Elbert Spaghetti To Go

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Elbert Spaghetti To Go Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Elbert Fire Protection District was forced to cancel their annual Wing Ding Dinner and Silent Auction. However, in order to raise money for their Firefighter Fund, the department hosted a Spaghetti to Go dinner on October 10th, 2020. Firefighters prepared spaghetti, meatballs and garlic bread for the community to purchase …

Light The Night 2020

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Light The Night 2020 Arvada Fire Protection District Engine 51 showed their support and respect for the annual National Fallen Firefighters Foundation Light the Night for Fallen Firefighters. This year marks the 25th anniversary which ran from September 27th to October 4th, 2020. In partnership with the City of Arvada, the water tower in Olde Town was lit in red. …

Another Mile High Salute

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Mile High Salute Mile High Hook & Ladder held another parade in the metro area on October 4th, 2020 to honor first responders and hospital workers. The second event in as many months targeted the Highland Ranch area. The group drove by Children’s Hospital Highlands Ranch, Wind Crest Retirement Community, UC Health Hospital, Douglas County Sheriff’s Substations, South Metro Fire …

West Metro Family Fire Muster 2020

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West Metro Fire Muster Parade West Metro Fire Rescue held their 26th Annual Family Fire Muster at their Training Center on September 26th, 2020. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic this year’s event was modified into vehicle parade through the training grounds. One hundred cars were able to participate in this year’s event. Participants were able to check out the apparatus …

Melissa Ratzmann Memorial

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Melissa Ratzmann Memorial The memorial “celebration of life” and funeral procession for Melissa Ratzmann, volunteer firefighter/PIO for the Grand Lake Fire Protection District was held on September 19th, 2020. Services, with full firefighter honors were held at the Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA south of Granby, followed by a procession to Grand Lake Cemetery. Family and firefighters then gathered at Station …

North Area Technical Rescue Team Rope Training

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NATRT Rope Rescue Training The North Area Technical Rescue Team conduct their annual rope rescue training at the North Metro Fire Training Facility on September 15th, 17th & 19th, 2020. 5280Fire.com caught up with firefighters from North Metro Fire Rescue District and Thornton Fire Department on Saturday morning as they honed their skills on tower climbing and rope rescue techniques.  …

Pueblo Fire Training Drill

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Pueblo Fire Training Drill Pueblo Fire Department was able to participate in a training drill at the Black Hills Energy plant on September 17th, 2020. Crews were called for a patient that had been injured higher up on one of the units and had to be extracted and then transported. Crews had to initiate patient care and then work together …

Mile High Salute

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Mile High Salute The Mile High Hook & Ladder Club hosted a drive-by parade through east Denver on September 13th, 2020, to celebrate local first responders and emergency workers.  The parade, which kicked off at George Washington High School, passed Denver Fire Stations 15, 18, and 19, as well as Rose Hospital, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s and …

Sunshine Fire – Med Evac Training

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Sunshine Fire – Med Evac Training The Sunshine Fire Protection District hosted helicopter familiarization training in the 3400 block of Sunshine Canyon Dr. in Boulder County on September 12th, 2020. The crew of Banner Health’s Med Evac 2 reviewed landing zone requirements, the loading of patients and emergency procedures if the helicopter should make a hard landing incapacitating the crew. …

Sable Altura Training Day

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Sable Altura Training Day Sable Altura Fire Rescue hosted vehicle extrication training at Station 41 on August 30th, 2020. Firefighters from Sable Altura, Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue, and Byers Fire Protection District took turns honing their extrication and stabilization techniques in the morning. After lunch, a mock mass casualty accident was set up behind the station and featured volunteers with make-up …

Denver Haz-Mat Rollover Simulator

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Haz-Mat Rollover Simulator Denver Fire Department held an officially acknowledge of the receipt of the $150,000 rail-car trainer (Haz-Mat Rollover Simulator) at Station 39 on August 28th, 2020. The rollover simulator was recently awarded through the FY2017 Urban Area Security Initiative (UASI) Residual Funds Grant program, which is managed by the Denver Office of Emergency Management. The rail-car setup allows …

Brendan Unitt Memorial

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Brendan Unitt Memorial On August 28th, 2020 hundreds of first responders, including firefighters, paramedics, police officers, rangers, sheriff’s deputies, state troopers and tow truck operators, from Colorado and Wyoming turned out for the memorial procession for Larimer County Natural Resources Ranger Brendan Unitt. The lengthy procession wound its way through Fort Collins and Timnath before heading to a private service …

Pleasant View Training

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Pleasant View Training Pleasant View Fire Department conducted training at 311 10th St. in downtown Golden. The building was purchased from Miller-Coors by the city of Golden, and is set to be demolished in the coming months. Golden Fire Department provided district coverage to Pleasant View Fire which allowed the on-duty crew to participate in training as well. Firefighters worked …

Lake George Spaghetti Dinner 2020

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No Spaghetti / Spaghetti Dinner Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lake George Fire Protection District cancelled one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, their annual spaghetti dinner. Instead, the department offered carryout hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks at Station 1 on August 15, 2020. The proceeds from the event, which also included an online auction, will be …

Teller County Open House 2020

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Teller County Open House The Teller County Sheriff’s Office held their 8th annual open house in the 100 block of Midland Ave. in Woodland Park on August 15th, 2020. The community came out in force to meet with first responders, check out the tools of their trade, learn valuable safety information and enjoy lunch fresh of the grill. The Divide …

Ault-Pierce Pancake Breakfast 2020

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Pancake Breakfast Ault-Pierce Fire Protection District held their annual pancake breakfast at Station 1 in Ault on August 9th, 2020. This year’s event featured social distant tables and a drive through option for those on the go. Numerous members of the local community came out for pancakes, eggs, sausage and orange juice. The Department now has a new brush truck …