Arvada West 87th Way Structure Fire

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Two Occupants Rescued At 07:47 on September 21st, 2020 Arvada Fire Protection District responded to a possible structure fire in the 6900 block of W. 87th Way at Chase Dr. in Lake Arbor. Engine 55 arrived to a medium size two-story single-family with a working fire and 2 occupants in the window and started rescue mode. Battalion 51 enroute requested …

Aurora South Gibralter Circle Fire

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Aurora Structure Fire Aurora 911 Emergency Communications dispatched Aurora Fire Rescue to a reported residential structure fire in the 35oo block of S. Gibralter Circle at 13:20 on September 20th, 2020. Firefighters arrived on scene and observed smoke coming from second story windows. Crews were quickly able to extinguish a fire in the kitchen of the home and ventilated the …

Melissa Ratzmann Memorial

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Melissa Ratzmann Memorial The memorial “celebration of life” and funeral procession for Melissa Ratzmann, volunteer firefighter/PIO for the Grand Lake Fire Protection District was held on September 19th, 2020. Services, with full firefighter honors were held at the Snow Mountain Ranch YMCA south of Granby, followed by a procession to Grand Lake Cemetery. Family and firefighters then gathered at Station …

North Area Technical Rescue Team Rope Training

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NATRT Rope Rescue Training The North Area Technical Rescue Team conduct their annual rope rescue training at the North Metro Fire Training Facility on September 15th, 17th & 19th, 2020. 5280Fire.com caught up with firefighters from North Metro Fire Rescue District and Thornton Fire Department on Saturday morning as they honed their skills on tower climbing and rope rescue techniques.  …

Douglas County Windhaven Drive House Fire

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South Metro House Fire On September 18th, 2020 at 18:20 South Metro Fire Rescue & Franktown Fire Protection District were dispatched by MetCom to an unconfirmed residential structure fire in the 9200 block of Windhaven Dr. in unincorporated Douglas County. While en route, Franktown Fire Protection District Engine 184 advised that smoke was visible from their station which prompted Battalion …

Pueblo Fire Training Drill

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Pueblo Fire Training Drill Pueblo Fire Department was able to participate in a training drill at the Black Hills Energy plant on September 17th, 2020. Crews were called for a patient that had been injured higher up on one of the units and had to be extracted and then transported. Crews had to initiate patient care and then work together …

Mile High Salute

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Mile High Salute The Mile High Hook & Ladder Club hosted a drive-by parade through east Denver on September 13th, 2020, to celebrate local first responders and emergency workers.  The parade, which kicked off at George Washington High School, passed Denver Fire Stations 15, 18, and 19, as well as Rose Hospital, Rocky Mountain Hospital for Children, Presbyterian/St. Luke’s and …

Lakewood Single Vehicle MVA

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Lakewood Single Vehicle MVA Around 14:35 on September 12th, 2020 West Metro Fire Rescue Medic 12 clearing from the hospital found a single vehicle MVA at eastbound W. Alameda Ave. at S. Quail St. in Lakewood. Medic 12 investigated and found one patient having a medical emergency and went off the road, and the patient was transported to a local …

Sunshine Fire – Med Evac Training

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Sunshine Fire – Med Evac Training The Sunshine Fire Protection District hosted helicopter familiarization training in the 3400 block of Sunshine Canyon Dr. in Boulder County on September 12th, 2020. The crew of Banner Health’s Med Evac 2 reviewed landing zone requirements, the loading of patients and emergency procedures if the helicopter should make a hard landing incapacitating the crew. …

Littleton MVA Into Store

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South Metro MVA Around 09:30 September 12th, 2020 South Metro Fire Rescue responded to reports of a car crashing into the UPS Store near the intersection of S. Broadway & W. Mineral Ave. in Littleton. When firefighters arrived on scene, they found a car had gone through the front of the store and was sitting inside. Crews assessed the driver …

Denver South Federal Blvd MVA

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Denver MVA Around 13:30 on September 11th, 2020 Denver Fire Department was alerted to a possible rollover MVA at S. Federal Blvd. & W. Yale Ave. Engine 36 arrived at S. Federal Blvd. & W. College Ave on a two-vehicle MVA with one vehicle on it side, and stretch a line. Southbound Federal was closed during the accident and investigation. …

Denver South Lowell Blvd Apartment Fire

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Denver Apartment Fire Around 12:15 on September 11th, 2020 Denver Fire Department responded to a possible structure fire in the 4600 block of S. Lowell Blvd. Crews arrived to a two-story apartment complex with heavy smoke and fire showing from the Alpha side balcony. Crews worked heavy fire conditions with extension into the attic. District 7 arrived and assumed command, …

Arapahoe County South Espana Street Vehicle vs House

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South Metro Vehicle vs. House On September 8th, 2020 at approximately 17:35 South Metro Fire Rescue was dispatched to a motor vehicle accident involving a vehicle versus a home at E. Orchard Rd. and S. Dunkirk St. in unincorporated Arapahoe County.   Firefighters arrived on scene and found that a vehicle had run off the road, struck a tree, ran through …

Sable Altura Fill The Boot

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Sable Altura Fill The Boot Due to the Covid-19 pandemic many fire departments across the country have opted to “Fill the Boot” for MDA virtually in 2020. Sable Altura Fire Rescue is one of the local departments that still opted to hit the streets. 5280Fire.com caught up with their team on September 6th, 2020 at E-470 & Gun Club Rd.