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 …

Arvada Safety Fair 2015

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Arvada Safety Fair 2016 Arvada Fire Protection District hosted their Safety Fair in an effort to promote National Emergency Preparedness Month, the Arvada Fire Department and the City of Arvada teamed up with the Citizens of Arvada Preparing for Emergencies and the Apex Parks and Recreation District to host the Community Preparedness and Safety Fair at the Apex Center on …

Colorado Springs Kids First Safety Day 2016

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Kids First Safety Day The Colorado Springs Fire Department and Wescott Fire Protection District participated in the annual Kids First Safety Day at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs on August 6th, 2016.  Both departments displayed apparatus and provided fire safety information to area children and their families. The Colorado Springs Police Department, El Paso County Office of Emergency …

Cimarron Hills Open House 2016

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Cimarron Hills Open House Cimarron Hills Fire Department held their annual open house on August 6th, 2016. Local residents got to meet with firefighters, tour the station, check out the apparatus and learn about fire safety. The Department conducted a vehicle extrication demonstration and showed local youngsters the proper way to use a fire extinguisher.  The Colorado State Patrol, El …

DFD Hell Night 2016

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Hell Night 2016 Denver Fire Department put their latest class of recruits through Hell Night at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy on August 2nd, 2016. 19 recruits nearing the end of a long and arduous training academy put their new skills to the test by responding to a number of mock scenarios including a car accident, confined space rescue and …

Centennial Safety Workshop

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Centennial Safety Workshop The City of Centennial held a homeowner’s safety workshop at the Centennial Civic Center on July 23rd, 2016.  Residents got the chance to learn about building code requirements, cooking safety, smoke and carbon monoxide detector maintenance, meet with local firefighters and tour their apparatus. Firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue, Cunningham Fire Rescue and Littleton Fire Rescue …

Colorado River Station 64 Open House 2016

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Station 64 Open House Colorado River Fire Rescue held an open house at Station 64 in New Castle on June 11th, 2016. The local community came out in force to meet with firefighters, tour the apparatus, learn safety tips and enjoy lunch. Station 64 covers the east end of the district and houses an engine, truck, tender, brush unit and two ambulances. The station, …

East Metro Fire Academy Graduation 2016

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Fire Academy Graduation The 2016 East Metro Fire Academy Graduation was held at Bennett High School on June 5th, 2016.  After 26 weeks of intensive training, 21 new recruits from Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue, Byers Fire Protection District, Sable Altura Fire Rescue and Strasburg Fire Protection District were sworn in and received their badges. Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Training …

Cunningham EMS Open House 2016

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Station 63 Open House Cunningham Fire Protection District held their annual EMS Open House at Station 63 on June 4th, 2016. The public came out to meet with firefighters, tour the apparatus and enjoy sandwiches from Firehouse Subs. This year’s festivities included a child passenger safety seat checkpoint, injury and illness prevention information, free face painting, and a live auto …

Denver Fire Department 150th Anniversary

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DFD 150th Anniversary  The Denver Fire Department celebrated its 150th anniversary at the Denver Firefighters Museum on May 21st, 2016.  The community was invited to check out apparatus, visit the smoke house, tour the museum and enjoy cake. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issued a proclamation commemorating the department’s anniversary and the department’s Honor Guard retired the museum’s flag and installed one …

Federal Heights Pancake Breakfast 2017

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Federal Heights Pancake Breakfast The Federal Heights Fire Department in conjunction with the mayor and city council hosted a pancake breakfast at the city’s fire station on May 14th, 2016. Hundreds of residents came out for free pancakes, eggs and sausage.  The event allowed attendees the opportunity to meet with firefighters, check out some of the apparatus and tour the …

Colorado Firefighter Calendar Tryouts 2017

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Colorado Firefighter Calendar Tryouts The 2017 Colorado Firefighter Calendar tryouts were held at the EXDO Event Center on May 7th, 2016. Twenty-four firefighters competed for a spot in next year’s calendar by answering questions in their dress blues and parading across the state in part of their bunker gear. Calendar models volunteer their time to raise funds, attend events, educate children, …

Doors Open Denver 2016

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2016 Doors Open Denver The Denver Fire Department and the Denver Firefighters Museum were among dozens of entities who participated in Doors Open Denver (DOD) on April 23rd – 24th 2016. DOD is an annual two-day event that provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore some of the unique, high profile and historic structures in Denver. DFD opened up …