• July 13, 2020

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    Powers Ave Commercial Structure Fire
    07/11/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 5:40 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020, Engine 11 responded to a fire alarm activation at the Buck Recreation Center, located at 2004 W. Powers Avenue in Littleton. No signs of smoke or fire were visible on arrival, but after investigating the cause of the alarm, a fire was discovered on the roof.
    Riverscape Ct. Structure Fire
    07/07/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:41 p.m. on Monday July 6, 2020, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to a reported construction site on fire with heavy fire/smoke conditions present and people with injuries near the intersection of Riverscape Ct. & Channel Dr. in Unincorporated Douglas County.
    Cherokee Trail Brush Fire
    07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before sunset on July 4th, Local 2086 and 1290 from Aurora responded to a brush fire at the corner of Cherokee Trail and Chambers Way in Arapahoe County. When members arrived, they found thick vegetation burning behind an apartment building. Because of difficult ground access for hose lines, an aerial ladder was used to spray water into the burn area to extinguish the flames.
    Chatridge 2 Hot Spots
    07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the afternoon of July 4th, Local members responded to a small bush on fire in the Chatridge 2 burn scar, while simultaneously investigating several reports of smoke west of Wadsworth between Waterton and Deer Creek Canyons. To assist in the search for hot spots, Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control’s Multi Mission Aircraft was requested for a reconnaissance mission.
    Whitaker Dr. Structure Fire
    07/06/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Local members got an early start to Independence Day after a person driving by at 12:45 a.m. reported a house on fire in the 21100 block of E. Whitaker Dr. in Arapahoe County. Sheriff Deputies were first to arrive, they woke up the residents who safely evacuated. Members arrived a short time later and extinguished a fire burning up the side of the home before it could extend inside.
    Chatfield State Park Brush Fire
    07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 3 p.m. on Thursday afternoon, Local members responded to a brush fire at the Chatfield State Park Campground. A plume of smoke was visible from several miles away. Park Rangers evacuated the immediate area and the Douglas County contract helicopter was launched as a precaution.
    West Davies Ave. Structure Fire
    07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 9:43 p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to their second working house fire of the night, this time in the 2100 block of West Davies Avenue in Littleton. The 911 caller reported a power outage and possible electrical fire in the home. First arriving members encountered light smoke filling the street and advanced a hose line inside.
    Appleton Cir. Structure Fire
    07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 8 p.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to a report of haze and smoke odor inside a home at 7044 E. Appleton Circle in Centennial. When members arrived, there was nothing visible from the street, but smoke was found inside. After investigating, a neighboring unit was found charged with smoke and a full structure fire response was dispatched.
    Elmhurst Dr. Brush Fire
    07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:45 on Wednesday afternoon, Local members responded to numerous reports of a brush fire burning in the open space behind 7573 W. Elmhurst Drive in Jefferson County. Upon arrival, gusty winds were spreading the fire at a moderate rate, prompting a call for more equipment and personnel. By 4 p.m.
    E470 Brush Fire
    07/02/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 11 a.m. on Wednesday July 1, 2020, Local members responded to a small brush fire burning in between E-470 and Liberty Blvd. west of Peoria St. When members from Engine 44 arrived on scene, they found 2-3 separate fires burning and spreading to the north of the highway. The fire was upgraded to a large brush fire, bringing additional suppression units to the scene.
    Union Meeting and Informational Session Today
    07/02/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The Local 858 Union Meetingtoday at 8:30 am at 12 Lakeside Lane. If you wish to attend you will need to RSVP, please select the link below : Thursday, July 2nd @ 8:30 am (Click Here)   If you wish to attend the Informational Session virtually. You will need to Pre-Register by selecting the link below.
    Union Steward Seminar
    07/01/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Brothers and Sisters, Due to the current pamdemic restrictions, we decided to have the Union Stewards Seminar separate from the Union Meeting. It will be held on July 22nd at 5 pm, and July 23rd at 8:30 am. We will meet at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212 in the Union Office.  We will provide pizza at the night meeting and breakfast burritos at the morning meeting.
