, including the EMS, fire and police muster with emergency vehicles on display, meet up with first responders, …

Timnath Train Derailment

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Timnath Train Derailment At 11:53 on May 15th, 2016 Poudre Fire Authority responded to a train derailment in Timnath. Crews arrived to find a Great Western train derailed, carrying silica sand. At least nine cars traveled off the track, some coming to rest on their sides on a track near 5100 School House Dr. None of the approximately 100 cars on the train, …

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 …

Arvada Robb Street Fatal Fire

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Arvada House Fire At 01:28 on May 15th, 2016 Arvada Fire Protection District responded to a possible structure fire in the 6100 block of Robb St. A 911 caller inside advised that they were trapped. Battalion 51 arrived and sized up a single-family structure with heavy fire showing from the front porch. Truck 56 arrived and started search and Engine 51 deployed …

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 …

Horsetooth Falls Rescue

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Horsetooth Falls Rescue At 16:41 on May 12th, 2016 Poudre Fire Authority was alerted to a person stranded upon Horsetooth Falls about 50 feet above the falls on a steady ledge. Employing high-angle rescue techniques, using a system of ropes, rescuers made it to the man just before 18:30. One rescuer was lowered down to the ledge where the man was stranded, …

Denver South Quebec Street Apartment Fire

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Denver Apartment Fire At 08:15 on May 12th, 2016 Denver Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire in the 4300 block of S. Quebec St. Dispatch advised that several 911 callers reporting possible shots fired, and flames visible after explosions. Tower 22 arrived to heavy fire showing from the 3rd floor of an occupied apartment building. Engine 22 laid in …

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, …