Trooper Groves Memorial

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Trooper Dan Groves Memorial A Celebration of Life Memorial Ceremony for Corporal Dan Groves of the Colorado State Patrol was held on March 21st, 2019 at the LifeBridge Church in Longmont. Groves died on March 13th, 2019 when he was struck by a vehicle that lost control in a blizzard on I-76 near mile marker 47 in Weld County, he …

Hillrose-Snyder Pancake Dinner 2019

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Hillrose-Snyder Pancake Dinner The Hillrose-Snyder Fire Department held their annual pancake dinner at the Hillrose Fire Hall on March 16th, 2019.  The community came out in force to meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus and enjoy green pancakes.  The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the volunteer department.

Loveland Dive Rescue Training

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Ice / Dive Rescue Training On March 8th, 2019 Loveland Fire Rescue Authority A shift Special Operations Dive Team members conducted ice/dive rescue training at a small pond in Loveland. Crews in ice rescue suits provided on water/ice support to the SCUBA equipped divers while other duty personnel served as shore support. A Rapid Deployment Craft (RDC) was utilized to …

Aurora Polar Plunge 2019

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Polar Plunge 2019 Despite six inches of fresh snow and extremely cold water temperatures, hundreds of people gathered at Aurora Reservoir on February 23rd, 2019 for the Polar Plunge.  Several firefighters from Aurora Fire Rescue were on hand to keep those “Freezin for a Reason” safe.  Proceeds from the event benefit Special Olympics Colorado. Units on Scene:  Battalion 3, Engine 10, …

Thornton Engine 71 Dedication

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Engine 71 Dedication On February 9th, 2019 Thornton Fire Department held a dedication for the new Engine 71 including the City of Thornton Mayor, council members, city manager and their staff with fire family and friends. The new engine ceremony began with transferring water from the older engine that has protected life and property for many years, with a sign of …

South Adams County Pancake Breakfast

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Pancake Breakfast South Adams County Firefighters Local 5124 held a pancake breakfast at the South Adams County Firefighters Association (Union Hall), 4711 E. 69th Ave. in Commerce City, on February 2nd, 2019.  The community was invited to meet with South Adams County Fire Department firefighters, check out some of the apparatus, and enjoy a nice pancake breakfast.  The event was …

Arvada Annual Promotion & Awards Ceremony

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Annual Awards Ceremony Arvada Fire Protection District held their Annual Promotion and Awards Ceremony “Fully Involved 2018” on January 29th, 2019 at the Ralston Valley High School. 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 and the year …

Beulah Open House

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Beulah Open House The Beulah Fire Protection and Ambulance District held an open house at their new Station 1 on January 26th, 2019.  The station, located at 8675 Central Ave. held a grand opening ceremony on January 23rd, 2019.   The new facility contains office space, sleeping quarters, a training room, kitchen, gym and bunker room. The station houses two Beulah …

Aurora Station 16 Grand Opening

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Station 16 Grand Opening Aurora Fire Rescue held a grand opening ceremony at Station 16 on January 23rd, 2019.  The new station, at 6500 N. Liverpool St, actually went into service in December of 2018 and serves the northeast section of the city.  City officials predict rapid growth in the area after the recent opening of the Gaylord Rockies Resort, located …

Eagle River Station 12 Dedication

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Station 12 Dedication On Thursday January 17th, 2019 Eagle River Fire Protection District held a station dedication ceremony at Station 12, 1050 Edwards Village Blvd. located directly next to Eagle County Paramedics Edwards Station. The old station was demolished over the past year to make room for the new building. The new station is home to the district chief and …

Castle Rock Ice Rescue Training

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Castle Rock Ice Rescue Training Crews from Castle Rock Fire Rescue completed 3 Days of Ice Rescue Training at the Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course Lake above Station 154 on January 16th, 2019. 3 certified instructors hosted the training to all crews who rotated through from 08:00 hours until approximately 15:00 hours. Engine 153 and Medic 154 were last crews to rotate through. Crews simulated submerged …

South Adams County Ice Rescue Training

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Ice Rescue Training South Adams County Fire Department conducted Ice Rescue Refresher Training at the Valente Lake on E. 104th Ave. on January 15th, 2019. Rescue 24 and South Adams Paramedics were on site for all evolutions for equipment and personnel safety. Crews rotated through from 08:00 to approximately 15:00 hours. Crews conducted a variety of evolutions allowing firefighters to take …

Loveland Ice Rescue Training

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Ice Rescue Training On January 14th, 2019 Loveland Fire Rescue Authority C shift conducted their annual ice rescue training at a small pond in Loveland. Each duty crew rotated through the training site during the day. Firefighters demonstrated their ability to self-rescue, reach for a victim with a tool, throw an ice rescue board to a victim, and go in …

Agate Santa Visit

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Agate Santa Visit Agate Fire Protection District hosted a visit with Santa at Station 291 on December 16th, 2018. Twas the week before Christmas at Station 291, A dozen young children waiting for Santa to come. There were smiles on their faces flushed with red hue As Santa rolled up in a shiny Rescue. The siren was blaring and the …

Olde Golden Christmas Parade

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Golden Christmas Parade Golden Fire Department participated in the Olde Golden Christmas Parade in downtown Golden on December 15th, 2018. Kids of all ages enjoyed the parade with Sparky, Buffalo Bill and Santa Claus and much more. The parade featured Golden’s new Fire Chief Alicia Welch with leadership members on the float at the beginning of the parade with key …

Wreaths Across America

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Wreaths Across America On December 15th, 2018 Arvada Fire Protection District Honor Guard posted Colors at Wreaths Across America ceremony at the Arvada Cemetery. Each December on National Wreaths Across America Day, the mission is to remember, honor and teach by coordinating wreath laying ceremonies at Arlington National Cemetery, as well as at more than 1,400 additional locations in all 50 states, …