Colorado Springs Franklin Street Structure Fire

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Colorado Springs Structure Fire At approximately 22:20 on March 31st, 2021 Colorado Springs Fire Department was dispatched to the 1200 block of N. Franklin St. for a possible structure fire. Once all units were en route, dispatch advised they were getting multiple callers reporting flames coming from the backyard of the house and that someone was trying to put it …

East Orchard Mesa 34.25 Road Brush Fire

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East Orchard Mesa Brush Fire On March 31st, 2021 East Orchard Mesa Fire Protection District was dispatched for a threatening out-of-control agricultural burn in the 600 block of 38 1/4 Rd. First arriving apparatus on scene found an active fire behind a house threatening structures. Mutual-aid was requested from Palisade Fire Protection District, Central Orchard Mesa Fire Department and Mesa County Sheriff …

Eric Talley Memorial

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Eric Talley Memorial Officer Eric Talley of the Boulder Police Department was honored in a memorial ceremony with family, friends, and first responders on March 30th, 2021 at the Flatirons Community Church in Lafayette. A large procession was held to the church with hundreds of people that lined the streets to honor Talley. The procession included law enforcement from all …

Aurora Buchanan Circle Garage Fire

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Aurora Garage Fire On March 29th, 2021 at approximately 16:35 Aurora Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 1785 S. Buchanan Circle.  Engine 15 arrived on scene and found a working fire in the garage. Firefighters forced entry through the garage door and extinguished the fire quickly. Crews were able to contain the fire to the …

Denver East Iowa Ave Fire

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Denver High Rise Fire At 19:29 on March 28th, 2021 Denver Fire Department responded to a possible high rise apartment fire with multiple calls in the 4200 block of Iowa Ave. in Virginia Village. Engine 24 arrived first on scene with nothing showing, went to the standpipe. Engine 19 arrived and assisted Engine 24 with stretching the attack line, and …

South Metro Dive Rescue Team Training

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Dive Rescue Training South Metro Fire Rescue Dive Team conducted dive training at Cherry Creek State Park on March 28th, 2021. Firefighters took to the water to work on search patterns, rope work and communications. SMFR has two dive units in the district housed at Station 16 and Station 31. Units on Scene: Battalion Chief 5, Safety 18, Safety 35, …

Chester Riley Memorial

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Chester Riley Memorial On March 27th, 2021 the Nucla Naturita Fire Protection District celebrated the life of “Chief 320”, Chester Riley. Chief Riley experienced a fatal medical emergency on the scene of a motor vehicle accident at DD31 Rd. and 3000 Rd. on March 20th, 2021. Chief Riley was known for being a great guy and was known to many …

Black Forest – Wescott Extrication Training

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Extrication Training Firefighters from Black Forest Fire Protection District and the Donald Wescott Fire Protection District conducted vehicle stabilization/extrication training at the Black Forest Station 1 on March 27th, 2021.  Firefighters from both departments took advantage of the spring-like weather to hone up on the stabilization of vehicles in order to treat and remove occupants safely.

Manitou Springs Live Fire Training

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Live Fire Training The Manitou Springs Fire Department conducted live fire training exercises on March 27th, 2021 at the Black Forest Fire Protection District training facility behind Station 1. Live fire training drills teach firefighters how to think clearly and act calmly under the stress of an emergency situation. Black Forest constructed the burn building in their training area about …

Grand Junction Engine 5 Dedication

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Engine 5 Dedication The Grand Junction Fire Department dedicated the city’s new Engine 5 (#2042) on March 26th, 2021. “2042” is a 2021 Pierce Enforcer with a 500 gallon water tank and 1250 gpm pump, Job Number 35179. The event began at 10:00 am with several speakers including Fire Chief Ken Watkins, Deputy Fire Chief Chris Angermuller, Mayor Duke Wortmann, …

North Metro – Thornton Live Burn Training

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Live Burn Training North Metro Fire Rescue District and Thornton Fire Department conducted joint training with a live burn building at Adams County Fire Training Center, 901 E. 68th Ave. on March 26th, 2021. NMFR and TFD trained all week long together, and early in the week they both also trained with Adams County Fire Rescue at the training center. 

Aurora Fitzsimons Way Attic Fire

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Aurora  Attic Fire On March 23, 2021 at approximately 16:15 Aurora Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported residential structure fire at 13445 E. Fitzsimons Way. Units arrived on scene and found light smoke in the residence.  Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish a fire in the attic. While pulling the ceiling firefighters were covered in old insulation that need …

Denver West Bingham Place Fire

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Denver Structure Fire At 04:20 on March 23rd, 2021 Denver Fire Department received multiple reports of a fire at a multi family structure in the 4500 block of Bingham St. in Westwood. Engine 23 arrived and laid in a supply line on Custer Pl. and Utica St. and Tower 23 reported heavy smoke showing from the back of the structure. …

Denver West 34th Ave Basement Fire

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Denver Basement Fire On March 22nd, 2021 at 17:48 Denver Fire Department responded to a single-family structure fire in the 4500 block of W. 34th Ave. in West Highland. Crews arrived to smoke showing and started fire attack and the search. The fire was put under control quickly in the basement area and the cause is under investigation. No injuries …

Lakewood Abandoned Restaurant Fire

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White Fence Farm Fire At 17:40 on March 22nd, 2021 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a structure fire in the 500 block of S. Field St. at the old White Fence Farm restaurant in Lakewood. JeffCom advised of multiple 911 callers reporting heavy smoke showing and a possible explosion. Units en route reported smoke showing in the air. District …

Parker Vehicle vs Driving School

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Vehicle vs. Building MVA On March 21st, 2021 South Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to a vehicle vs. building motor vehicle accident at 17905 Cottonwood Dr. in Parker. Engine 42 arrived on scene and found that a student driver vehicle had crashed into the front of the Western Slope Driving Institute office. The vehicle and storefront sustained moderate to heavy …

Centennial South Florence Way Garage Fire

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South Metro Garage Fire On March 20th, 2021 at approximately 20:15 South Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to a reported residential fire in the 64oo block of S. Florence Way. Engine 31 arrived on scene within minutes and found a car on fire in the residence’s attached garage. Firefighters were able to quickly extinguish the fire and prevent it from …

Aurora Pack Test

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Aurora Pack Test Aurora Fire Rescue took advantage of the spring-like weather on March 20th, 2021 to conduct annual pack testing. The pack test is a physical fitness test for wildland firefighters who must meet minimum fitness requirements. The test is intentionally stressful as it tests the capacity of muscular strength and aerobic endurance. Firefighters must complete a 3-mile hike …

Aurora Radisson Hotel Vehicle Fire

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Aurora Vehicle Fire At 20:57 on March 18th, 2021 Aurora Fire Rescue responded to a reported vehicle fire at 3155 S. Vaughn Way, at the Radison Hotel near the lobby. Engine 6 and Ladder 6 arrived on scene to find a vehicle with a fully engulfed engine compartment under a overhang, Engine 6 pulled an attack and secured their own …

Wheat Ridge Chase Street Duplex Fire

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West Metro Duplex Fire At 09:12 on March 19th, 2021 West Metro Fire Rescue and Arvada Fire Protection District responded to the 3500 block of Chase St. in Wheat Ridge on a reported structure fire. JeffCom advised that upstairs bedroom on fire with animals trapped inside. Engine 16 arrived to a two-story structure with heavy smoke showing and a working …