Grand County Wildland Training

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Wildland Training Exercise The Grand County Training Officers Association (GCTOA) conducted a wildland based training scenario on May 15th, 2021, along Highway 40 near the west end of Byers Canyon. Crews worked on initial fire attack, digging fire lines, evacuating an injured firefighter and establishing a water supply from the Colorado River. The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control, …

I-70 Semi Fire

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I-70 Semi Fire On May 15th, 2021 around 11:30 Pleasant View Fire Department with Golden Fire Department responded to a semi on fire at eastbound I-70 at Colfax Ave. JeffCom advised multiple callers reporting flames and smoke showing. Engine 41 arrived to a working semi fire and pulled a attack line in. Crews quickly extinguished the flames, and no injuries were …

Tri-County Pancake Breakfast 2021

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Tri-County Pancake Breakfast The Tri-County Volunteer Fire Department held their annual pancake breakfast at the fire station in Rush on May 15th, 2021. The volunteer fire department held a morning breakfast for the community, and firefighters were on hand to meet with the community with tours of the station and the fire apparatus.

Colorado Springs Gas Line Break

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Camino Drive Gas Line Break At approximately 13:10 on May 14th, 2021, the Colorado Springs Fire Department was dispatched to the 100 block of Camino Dr. for a HazMat Incident. Once en route, dispatch advised a 6-inch gas line was struck and that Colorado Springs Utilities was en route. HazMat 14 advised they only had the equipment to clamp a …

Metro Area Hazmat Training

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Metro Area Hazmat Training The Disaster Management Institute, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the North Central Region Hazmat Teams and the Colorado National Guard’s 8th Civil Support Team conducted hazardous material training at the Community College of Aurora on May 9th, 11th and 13th, 2021. 5280Fire caught up with C shift on May 13th as they worked through twelve …

Denver West Tractor Trailer Fire

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Denver West Tractor Trailer Fire On May 12th, 2021 at 15:20 JeffCom alerted West Metro Fire Rescue and Pleasant View Fire Department to a reported semi on fire at eastbound I-70 at the Denver West Parkway. Engine 41 arrived to a tractor trailer on fire with heavy involvement and pulled a line for fire attack. Engine 5 arrived and assumed …

Arapahoe County Mid-Air Collision

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Mid-Air Collision On May 12th, 2021, at approximately 10:20 South Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to a downed aircraft in the Cherry Creek State Park near E. Belleview Ave. and S. Peoria St. A single engine Cirrus SR22, owned by Independence Aviation, collided with a Swearingen Metroliner SA226TC, owned by Key Lime Air, as both planes were attempting to land …

Westminster Defensive Restaurant Fire

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Westminster Restaurant Fire At 08:26 on May 12th, 2021 Westminster Fire Department responded to a structure fire at the Pizza Hut / Wings Street, 7820 Sheridan Blvd. Engine 3 arrived to a small one-story commercial building with a working fire from the attic, pulled a 1 3/4 for fire control in the offensive strategy. Crews worked heavy fire with it quickly …

Colorado Springs Circle Drive Structure Fire

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Circle Drive Structure Fire At 16:15 on May 11th, 2021, the Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire in the 800 block of Circle Dr. On scene, AMR Medic 16 advised flames showing on the north side of the building in the basement. Engine 8 arrived on scene and upgraded the incident to a working structure fire. …

Colorado Springs Fatal Structure Fire

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Fatal Structure Fire At approximately 17:45 on May 10th, 2021, the Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to the 20 block of W Cheyenne Blvd. for a possible structure fire. Once units went en route, they could see a large column of smoke and upgraded the incident to a working structure fire. On scene, crews found a 500 square foot residence …

Aurora South Kalispell Way 2nd Alarm Fire

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Aurora 2nd Alarm Fire On May 9th, 2021 at 17:303 Aurora Fire Rescue was dispatched to a multi-family dwelling fire in the 400 block of S. Kalispell Way. While en-route Aurora 911 Emergency Communications advised there were 22 animals inside, and Aurora Police officers on scene with black smoke showing and all occupants evacuated. Engine 4 arrived on scene to …

Calhan Open House

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Calhan Open House The Calhan Fire Protection District held an open house on May 8th, 2021. After a year hiatus due to COVID 19 the community was anxious to come out in force for hot dogs and root beer floats. Firefighters got to meet with the community, show off their new 2021 Ram 5500 four wheel drive ambulance and hand …

Evergreen Station 2 Open House

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Station 2 Open House The Evergreen Fire Protection District hosted an open house at Station 2 on May 8th, 2021. The community was invited to see the department apparatus, meet the firefighters, station tours, learn safety information, and enjoy a BBQ lunch that included hamburgers, hot dogs and grilled chicken. The department also used the event to ask members of …

West Metro Academy Class 21-01 Graduation

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Class 21-01 Graduation The West Metro Academy Class 2021-01 graduation was held on May 7th, 2021 at the Dakota Ridge High School. 26 recruits graduated from the recruit academy class, 13 from West Metro Fire Rescue, nine with Arvada Fire Protection District, three with Tri-Lakes Monument Fire Protection District and one with Castle Rock Fire Rescue. Additional information was provided …

Jefferson County Fatal Semi Rollover

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Fatal Semi Rollover On May 6th, 2021 at 13:53 West Metro Fire Rescue responded to a reported rollover semi accident on Hwy. 285 near Hwy. 8 in Morrison. JeffCom advised tanker roll over and possible cab over the cliff. District 3 requested a full extrication, tech rescue and hazmat response. Crews arrived on scene of a semi truck that rolled …

Granby Trench Rescue

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Granby Trench Rescue On May 6th, 2021 Grand Fire Protection District No. 1, Grand County EMS, and the Granby Police Department responded to the 600 block of Agate Ave. at the Ace Country Hardware in Granby for a technical rescue. On scene, crews found a construction trench under the building had collapsed, with at least one party trapped inside. Crews …

Erie Holly Drive Basement Fire

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Erie Basement Fire At 14:15 on May 5th, 2021 Boulder County Communications Center dispatched Mountain View Fire Rescue and Lafayette Fire Department to a reported residential structure fire in the 2200 Block of Holly Dr. in Erie. Fire Dispatch indicated a fire in the basement with evacuation in progress. Operations were assigned to FTAC 11 and Erie Police Department was …

Denver Xavier Street Second Alarm

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2nd Alarm Structure Fire At 03:48 on May 3rd, 2021 Denver Fire Department responded to multiple reports of a construction fire in the 1400 block of Xavier St. Engine 20 arrived on scene to fire showing, and laid a water supply from Zenobia St. and W. 14th Ave. Engine 20 started a fire attack with a blitz to the Charlie …

Cherry Creek Reservoir Water Rescue

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South Metro Water Rescue On May 2nd, 2021 at approximately 11:45 South Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to a water rescue in the Cherry Creek Reservoir, near the East Shades Parking Area in the Cherry Creek State Park. Dispatch advised that a man and a dog in a kayak overturned on the lake and did not come up. At the …