Galeton Chilli Supper 2020

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Galeton Chili Supper The Galeton Fire Protection District held their annual chili supper on March 7th, 2020. The rural community in northeast Weld County came out to meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus, and enjoy a delicious chili supper. The event featured a silent auction, fire station tours, fire extinguisher demonstrations, free smoke detectors and free address signs. Proceeds …

Donald Stratton Procession

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Donald Stratton Procession Hundreds of firefighters, law enforcement officers, and citizens lined highway overpasses and interstate off ramps during the procession on February 29th, 2020 for World War II Veteran and Pearl Harbor survivor Donald Stratton as it made its from Rocky Mountain Calvary Church in Colorado Springs to his final resting place in Red Cloud, Nebraska. Stratton, who was …

Grand County Ice Rescue Training

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Ice Rescue Training During the evening of February 28th, 2020 and morning of February 29th, 2020 Grand Fire Protection District # 1 held an ice rescue training course offering first responders the opportunity to receive an Ice Rescue Specialist Certification. This training attracted members from East Grand Fire Protection District and Kremmling Fire Protection District, as well as several firefighters …

Aurora Polar Plunge 2020

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Polar Plunge 2020 The 2020 Aurora Polar Plunge and 5K was held at Aurora Reservoir on February 22nd, 2020.  Hundreds of locals braved the frigid temperatures in order to take the Plunge. Proceeds from the event benefit Special Olympics Colorado.  The crews of Aurora Fire Rescue Ladder 5 and Engine 10 were on hand to oversee the Plunge and keep …

Dan Moran Memorial

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Dan Moran Memorial The community, family, friends and fellow first responders honored West Metro Fire Rescue Firefighter/Paramedic Dan Moran on February 17th, 2020. Nearly a thousand people attended the memorial service at the church with many more lined up along the procession route from Station 13 in Ken Caryl to the Red Rocks Church in Arvada. Moran passed away on …

Arvada Annual Promotion & Awards Ceremony Celebrating 20 Years

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Annual Awards Ceremony Arvada Fire Protection District held their Annual Promotion and Awards Ceremony “Celebrating 20 Years” on January 27th, 2020 at the Grace Church of Arvada, 6969 Sheridan Blvd. The ceremony featured the Arvada Fire Honor Guard, Pipe and Drum Band, a Bell Ceremony, swearing in of 6 new firefighters, recognition of new hires in administration, a promotion ceremony …

North Metro Truck 62 Dedication

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Truck 62 Dedication On January 26th, 2020 neighbors, friends, and family joined the firefighters of the North Metro Fire Rescue District for the dedication, wetting down, and push-in ceremony for their new aerial ladder truck at Station 62, 10550 Huron St. in Northglenn. Truck 62 is a 2019 Pierce 107’ Ascendant heavy-duty ladder on a Velocity chassis with a 525 …

Aurora Station 5 Grand Opening

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Station 5 Grand Opening Aurora Fire Rescue Station 5 officially went into service on December 18th, 2019.  However, the department held their official grand opening ceremony for the new station at 1141 N. Laredo St. on January 24th, 2020.  Festivities included a ribbon cutting, hose uncoupling, station tours, and a public art dedication. The new station, which will house the …

Denver Hell Night Class 19-03

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Denver Hell Night The Denver Fire Department held their annual Hell Night for the latest class of recruits “Class 2019-03” on January 14th, 2020 at the Denver Fire Training Center. The new recruits trained by responding to back to back mock scenarios through the day and late into the night including structure fires, car fires, car accidents, extractions, trapped victims, …

Troy Jackson Memorial

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Troy Jackson Memorial Funeral services for South Metro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Troy Jackson was held was at Denver First Church of the Nazarene in Cherry Hills Village on December 20th, 2019.  Hundreds of firefighters from around Colorado came out to pay their respects to Chief Jackson, his family, and his colleagues.  After the service a procession of over 100 …

Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar Puppies & Patron

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Puppies and Patron The Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar held their 1st annual Puppies and Patron on December 16th, 2019 at the EXDO Event Center. Crowds came out to cuddle and play with puppies from Lifeline Puppy Rescue, meet the firefighters from Fire Rescue Dog Calendar, photos with puppies and Santa, ornament decorating, and more. Calendars may be purchased at www.firerescuedogs.com

Chief Troy Jackson Dignified Honors

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Chief Jackson Dignified Honors On December 16th, 2019 firefighters gathered at UCHealth Highlands Ranch Hospital to support the family and friends of South Metro Fire Rescue Assistant Chief Troy Jackson. The SMFR Honor Guard provided dignified honors during a small hero transport procession to Crown Hill Mortuary in Wheat Ridge. Honor watch began immediately and firefighters will remain with Chief Jackson 24 …

Lands End Santa Vista

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Lands End Santa Vista The Lands End Fire Protection District welcomed Santa and his helpers at Station 111 on December 14th, 2019. The community came out to meet with Santa, firefighters, see the fire engines and station. Kids of all ages had fun decorating cookies and getting photos with Santa.

Hygiene Santa Visit

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Hygiene Santa Visit The Hygiene Fire Protection District hosted a visit from Santa for a few hours on December 14th, 2019. Local residents brought their kids to meet with Santa, tell him what they want for Christmas, and take a few photos. Firefighters showed off their apparatus and held a forcible entry demonstration.

Rattlesnake Santa Visit 2019

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Rattlesnake Santa Visit With less than two weeks before Christmas, Santa Claus took time out of his busy schedule to visit Rattlesnake Fire Protection District Station 252 on December 14th, 2019. Neighbor kids came out to tell Santa what they want for Christmas, decorate Christmas cookies, meet with firefighters, and check out the apparatus.