Fairmount Station 32 Open House 2019

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Community Open House Fairmount Fire Protection District held their annual community open house at Station 32 on April 27th, 2019. The open house featured fire engine tours including the the engine, brush, water tender and the newer Truck 31, station tours, home fire & sprinkler burn demonstration, auto extrication, car seat & head injury prevention information, face painting, BBQ and …

Aurora Recruit Academy Graduation 2019-01

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Recruit Academy Graduation Aurora Fire Rescue Recruit Academy Class 2019-01 held their graduation on April 26th, 2019 at the Aurora Municipal Building. The ceremony began with the presentation of colors by the Aurora Fire Rescue Honor Guard and bagpipes by Wes Simonson. The invocation by Chaplain David Wurst followed with guest speakers Aurora Mayor Bob LeGare and City Manager Jim …

Ben Rodda Memorial

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Ben Rodda Memorial Benjamin E. Rodda was honored on April 22nd, 2019 at the Strasburg Community Church in Strasburg, followed by a motorcade and escort by the Federal Protection Agency from Bennett to Ft. Logan National Cemetery in Denver on Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue Quint 91. Ben passed away on April 8th, 2019, he was loving christian husband and married for …

LaSalle Easter Egg Hunt 2019

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LaSalle Easter Egg Hunt The LaSalle Fire Protection District held their annual Easter Egg Hunt in LaSalle Park on April 20th, 2019.  Hundreds of local children brought their parents to the park to hunt for brightly colored eggs, meet with firefighters and check out the apparatus.  It took firefighters over an hour to hide all the eggs, and the youngsters …

Tallahassee Station 1 Pancake Breakfast

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Tallahassee Pancake Breakfast Tallahassee Fire Protection District held a pancake breakfast and Easter Egg Hunt at Station 1, 2518 State Hwy. 9 on April 13, 2019.  The community braved the inclement weather to meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus, enjoy breakfast and watch their kids scramble for hundreds of brightly colored Easter Eggs.  Tallahassee Fire Protection District covers 361 …

RTD – South Metro Light Rail Training

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Light Rail Training RTD, South Metro Fire Rescue, and Lone Tree Police conducted an emergency preparedness drill on March 23rd, 2019, at the light rail overpass at I-25 near Sky Ridge Medical Center.   Emergency crews responded to a mock accident between a light rail and pedestrian on an elevated bridge south of the Lincoln Ave. station. Crews treated the injured, …

Trooper Groves Memorial

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Trooper Dan Groves Memorial A Celebration of Life Memorial Ceremony for Corporal Dan Groves of the Colorado State Patrol was held on March 21st, 2019 at the LifeBridge Church in Longmont. Groves died on March 13th, 2019 when he was struck by a vehicle that lost control in a blizzard on I-76 near mile marker 47 in Weld County, he …

Hillrose-Snyder Pancake Dinner 2019

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Hillrose-Snyder Pancake Dinner The Hillrose-Snyder Fire Department held their annual pancake dinner at the Hillrose Fire Hall on March 16th, 2019.  The community came out in force to meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus and enjoy green pancakes.  The annual event serves as a fundraiser for the volunteer department.

Loveland Dive Rescue Training

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Ice / Dive Rescue Training On March 8th, 2019 Loveland Fire Rescue Authority A shift Special Operations Dive Team members conducted ice/dive rescue training at a small pond in Loveland. Crews in ice rescue suits provided on water/ice support to the SCUBA equipped divers while other duty personnel served as shore support. A Rapid Deployment Craft (RDC) was utilized to …

Aurora Polar Plunge 2019

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Polar Plunge 2019 Despite six inches of fresh snow and extremely cold water temperatures, hundreds of people gathered at Aurora Reservoir on February 23rd, 2019 for the Polar Plunge.  Several firefighters from Aurora Fire Rescue were on hand to keep those “Freezin for a Reason” safe.  Proceeds from the event benefit Special Olympics Colorado. Units on Scene:  Battalion 3, Engine 10, …

Thornton Engine 71 Dedication

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Engine 71 Dedication On February 9th, 2019 Thornton Fire Department held a dedication for the new Engine 71 including the City of Thornton Mayor, council members, city manager and their staff with fire family and friends. The new engine ceremony began with transferring water from the older engine that has protected life and property for many years, with a sign of …

South Adams County Pancake Breakfast

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Pancake Breakfast South Adams County Firefighters Local 5124 held a pancake breakfast at the South Adams County Firefighters Association (Union Hall), 4711 E. 69th Ave. in Commerce City, on February 2nd, 2019.  The community was invited to meet with South Adams County Fire Department firefighters, check out some of the apparatus, and enjoy a nice pancake breakfast.  The event was …

Arvada Annual Promotion & Awards Ceremony

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Annual Awards Ceremony Arvada Fire Protection District held their Annual Promotion and Awards Ceremony “Fully Involved 2018” on January 29th, 2019 at the Ralston Valley High School. The ceremony featured the Arvada Fire Honor Guard, Pipe and Drum band, a bell ceremony, swearing in of 6 new firefighters, recognition of new hires in administration, a promotion ceremony and the year …

Beulah Open House

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Beulah Open House The Beulah Fire Protection and Ambulance District held an open house at their new Station 1 on January 26th, 2019.  The station, located at 8675 Central Ave. held a grand opening ceremony on January 23rd, 2019.   The new facility contains office space, sleeping quarters, a training room, kitchen, gym and bunker room. The station houses two Beulah …

Aurora Station 16 Grand Opening

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Station 16 Grand Opening Aurora Fire Rescue held a grand opening ceremony at Station 16 on January 23rd, 2019.  The new station, at 6500 N. Liverpool St, actually went into service in December of 2018 and serves the northeast section of the city.  City officials predict rapid growth in the area after the recent opening of the Gaylord Rockies Resort, located …

Eagle River Station 12 Dedication

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Station 12 Dedication On Thursday January 17th, 2019 Eagle River Fire Protection District held a station dedication ceremony at Station 12, 1050 Edwards Village Blvd. located directly next to Eagle County Paramedics Edwards Station. The old station was demolished over the past year to make room for the new building. The new station is home to the district chief and …

Castle Rock Ice Rescue Training

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Castle Rock Ice Rescue Training Crews from Castle Rock Fire Rescue completed 3 Days of Ice Rescue Training at the Red Hawk Ridge Golf Course Lake above Station 154 on January 16th, 2019. 3 certified instructors hosted the training to all crews who rotated through from 08:00 hours until approximately 15:00 hours. Engine 153 and Medic 154 were last crews to rotate through. Crews simulated submerged …