Firefighter Chili Cook-Off 2016

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Firefighter Chili Cook-Off The 29th Annual Firefighter Chili Cook-Off, hosted by IAFF Local 858, was held in Larimer Square in downtown Denver on September 30th, 2016.  Firefighters from across the metro area traded in their turnout gear and halogen tools for cooking aprons and soup ladles in an effort to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Vail …

Denver Station 21 Pancake Breakfast 2016

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Station 21 Pancake Breakfast The Denver Fire Department held their annual pancake breakfast at Station 21 in Washington Park on September 24th, 2016. Community members from across the city came out to enjoy a free breakfast, meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus and ride on the Denver Firefighter Museum’s 1953 Seagrave engine.  A number of retired firefighters, the Friends of …

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 …

South Adams County Trench Rescue

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South Adams County Trench Rescue At approximately 11:25 on September 18th, 2016 South Adams County Fire Department responded to a trench rescue at 7222 Ivy St. in Commerce City. The first arriving units found an adult male trapped in an 8-foot trench, buried from the waist down, and called for assistance from the North Area Technical Rescue Team. Additional resources from …

Poudre Station 3 Pancake Breakfast 2016

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Station 3 Pancake Breakfast Poudre Fire Authority with the local Lions Club hosted a benefit pancake breakfast on September 17th, 2016 at Station 3, 2000 Matthews St. in Fort Collins. Proceeds go to PFA’s nonprofit Life Safety Education Fund, from which money is used to buy life-saving devices, such as smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, as well as other educational materials. 

North Area Technical Rescue Team Training 2016

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NATRT Q3 Training The North Area Technical Rescue Team held their annual 3rd quarter training at Rocky Mountain Prestress, 5801 Pecos St. on September 12th, 15th and 16th, 2016. The training, hosted by Adams County Fire Rescue, focused on structural collapse. Firefighters trained on cutting through walls and lifting 12,000-pound slabs of concrete off of victims. The NATRT consists of Adams …

Battle of the Badges 2016

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Battle of the Badges The Battle of the Badges competition was held on September 10th, 2016 at EB Rains Park in Northglenn, between the fittest first responders supporting the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life of North Denver. The event involved law enforcement and firefighters competing head to head to test their endurance, power, speed, coordination, stamina, and accuracy. …

MDA Fill The Boot 2016

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MDA Fill The Boot 2016 Firefighters from across the state joined thousands of their colleagues from around the county to help fill the boot for MDA over the Labor Day Weekend. Fill the Boot has been a strong firefighter tradition, giving families with muscular dystrophy hope for the future and support for today. 5280Fire caught up over the weekend with …