Brendan Unitt Memorial

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Brendan Unitt Memorial On August 28th, 2020 hundreds of first responders, including firefighters, paramedics, police officers, rangers, sheriff’s deputies, state troopers and tow truck operators, from Colorado and Wyoming turned out for the memorial procession for Larimer County Natural Resources Ranger Brendan Unitt. The lengthy procession wound its way through Fort Collins and Timnath before heading to a private service …

Pleasant View Training

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Pleasant View Training Pleasant View Fire Department conducted training at 311 10th St. in downtown Golden. The building was purchased from Miller-Coors by the city of Golden, and is set to be demolished in the coming months. Golden Fire Department provided district coverage to Pleasant View Fire which allowed the on-duty crew to participate in training as well. Firefighters worked …

Lake George Spaghetti Dinner 2020

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No Spaghetti / Spaghetti Dinner Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Lake George Fire Protection District cancelled one of their biggest fundraisers of the year, their annual spaghetti dinner. Instead, the department offered carryout hamburgers, hot dogs, chips and drinks at Station 1 on August 15, 2020. The proceeds from the event, which also included an online auction, will be …

Teller County Open House 2020

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Teller County Open House The Teller County Sheriff’s Office held their 8th annual open house in the 100 block of Midland Ave. in Woodland Park on August 15th, 2020. The community came out in force to meet with first responders, check out the tools of their trade, learn valuable safety information and enjoy lunch fresh of the grill. The Divide …

Ault-Pierce Pancake Breakfast 2020

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Pancake Breakfast Ault-Pierce Fire Protection District held their annual pancake breakfast at Station 1 in Ault on August 9th, 2020. This year’s event featured social distant tables and a drive through option for those on the go. Numerous members of the local community came out for pancakes, eggs, sausage and orange juice. The Department now has a new brush truck …

Pleasant View Keg Tapping

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Pleasant View Keg Tapping Firefighters from the Pleasant View Fire Department were out in force at Barrels & Bottles Brewery at Camp George West to help with the keg tapping celebration of the brewery’s “Emergency Exit Red IPA”.  The owners of Barrels & Bottles at 1055 Orchard St. in Golden, are donating the proceeds to the department, who in turn …

South Metro Fire Training Day

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South Metro Training Day Firefighters from South Metro Fire Rescue participated in a live fire training exercise and a roof rescue at the South Metro Fire Training Facility on August 7th, 2020. First, training officers put firefighters through their paces with a live fire training exercise in the burn tower. Firefighters then rescued a mannequin who and been electrocuted on …

South Adams Donates K-9 Vehicle To Denver

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Donated K-9 Vehicle In an effort to assist with fire investigations in the metro area, the South Adams County Fire Department donated a used 2013 GMC pickup truck to the Denver Fire Department Fire Investigation Unit. Denver Fire Technician Scott Renter will use the vehicle to safely and comfortably transport Cora, DFD’s accelerant detection canine. Cora, who was obtained through …

Josh Macdonald Memorial

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Josh Macdonald Memorial On July 11th, 2020 Berthoud Fire Protection District Fire Investigator Joshua Macdonald was laid to rest following a church service at the Foundations Church in Loveland, a procession with dozens of emergency vehicles, and a graveside ceremony with full military and firefighter honors culminating with an aircraft overflight with missing man formation by the Rocky Mountain Renegades. …

East Metro Fire Academy Evolution Night

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Fire Academy Evolution Night The East Metro I-70 Corridor Fire Departments held evolution night on July 7th, 2020 with training for the current East Metro Fire Academy Recruit class including propane tank, dumpster and car fires, and all the props clean burning propane props at the Bennett Training Grounds (Station 92) 35900 E. Colfax Ave. Participating Agencies: Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue, …

Tom Young Day

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Tom Young Day On July 6th, 2020 Golden Fire Department honored Captain Tom Young for his 30 years of survival. Tom started with the Golden Fire Department in 1982. But on July 6th, 1990, Tom responded to a call to help rescue an injured hang glider who crashed on Lookout Mountain. In his pursuit to rescue the man, he was …

North Central July 4th Parade

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North Central July 4th Parade The North Central Fire Protection District in Elbert County held their annual Independence Day Parade on July 4th, 2020. Firefighters, family members and friends wound their way through the Emerald Trail neighborhood to wish residents a Happy Independence Day! A community barbeque was held at a nearby park after the parade. Elbert County Sheriff also …

Byers Spaghetti Dinner 2020

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Byers Annual Spaghetti Dinner Byers Fire Protection District held their annual spaghetti dinner on July 3rd, 2020 at Station 71. The department practiced social distancing, wore facemasks and limited seating in the bays to help keep attendees safe. Many residents picked up to-go orders that were previously ordered online. Proceeds from the annual fundraiser benefit the department. Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue, …

East Metro I-70 Combined RIT Training

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East Metro I-70 RIT Training On June 20th, 2020 East Metro I-70 Corridor Fire Departments conducted RIT training for the current East Metro Fire Academy Recruit class. A donated structure was used to set-up several challenging scenarios in tight quarters and in a basement. The recruits were met with narrow and confined spaces, zero-visibility,and other obstacles, as they had to …

Federal Heights Erine Rodrigues Retirement Ceremony

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Rodrigues Retirement Ceremony Federal Heights Fire Department honored Captain Ernie Rodrigues after over 40 years in the fire service on May 20th, 2020 with a retirement ceremony, and a procession with crews and family that lined up in front of Station 41 with apparatus from other departments including Adams County Fire Rescue, Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, North Metro Fire Rescue …

Thunderbirds Honor Colorado Coronavirus Responders

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Thunderbirds Flyover Colorado The U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds preformed a flyover to honor and salute Colorado essential front line workers and first reponders fighting the Coronavirus pandemic on April 18th, 2020 after the Air Force Academy graduation ceremonies in Colorado Springs. The flyover took them over more than 40 medical facilities along the Front Range, which was approximately 350 flight …

Loveland Hospitals First Responders Parade

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First Responders Parade On April 13th, 2020 first responders from across the front range of Northern Colorado joined together to thank the care givers at Loveland’s two hospitals. 38 vehicles from 10 agencies formed a parade and visited McKee Medical Center and Medical Center of the Rockies. The Firefighters, EMT’s, and Law Enforcement Officers dismounted the vehicles at both hospitals …