Sips of Fire – Battle of the Badges

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Sips of Fire – Battle of the Badges The Fire Rescue Dogs Calendar hosted Sips of Fire Ladies Night – Battle of the Badges at the Grizzly Rose on January 19th, 2017. Firefighters invited local law enforcement officers from the Behind the Badge Calendar to participate in a friendly competition, which included two stepping, push-ups and bull riding. Proceeds from …

Trooper Donahue Memorial

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Trooper Cody Donahue Memorial Colorado State Patrol Trooper Cody Donahue was honored on December 2nd, 2016 with a large procession on Hwy. 285 (Hampton Ave.) to the Denver First Church of the Nazarene in Cherry Hills Village. The procession included law enforcement and fire departments from all over the state and nation. Donahue was struck by a commercial vehicle on …

Frederick-Firestone Community Safety Day 2016

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Community Safety Day The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District held their annual fall Community Safety Day at the Home Depot in Firestone on October 22nd, 2016. Community members were able to meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus, tour the fire safety house and learn about fire safety. The Firestone Police Department, AirLife, the Carbon Valley Rotary Club and Home Depot …

Denver Fit For Fire 2016

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Fit For Fire 5K Denver Fire Department held the annual Fit for Fire 5K run was held on October 9th, 2016 in Washington Park benefiting the Denver Firefighters Burn Foundation and the programs of the Friends of the Denver Fire Department. A big turnout this year at the event featuring the 5K run/walk, kids fun run and post event expo booths …

Cunningham Station 62 Open House 2016

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Station 62 Open House Cunningham Fire Protection District kicked off Fire Prevention Week with an open house at Station 62 on October 8th, 2016. The community came out to tour the station, check out the apparatus, meet with firefighters and learn about fire safety. The department also provided child safety seat checks and a free pancake breakfast.  Littleton Fire Rescue, Arapahoe …

Westminster Station 6 Open House 2016

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Westminster Open House Westminster Fire Department held an open house at Station 6 on October 1st, 2016. Hundreds of community members came out to meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus, ride on a 1956 Seagrave engine, learn about fire safety and enjoy a free lunch.  The Westminster Police Department and Flight for Life also participated in the event.

Arvada Safety Fair 2016

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Arvada Safety Fair 2016 Arvada Fire Protection District held their annual Safety Fair on October 1st, 2016 at the Arvada Fire Training Center 6651 Indiana St. The community came out to meet firefighters, tour fire engine and police cars, Flight for Life, and the Fire Truck pull, which supports Special Olympics. Many booths with safety information and fun activities including …

Firefighter Chili Cook-Off 2016

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Firefighter Chili Cook-Off The 29th Annual Firefighter Chili Cook-Off, hosted by IAFF Local 858, was held in Larimer Square in downtown Denver on September 30th, 2016.  Firefighters from across the metro area traded in their turnout gear and halogen tools for cooking aprons and soup ladles in an effort to help raise money for the Muscular Dystrophy Association. The Vail …

Denver Station 21 Pancake Breakfast 2016

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Station 21 Pancake Breakfast The Denver Fire Department held their annual pancake breakfast at Station 21 in Washington Park on September 24th, 2016. Community members from across the city came out to enjoy a free breakfast, meet with firefighters, check out the apparatus and ride on the Denver Firefighter Museum’s 1953 Seagrave engine.  A number of retired firefighters, the Friends of …

Poudre Station 3 Pancake Breakfast 2016

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Station 3 Pancake Breakfast Poudre Fire Authority with the local Lions Club hosted a benefit pancake breakfast on September 17th, 2016 at Station 3, 2000 Matthews St. in Fort Collins. Proceeds go to PFA’s nonprofit Life Safety Education Fund, from which money is used to buy life-saving devices, such as smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, as well as other educational materials. 

Battle of the Badges 2016

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Battle of the Badges The Battle of the Badges competition was held on September 10th, 2016 at EB Rains Park in Northglenn, between the fittest first responders supporting the American Cancer Society and the Relay for Life of North Denver. The event involved law enforcement and firefighters competing head to head to test their endurance, power, speed, coordination, stamina, and accuracy. …

MDA Fill The Boot 2016

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MDA Fill The Boot 2016 Firefighters from across the state joined thousands of their colleagues from around the county to help fill the boot for MDA over the Labor Day Weekend. Fill the Boot has been a strong firefighter tradition, giving families with muscular dystrophy hope for the future and support for today. 5280Fire caught up over the weekend with …

Colorado Springs Kids First Safety Day 2016

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Kids First Safety Day The Colorado Springs Fire Department and Wescott Fire Protection District participated in the annual Kids First Safety Day at the Chapel Hills Mall in Colorado Springs on August 6th, 2016.  Both departments displayed apparatus and provided fire safety information to area children and their families. The Colorado Springs Police Department, El Paso County Office of Emergency …

Cimarron Hills Open House 2016

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Cimarron Hills Open House Cimarron Hills Fire Department held their annual open house on August 6th, 2016. Local residents got to meet with firefighters, tour the station, check out the apparatus and learn about fire safety. The Department conducted a vehicle extrication demonstration and showed local youngsters the proper way to use a fire extinguisher.  The Colorado State Patrol, El …