Kiowa Open House

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Kiowa Open House The Kiowa Fire Protection District held an open house at Station 221 in Kiowa on July 20th, 2019.  The Department opened their doors to show of their new two-story addition to the public.  The new addition contains sleeping quarters, a day room, kitchen and training room.  Community groups will also be allowed to use the training room …

Louisville Station 2 Grand Re-Opening

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Station 2 Grand Re-Opening Louisville Fire Protection District held a grand re-opening at Station 2 895 W. Via Appia Way on July 20th, 2019. The community came out to celebrate the re-opening of the newly remodeled station with the hose uncoupling, fire engine displays, station tours, meeting the firefighters and the gym dedication in memory of Louisville Fire Department firefighter Dillon …

Victor Pancake Breakfast 2019

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Victor Pancake Breakfast The Victor Volunteer Fire Department held their annual pancake breakfasts on July 20th and July 21st, 2019, part of the town’s annual Gold Rush Days weekend celebration. The community came out to view the fire engines, meet with the firefighters, and enjoy breakfast, which serves as a fundraiser for the department.

Elizabeth Pancake Breakfast

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Elizabeth Pancake Breakfast Elizabeth Fire Rescue held a pancake breakfast at Station 271 in Elizabeth on July 20th, 2019.  The community spent part of their Saturday morning meeting with firefighters, checking out the apparatus and enjoying a nice pancake breakfast. Proceeds benefit the Elizabeth Firefighters Community Foundation.

Glen Haven Pancake Breakfast 2019

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Glen Haven Pancake Breakfast Glen Haven Area Volunteer Fire Department held their annual pancake breakfast at Station 1 on July 20th, 2019.  The community came out to support local firefighters and enjoy pancakes, scrambled eges, sausage and refreshments with the annual silent auction and bake sale. This event is a major source of income for the department. The community of …

Calhan Pancake Breakfast 2019

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Calhan Pancake Breakfast On July 14th, 2019 Calhan Fire Protection District invited the community to their station for eggs, sausage, hash browns, and pancakes. UCHealth’s Lifeline 2 and Flight for Life Lifeguard 3 also stopped by and the community members got the opportunity to tour both helicopters  Calhan Police Department also participated in the event.

Ride for Life 2019

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Ride for Life The Annual Ride for Life First Responder Poker Run was held on July 13th, 2019 and hosted by Dirty Dogs Roadhouse in Golden. The run is in memory of all of the first responders in need of mental health and grief services and for suicide prevention. All proceeds for the run are put towards taking care of …

Black Forest Station 1 Open House 2019

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Station 1 Open House On July 13th, 2019 Black Forest Fire Protection District inviting the community down to their fire Station 1 annual open house on Teachout Rd. Firefighters served out hamburgers, hotdogs, and other refreshments, and also demonstrated a simulated vehicle extrication.  El Paso County Sheriff, El Paso County Hazardous Materials Response Team, El Paso County Search & Rescue Team, El …

South Metro Academy Hell Night

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Academy Hell Night On July 12th, 2019 South Metro Fire Academy 19-1 finished out their 14th week of training by experiencing Hell Night. From the afternoon into the late night hours the recruits staffed Engines, Medics and a Tower and responded to numerous simulated incidents at the South Metro Fire Rescue Training Center.  The incidents included false alarms, odor investigations, medical …

Joes Fire Department Fish Fry 2019

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Joes Annual Fish Fry The Joes Fire Department held their annual fish fry on July 6th, 2019.  The small community on the eastern plains came out in force to meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus and enjoyed a freshly fried dinner of fish.  The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the all-volunteer department. Med Evac and AirLife also participated …

Gold Hill Pancake Breakfast 2019

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Gold Hill Pancake Breakfast The Gold Hill Volunteer Fire Department held their annual pancake breakfast and parade on July 4th, 2019.  The community came out in force to meet with firefighters, enjoy breakfast and watch the annual Independence Day Parade.  Firefighters from Four Mile Fire Protection District and Sunshine Fire Protection District also participated in the parade.

Byers Spaghetti Dinner 2019

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Annual Spaghetti Dinner Byers Fire Protection District kicked of their Independence holiday with a spaghetti dinner at Station 71 on July 3rd, 2019.  The local community came out to support the department, socialize and enjoy dinner. In addition to the spaghetti, the menu featured meatballs, garden salad, bread, dessert and drinks.

Colorado Springs Firefighter Chili Cook-Off

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Annual Firefighter Chili Cook-Off An annual MDA Firefighter Chili Cook-Off was held on June 28th, 2019 in Downtown Colorado Springs. Fire departments in El Paso County and throughout southern Colorado came together to raise funds for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. At the event a variety of venues including the US Olympic Committee, Red Bull with a motor bike jump competition, local …

Air Tanker 23 Demonstration

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Air Tanker 23 Demonstration The Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control (DFPC) along with Airstrike Firefighters hosted a media day held on June 28th, 2018, featuring Airstrike’s P-3 firefighting airtanker (Air Tanker 23), DFPCs contracted COFire Single Engine Air Tanker (SEAT), and one of DFPCs Multi-Mission Aircraft (MMA) at Northern Colorado Regional Airport in Loveland. The air tankers conducted …

Adams-Weld Joint Training

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Adams-Weld Joint Training North Area Fire Departments held mutual-aid training the week of June 17th, 2019 to June 21st, 2019 at Flatiron Crossing in Broomfield. The training included a response of multiple fire departments arriving to a commercial structure fire to operate together.  Adams County Fire Rescue, Brighton Fire Rescue District, North Metro Fire Rescue District, South Adams County Fire Department, …