Donald Wescott Safety Fair

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Wescott Safety Fair 2017 Donald Wescott Fire Protection District held their annual Safety Fair at Station 1 in Gleneagle on May 13th, 2017. The festivities included safety information, static displays, fire engine rides and lunch. The Colorado State Patrol, El Paso County Sheriff, Flight for Life and Memorial Star were among the other agencies who participated in the event.

Falcon Station 4 Dedication

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Falcon Station 4 Dedication Falcon Fire Protection District held a grand opening for their newest station at Station 4 2710 Capitol Drive on May 13th, 2017, and was officially placed into service after a short ceremony. The community was invited to tour the new facility and check out the static displays behind the building. A donation lunch was provider by Boy Scout …

Federal Heights Pancake Breakfast 2017

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Federal Heights Pancake Breakfast 2017 Federal Heights Fire Department held their annual pancake breakfast on May 13th, 2017 at the Station 40. The local community came out to enjoy breakfast, learn about fire safety, meet with firefighters, tour the apparatus, Adams County Fire Rescue and the Federal Heights Police Department also were on hand.

AirLife Memorial EMS Muster 2017

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AirLife Memorial EMS Muster The 20th Annual AirLife Memorial Run/Walk and EMS Celebration was held May 13th, 2017 at Hudson Gardens & Event Center in Littleton, benefiting the Friends of AirLife. The event included a 5k/10k, 5k walk and the kids fun run, a EMS, fire and police muster with emergency vehicles on display, numerous activities including the EMS Volleyball …

Warren Tech Training Burn

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Warren Tech Training Burn Warren Tech in Lakewood hosted a live burn event on May 9th, 2017, that brought students from the Fire Academy, Law Enforcement and Forensic Sciences out to put what they have learned over the course of the year about firefighting, evidence preservation and gathering and forensic science to practical use. Fire Department partners Mark Campbell from …

Berthoud Station 2 Open House

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Berthoud Station 2 Open House The Berthoud Fire Protection District held an open house at Station 2 (4014 County Road 8) on May 6th, 2017. The community came out in force to enjoy a free lunch, meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus, and AirLife was also on hand. The also department dedicated its new Engine 2, a 2017 Rosenbauer …

Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony 2017

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Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony Colorado Law Enforcement Memorial Ceremony was held on May 5th, 2017 at Camp George west in Golden. Derek Geer (Mesa County Sheriff), Nathaniel Carrigan (Park County Sheriff), and Cody Donahue (Colorado State Patrol) were honored who gave their lives in the line of duty and added to the memorial, 306 officer names are on the Memorial, …

Doors Open Denver 2017

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Doors Open Denver 2017 Denver Fire Department participated in the 2017 Doors Open Denver program on April 29th and 30th, 2017. Stations 3, 14, and 18 were among the sixty eight sites open to the public for the annual two-day event that allows residents and visitors to explore some of city’s unique, historic, and artistic buildings. Station 3, at 2500 …

Flight for Life Lifeguard 6 Dedication

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Lifeguard 6 Dedication Flight for Life dedicated the new Lifeguard 6 (N127LG) on the front lawn of Children’s Hospital on April 28th, 2017, the first dedicated helicopter in the region that is designed just for kids. Lifeguard 6 will be based with a flight crew at Children’s Hospital, and provide transportation to children within a 120-mile service area. Lifeguard 6 …

Brett Anderson Memorial

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Brett Anderson Memorial Brett Anderson Memorial Service was held at the Grace Church of Arvada on April 28th, 2017. Anderson passed away on April 22nd, 2017 after a battle with cancer, he was 55 years-old and a firefighter for Adams County Fire Rescue. A procession followed the memorial and passed by Adams County Station 12, and than ended at the …

Tri-County Pancake Breakfast

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Tri-County Pancake Breakfast The Tri-County Volunteer Fire Department held their annual pancake breakfast in Rush on April 15th, 2017. The community and their kids came out in force to enjoy breakfast, meet with firefighters, participate in the department’s annual Easter egg hunt and help celebrate the department’s 40th birthday. Medical helicopters from Memorial Star in Colorado Springs and AirLife in …

Windsor Severance Pancake Breakfast

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Windsor Severance Pancake Breakfast Windsor Severance Fire Rescue held their annual pancake breakfast at Station 1 in Windsor on April 8th, 2017. Hundreds of community members came out to meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus and enjoy breakfast. Funds from the breakfast go to the WSFR Fire Museum in Boardwalk Park. The museum, which houses a large collection of …

Wray Volunteer Fire Department 100th Anniversary

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Wray 100th Anniversary The Wray Volunteer Fire Department celebrated their 100th Anniversary with a King of the Grill Barbeque Competition and open house on March 25th, 2017. Hundreds of community members came to enjoy barbeque, meet with firefighters and help raise funds for the department. Seventeen entries participated in the inaugural BBQ competition. Congratulations to Sam and Katie George for …

Stratton Pancake Supper

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Stratton Pancake Supper The Stratton Volunteer Fire Department held their annual pancake supper at the Stratton Fire Station on March 11th, 2017. The small community in eastern Colorado came out to support their local volunteers and enjoy all you can eat pancakes and sausage for supper. Proceeds from the annual event benefited the department.  

Saint Patricks Day Parade 2017

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St. Patrick’s Day Parade 2017 Hundreds of local firefighters, family members and friends were among the thousands of participants in the 55th Annual Saint Patrick’s Parade through downtown Denver on March 11th, 2017. Over two hundred entries were in this years parade despite the cold temperature, overcast sky and wet weather including Aurora Fire Rescue, Black Hawk Fire Department, Denver …

Aurora Polar Plunge 2017

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Aurora Polar Plunge 2017 Westerra Credit Union hosted a 2017 Polar Plunge on February 11th, 2017 at Aurora Reservoir. Hundreds of local plungers took to the frigid water to help raise funds for Special Olympics Colorado. Firefighters from Aurora Fire Rescue Station 8 were on hand with the Heavy Rescue unit to keep participants safe both in and around the …

Federal Heights ISO Class 1

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Federal Heights ISO Class 1 Federal Heights Fire Department was awarded a Class 1 Public Protection Classification (PPC) rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) effective February 1st, 2017. Most insurance companies use the PPC to calculate insurance premiums. The price of fire insurance in a community with a good PPC is generally substantially lower than a community with a …

Sips of Fire – Battle of the Badges

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Sips of Fire – Battle of the Badges The Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar hosted Sips of Fire Ladies Night – Battle of the Badges at the Grizzly Rose on January 19th, 2017. Firefighters invited local law enforcement officers from the Behind the Badge Calendar to participate in a friendly competition, which included two stepping, push-ups and bull riding. Proceeds from …

Trooper Donahue Memorial

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Trooper Cody Donahue Memorial Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue was honored on December 2nd, 2016 with a large procession on Hwy. 285 (Hampton Ave.) to the Denver First Church of the Nazarene in Cherry Hills Village. The procession included law enforcement and fire departments from all over the state and nation. Donahue was struck by a commercial vehicle on …

Denver Fit For Fire 2016

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Fit For Fire 5K Denver Fire Department held the annual Fit for Fire 5K run was held on October 9th, 2016 in Washington Park benefiting the Denver Firefighters Burn Foundation and the programs of the Friends of the Denver Fire Department. A big turnout this year at the event featuring the 5K run/walk, kids fun run and post event expo booths …