Denver Fire Department 150th Anniversary

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DFD 150th Anniversary  The Denver Fire Department celebrated its 150th anniversary at the Denver Firefighters Museum on May 21st, 2016.  The community was invited to check out apparatus, visit the smoke house, tour the museum and enjoy cake. Denver Mayor Michael Hancock issued a proclamation commemorating the department’s anniversary and the department’s Honor Guard retired the museum’s flag and installed one …

AirLife Memorial EMS Muster 2016

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AirLife Memorial EMS Muster The 19th Annual AirLife Memorial Run/Walk and EMS Celebration was held May 21st, 2016 at Hudson Gardens & Event Center in Littleton, benefiting the Friends of AirLife. The event included a 5k/10k, 5k walk and the kids fun run, including the EMS, fire and police muster with emergency vehicles on display, meet up with first responders, …

Federal Heights Pancake Breakfast 2017

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Federal Heights Pancake Breakfast The Federal Heights Fire Department in conjunction with the mayor and city council hosted a pancake breakfast at the city’s fire station on May 14th, 2016. Hundreds of residents came out for free pancakes, eggs and sausage.  The event allowed attendees the opportunity to meet with firefighters, check out some of the apparatus and tour the …

Colorado Firefighter Calendar Tryouts 2017

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Colorado Firefighter Calendar Tryouts The 2017 Colorado Firefighter Calendar tryouts were held at the EXDO Event Center on May 7th, 2016. Twenty-four firefighters competed for a spot in next year’s calendar by answering questions in their dress blues and parading across the state in part of their bunker gear. Calendar models volunteer their time to raise funds, attend events, educate children, …

Doors Open Denver 2016

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2016 Doors Open Denver The Denver Fire Department and the Denver Firefighters Museum were among dozens of entities who participated in Doors Open Denver (DOD) on April 23rd – 24th 2016. DOD is an annual two-day event that provides opportunities for residents and visitors to explore some of the unique, high profile and historic structures in Denver. DFD opened up …

Nate Carrigan Memorial

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Nate Carrigan Memorial Nate Carrigan Memorial was held on March 14th, 2016 at Faith Bible Chapel in Arvada. Hundreds came out to honor Carrigan including law enforcement, fire departments, first responders along with the general public that lined the streets and highways. Corporal Nate Carrigan of Park County Sheriff, was shot and killed on February 23rd, 2016 when he, along with …

Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2016

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Saint Patrick’s Day Parade 2016 Firefighters from around the metro area and their families participated in the 2016 Saint Patrick’s Parade in downtown Denver on March 12th, 2016. Thousands of spectators dressed in green lined the 15-block route as over two hundred entries made their way around Coors Field. Firefighters from Arvada, Aurora, Denver, Longmont, South Metro, West Metro, the …

Denver Ice Rescue Training

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Ice Rescue Training Firefighters from the Denver Fire Department took advantage of the warmer weather on January 2nd, 2016 to engage in ice rescue training in City Park.  Despite the frigid temperatures in the area over the holidays, local lakes and waterways can be hazardous for people and their pets.  Crews from the water rescue team, Station 8 and Station …

Candy Cane Festival 2015

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Candy Cane Festival Adams County Fire Rescue joined Santa Claus at the 15th Annual Candy Cane Festival at Hammond’s Candies in Adams County on December 11th and 12th, 2015. Despite the fluctuation in weather, the Adams County engine was just as big a hit as the candy and Santa himself. Other activities included a horse-drawn carriage, trolley rides, cookie decorating, …

Trooper Jursevics Memorial

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Trooper Jaimie Jursevics Memorial A Celebration of Life Ceremony for Trooper Jaimie Jursevics of the Colorado State Patrol was held on November 23rd, 2015 at the Denver First Church of the Nazarene. Thousands came out to honor her with a large procession including law enforcement, fire departments and medical responders from all over the state, region and nation. Jursevics was 33 years-old, …

Elbert Open House 2015

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Elbert Open House Elbert Fire Protection District held their annual open house on November 14th, 2015. Community members were able to meet with firefighters, tour the station and check out the department’s apparatus including their new tender. Tender 232, a 2014 Peterbilt with a 3000-gallon tank arrived in May. The annual open house coincided with the Elbert Craft Fair.

Craig Moilanen Memorial

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Craig Moilanen Memorial Craig Moilanen memorial service, a celebration of his life was held at the St. Frances Cabrini Catholic Church 6673 W. Chatfield Ave. in Littleton on October 16th, 2015 with full line of duty honors. Flags on all state buildings were flown at half-staff in his honor. A procession with fire trucks traveled from the Horan & McConaty Funeral Home …

Denver Fit For Fire 2015

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Fit For Fire 5K The Denver Fire Department 2015 Fit for Fire 5K was held on October 11th, 2015 in Washington Park in Denver. The fun run for kids, a 5K run, a 5K walk. Proceeds from the event benefit the Friends of the Denver Fire Department and the Denver Firefighter’s Burn Foundation.

Westminster Station 4 Open House 2015

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Station 4 Open House Westminster Fire Department held their annual open house at Station 4 on October 10th, 2015. Kids of all ages came out to learn about fire safety, meet with firefighters, tour the fire engines, fire truck rides and a kiddie combat obstacle course. Flight for Life was also on hand with a landing and tours of the medical helicopter.

Cunningham Station 62 Open House 2015

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Cunningham Open House The Cunningham Fire Protection District kicked off Fire Prevention Week with their annual open house at Station 62 in Centennial. The community was invited in to meet with firefighters tour the station, check out the apparatus, learn about fire safety and enjoy a free pancake breakfast. The Arapahoe County Sheriff, Arapahoe Rescue Patrol and Littleton Fire Rescue …

IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 2015

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IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial On September 19th, 2015 the 29th Annual International Association of Firefighters (IAFF) Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial was held at Memorial Park in Colorado Springs. A crowd of over 6,000 from all across the country including Canada honored the fallen, with 310 names added to the Wall of Honor this year. This is the first year for …