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 …

Colorado Firefighter Calendar Celebrity Judging Event 2014

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Celebrity Judging Event The 2015 Colorado Firefighter Calendar Celebrity Judging Event was held at the EXDO Event Center in Denver on May 10th, 2014. Two-dozen firefighters from across the state competed for a spot in the coveted beefcake style calendar by answering questions in their dress blues and then strutting across the catwalk in part of their bunker gear. The …

Evans Station 1 Pancake Breakfast 2014

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Evans Pancake Breakfast Evans Fire Protection District held their annual pancake breakfast at Station 1 on May 10th, 2014. Firefighters served up all you could eat eggs, sausage and pancakes. Proceeds benefited the Evans Fires Safety and Assistance Fund, which provides charitable assistance to victims of fires and other emergencies in the City of Evans and is also used for …

Aurora Polar Plunge 2014

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Polar Plunge 2014 After stops in Boulder, Colorado Springs, Denver and Englewood, the 2014 Polar Plunge made it’s way to the City of Aurora. Aurora Parks, Recreation and Open Space hosted the event at the Aurora Reservoir on March 8th, 2014. Hundreds of die-hard plungers, many from area law enforcement agencies, took advantage of the warm weather to go “Freezin’ …

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 …

Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Muster 2011

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26th Annual Fire Muster On June 18th, 2011 the 26th Annual Ralph Schomp Automotive and Mile High Hook & Ladder Fire Parade & Muster was held. The parade featured over 50 antique and modern fire apparatus that went on Littleton Blvd. from Littleton High School to Arapahoe Community College, which featured the fire muster that included the Colorado State Patrol Alive at 25 …

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.