Elbert Fire Annual Fundraiser 2014

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Elbert Fire Fundraiser Elbert Fire Protection District held their annual fall fundraiser on November 8th, 2014. The proceeds from the silent auction and sale benefited the Elbert Firefighters Fund. Community members were able to bid on a number of items including Denver Broncos sports memorabilia and collectible dolls. Other donated miscellaneous items and “Proud Supporter” of Elbert Fire Rescue T-shirts …

Brighton Truck or Treat 2014

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Brighton Truck or Treat Brighton Fire Rescue District Brighton Fire Rescue held their annual Truck or Treat at Station 51 in downtown Brighton on October 25th, 2014. Hundreds of ghosts, ghouls, goblins and other costumed characters attended the spooktacular for some early trick-or-treating. Attendees met with firefighters, picked their favorite carved pumpkin, checked out the haunted engine, toured the spooky …

Eagle River Station 7 Pancake Breakfast 2014

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Eagle River Pancake Breakfast The Eagle River Fire Protection District held a pancake breakfast at Station 7 in Avon on September 28th, 2014 to help raise funds for the Eagle County Emergency Responders Fund. The Fund was unofficially launched on September 11, 2014, as a civilian run organization committed to raising funds on behalf of all emergency responders in Eagle …

Arvada Safety Fair 2014

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Arvada Safety Fair 2014 Arvada Fire Protection District hosted their Safety Fair at the Apex Recreation Center on September 20th, 2014. Attendees were able to meet with firefighters, check out an engine, look at an ambulance and learn a plethora of important safety tips. The Arvada Police Department, Jefferson County Sheriff and the Salvation Army Emergency Disaster Services also participated in …

2014 Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb

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Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb The 2014 Denver 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb was held at the Century Link Building in downtown Denver on September 11th. 2014. Hundreds of Firefighters from 51 departments and 10 states, climbed the 55 story building twice in full turnout gear, carrying a piece of equipment used for high-rise fires. The primary purpose of the Memorial …

NATRT Trench Training

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NATRT Trench Training The North Area Technical Rescue Team conducted trench rescue training at Standley Lake in Westminster on September 8th, 9th and 12th, 2014. Team members were able to hone their skills identifying hazards, selecting equipment, monitoring the atmosphere, shoring the scene and removing victims. The North Area Technical Rescue Team (NATRT) was formed in June of 1995 as a coordinated technical …

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 …

Denver Auto Extrication Training 2014

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Auto Extrication Training Denver Fire Department took advantage of the warm weather on August 13th, 2014 to tear apart a few unclaimed cars left at the Denver Sheriff’s impound lot. The crews of Engine 9, Tower 9 and Hamer 1 assembled at Crusher Auto and Truck Salvage on Brighton Blvd. to practice removing windshields, prying open doors, cutting back a roof and removing parts of a dashboard. The …

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 …

Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Muster 2014

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29th Annual Fire Muster The 29th Annual Ralph Schomp Automotive Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Parade & Muster was held on June 15th, 2014. The fire apparatus parade went down Littleton Blvd. in Downtown Littleton, and ended at the Arapahoe Community College for the fire muster. The fire muster featured fire truck rides, Littleton Fire Rescue auto extrication demo, and the …

East Metro Fire Academy Graduation 2014

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Fire Academy Graduation After four months of arduous training, the East Metro Fire Training Academy graduation was held on June 8th, 2014 at the Bennett Recreation Center. Despite heavy rain, rolling thunder and a nearby tornado warning, 30 recruits took the oath of service and pinned on their badges in front of family, friends and fellow firefighters. Cunningham Fire Protection …

Denver ARFF Training at DIA

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Denver ARFF Training Denver firefighters assigned to Denver International Airport engaged in Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting (ARFF) training on May 27th, 2014. Denver firefighters use three ARFF rigs to extinguish exterior flames before advancing hand lines inside the aircraft. The Denver Fire Department ARFF Training Academy at DIA is a modern, safe facility that trains firefighters in the most advanced …

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 …