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 …

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

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Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2016 Firefighters from around the metro area and their families participated in the 2016 Saint Patrick’s Parade in downtown Denver on March 12th, 2016. Thousands of spectators dressed in green lined the 15-block route as over two hundred entries made their way around Coors Field. Firefighters from Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Longmont, South Metro, West Metro, the …

Denver Ice Rescue Training

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Denver Ice Rescue Training Firefighters from the Denver Fire Department took advantage of the warmer weather on January 2nd, 2016 to engage in ice rescue training in City Park. Despite the frigid temperatures in the area over the holidays, local lakes and waterways can be hazardous for people and their pets. Crews from Station 8 and Station 15 spent part …

Candy Cane Festival 2015

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Candy Cane Festival Adams County Fire Rescue joined Santa Clause at the 15th Annual Candy Cane Festival at Hammond’s Candies in Adams County on December 11th and 12th, 2015. Despite the fluctuation in weather, the Adams County engine was just as big a hit as the candy and Santa himself. Other activities included a horse-drawn carriage, trolley rides, cookie decorating, games …

Elbert Open House 2015

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Elbert Open House Elbert Fire Protection District held their annual open house on November 14th, 2015. Community members were able to meet with firefighters, tour the station and check out the department’s apparatus including their new tender. Tender 232, a 2014 Peterbilt with a 3000-gallon tank arrived in May. The annual open house coincided with the Elbert Craft Fair.

Craig Moilanen Memorial

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Craig Moilanen Memorial Craig Moilanen memorial service, a celebration of his life was held at the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church 6673 W. Chatfield Ave. in Littleton on October 16th, 2015 with full line of duty honors. Flags on all state buildings were flown at half-staff in his honor. A procession with fire trucks traveled from the Horan & McConaty Funeral Home …

Denver Fit For Fire 2015

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Fit For Fire 5K The Denver Fire Department 2015 Fit for Fire 5K was held on October 11th, 2015 in Washington Park in Denver. The fun run for kids, a 5K run, a 5K walk. Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of the Denver Fire Department and the Denver Firefighter’s Burn Foundation.

Cunningham Station 62 Open House 2015

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Cunningham Open House The Cunningham Fire Protection District kicked off Fire Prevention Week with their annual open house at Station 62 in Centennial. The community was invited in to meet with firefighters tour the station, check out the apparatus, learn about fire safety and enjoy a free pancake breakfast. The Arapahoe County Sheriff, Arapahoe Rescue Patrol and Littleton Fire Rescue …

Denver Trench Rescue Training

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Denver Trench Rescue Training Several crews from the Denver Fire Department participated in trench rescue training at the Rocky Mountain Fire Academy on September 18th, 2015. Trench rescue is a specialized form of rescue that involves shoring up the sides of a trench in order to removed a trapped or injured victim. Engine 1, Tower 1, Collapse Rescue, Rescue 1 …

MDA Fill The Boot 2015

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MDA Fill The Boot 2015 The 2015 Fill the Boot campaign took place September 4th through September 7th. Thousand of firefighters across the country took to the streets to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. Contributions help support MDA’s efforts to fund research and provide support services. Throughout the weekend 5280Fire.com photographers ran into firefighters from Adams County, …