    Union Meeting Invitation
    07/01/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    The Local 858 Union Meetings are being held tonight at 7 pm and tomorrow at 8:30 am at 12 Lakeside Lane. If you wish to attend you will need to RSVP, please select which meeting you would like to attend: Wednesday, July 1st @ 7 pm (Click Here) Thursday, July 2nd @ 8:30 am (Click Here)   If you wish to attend the Informational Session, these are the links to the Zoom Meeting.
    Chatridge Urban Interface Brush Fire
    06/30/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just before 10 a.m. on Monday June 29, 2020, multiple 911 callers reported a brush fire on the east side of Highway 85 at Chatridge Drive in Douglas County. When Local 2086 members arrived, they found several acres already burning with a flame front moving at a moderate to rapid rate of spread to the northeast.
    Monday Morning Headlines 6/29/2020
    06/29/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning, This week is Union Meeting Week! We will be conducting business this week with an in-person union meeting on Wednesday, July 1st, 2020, at 7 pm and Thursday, July 2nd, 2020, at 8:30 am. We will be in the Event Space at the Union Office at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver, CO 80212.   As we try to get back to normal, we still have restrictions to follow.
    Cottonwood Dr. Extrication
    06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 3:11 p.m. on Wednesday, June 24th, Local members responded to a collision involving an overturned vehicle on Cottonwood Drive just east of Chambers Road. Parker Police Officers were first to arrive, they found a truck on its side with heavy damage and the driver trapped inside. Stabilization struts were used to secure the truck so it wouldn’t move while members assessed the patient.
    Kendall Ct. Vehicle vs Building
    06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 1:37 a.m. on Tuesday, June 23rd, Local members responded to a vehicle collision involving two structures on Kendall Court in Castle Pines North. The vehicle entered a garage and drove through a wall, damaging 3 separate garages in the building.
    Centennial Public Assist
    06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    A good deed for an elderly couple doubled as a training opportunity for South Metro’s Technical Rescue Team today. When Local members responded to a medical emergency at a home in Centennial, they noticed dangerous structural damage above the front door from shifting soil.
    Swift Water Rescue Training
    06/25/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Local members participated in swift water rescue training along and in the South Platte River near Reynold's Landing in Littleton this week. https://www.southmetro.
    Monday Morning Headlines 6/22/2020
    06/22/20 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    Good Monday Morning I hope you all had a great father's day and were able to spend time with your family this weekend.   This week is the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Annual Meeting. It's scheduled for tomorrow, Tuesday, June 23, and Wednesday, June 24, from 9 am until 1 pm.  Denver Firefighters are allowed 12 Delegates and additional alternates or guests.
    University Blvd Shed Fire
    06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 6:17 p.m. on Sunday June 14, 2020, Local members responded to a reported house fire at 6350 S. University Blvd. in Centennial. While enroute, crews observed a plume of smoke from several blocks away. Upon arrival, members found one shed fully engulfed with fire, extending to another shed and fence. The fire was quickly extinguished, no injuries occurred, and the home was not damaged.
    Big Stone Drive Structure Fire
    06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Working smoke alarms alerted a family to fire burning in their garage just after 2 a.m. on Sunday June 14th. Local members responded to the home on Big Stone Drive in Douglas County and found smoke visible on arrival. Members cut a large hole in the garage door to access the fire, which was quickly extinguished.
    Academy 20-1 Hell Night
    06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    During the evening of Friday June 12th into the early morning hours of Saturday June 13th, South Metro Fire Academy Recruits from class 20-1 experienced “Hell Night.” A long-standing tradition at SMFR, the night is filled with a variety of training calls that put the soon to be probationary firefighters to the test.
    Norwood Drive Brush Fire
    06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 12:46 p.m. on Saturday, June 13th, Local members responded to a vegetation fire along the railroad tracks west of Norwood Drive and Highway 85 in Douglas County. Members found a slow-moving grass fire and used hand tools and water pump backpacks to extinguish it. No structures were threatened, and no injuries occurred. https://www.southmetro.
    Chatfield State Park Water Rescue
    06/16/20 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    In the afternoon of Saturday, June 13th, Local 2086 and 1309 members responded to Chatfield State Park for two people in the water, in distress. One victim was quickly rescued by Park Rangers and brought to shore where members transported them to the hospital. The second victim went under water and did not resurface.
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