MDA Fill The Boot 2014

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MDA Fill The Boot 2014 Hundreds of firefighters from around the Denver metro area joined with thousands of their colleagues across the country over the Labor Day Holiday Weekend to help “Fill the Boot” for MDA. Firefighters hit the streets in force to collect donations from pedestrians, motorists and other passers-by in an effort to raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Muscular Dystrophy Association is the …

Wheat Ridge assist with Cycling Challenge

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Pro Cycling Challenge 2014 Wheat Ridge Fire Protection District spent part of their day on August 24th, 2014 assisting with the 2014 USA Pro Cycling Challenge. The challenge, one of the largest cycling events in the United States, featured the best of the best in professional cycling, competing on a challenging course through some of America’s most beautiful scenery. The …

Federal Heights Fair 2014

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Federal Heights Fair The 2014 Federal Heights Fair was held on August 23rd 2014 at the Federal Plaza Shopping Center at 104th Ave. and Federal Blvd. Federal Heights Fire Department firefighters joined with other city staffers and about a dozen artists, businesses, non-profit organizations and vendors for a little fun in the sun with the community. Firefighters met with community members, gave away …

Air Force Academy Open House 2014

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AFA Open House Air Force Academy Fire & Emergency Services at the U.S. Air Force Academy held an open house at Station 1 on August 16th, 2014. Community members from across the base enjoyed lunch, met with firefighters, toured the station, checked out the apparatus, obtained safety information and learned more about the department. Firefighters conducted a vehicle extrication demonstration and …

Adams County Live Fire Training

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Live Fire Training Adams County Fire Rescue conducted several live fire training exercises at their fire training tower on E. 68th Ave. on August 2nd, 2014. In addition to the live fire training scenarios, firefighters worked on decontamination and rehab procedures in an effort to improve safety and reduce associated medical problems after a fire. Adams County Fire Rescue was formed by a …

Arvada Auto X

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Arvada Auto X The 2014 Arvada Auto-X Extrication Workshop was held on May 16th, 17th and 18th, 2014 at the Arvada Fire Training Center. A hundred firefighters, some from out of state attended the three-day training class hosted by the Arvada Fire Protection District. The workshop, which had a heavy focus on hands-on training, included NFPA 1670 technician level training …

Denver Live Fire Training

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Denver Live Fire Training Denver Fire Department firefighters engaged in live fire training exercises at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy on May 15th, 2014. Chief 5, Engine 9, Engine 14, Engine 29 and Truck 2 were dispatched to make shift structure fires at the training facility to practice fire suppression, ladder operations and ventilation. The exercise gave crews the opportunity …

Candy Cane Festival 2013

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Candy Cane Festival The 13th Annual Candy Cane Festival was held at Hammond’s Candies on December 13th and 14th, 2013. The North Washington Fire Rescue and Adams County Sheriff were among the more popular attractions. Thousands of people took advantage of the warm weather to get their holiday edibles, tour the factory, visit with Santa, meet the firefighters and check out the …

Brian Schimpf Memorial

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Brian Schimpf Memorial Brian Schimpf Memorial Service was held on December 12th, 2013 at the Denver First Church of the Nazarene. Over 100 EMS, fire and police agencies from across Colorado honored Brain in a line-of-duty funeral service. Brian worked as an instructor at the Denver Health Paramedic School, and his most recent employment was EMS Captain for Grand County EMS. …

Randall Atkinson Memorial

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Randy Atkinson Memorial Randy Atkinson, passed away at the age of 60 on October 9th, 2012. Randy began serving his community in 1972 at the age of 19 years old when he joined the Denver Fire Department and Local 858. He was elected President of the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters-CPFF in 1995 and elected IAFF 9th District Vice-President in 2007. …

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 2012

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Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial On September 17th, 2011 the 26th annual IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial, with thousands of families, friends, loved ones, and firefighters from all across the country and Canada, honored the fallen that given their lives in the line of duty, the ceremony was held at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. 154 fallen fire fighters were added …

Douglas Wilder Funeral

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Douglas Wilder Funeral Douglas Wilder, retired Assistant Chief passed away on October 17th, 2010. Doug served in the Marine Corps and then spent 36 years with the Denver Fire Department. The funeral was held at Our Lady of Mount Carmel Catholic Church in Denver on October 23rd, 2010, and the procession was followed to the Mount Olivet Cemetery in Wheat Ridge.