• January 18, 2019

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    Firefighter Museum Workshops
    01/18/19 - Retired Fire Fighters Association of Denver
    The Museum is hosting a workshop each month on various related fire topics. The cost is $10.00 - $20.00 per person depending on the event.
    Dunning Circle Car vs Houses
    01/16/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday January 16th, Local members responded to a reported explosion on Dunning Circle in Highlands Ranch. As crews were responding additional 911 callers reported a vehicle left the roadway and struck a house. When members arrived, they found 2 homes with significant structural damage and the driver of the vehicle with serious injuries.
    Retirement Party!
    01/10/19 - IAFF Local #1945
    Come celebrate years of service at the Retirement Party of three of 1945's best.  Mike Chavez, Mark Fowler, and Randy Wright are retiring and going out with a bang at 5:00pm Friday, Jan.11th at the Drake Center.
    Highlands Ranch Basketball Game
    01/10/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the evening Wednesday January 9th, a small group local members put their athletic skills to the test during a basketball game with the Highlands Ranch Community Association, Therapeutic Recreation Southridge Nuggets Team. The Firefighters got beat for the second year in a row with a final score of 68-26, but both teams celebrated the victory! http://www.southmetro.
    Bennett 2nd Alarm Mutual Aid Structure Fire
    01/10/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after the noon hour on Wednesday, January 9, 2019 Bennett-Watkins Fire Rescue transmitted a 2nd Alarm for a structure fire involving hazardous materials near East Quincy Avenue and South Watkins Road in Arapahoe County.
    January Delegate Meeting
    01/02/19 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    The January CPFF Delegate Meeting will be hosted by Fairmount Local 5013 on Thursday, January 17th at 10:30 AM. The Location will be the Colorado Professional Fire Fighters Center, located at 12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO, 80212. We look forward to seeing you all there.
    January Union Meeting Reminder
    01/02/19 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    This is a reminder that the January Union meeting will take place at The Colorado Professional Fire Center (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) Wednesday, January 2nd at 7:00 pm and Thursday, January 3rdat 8:30 am. A few things to be aware of:  1.
    South Metro and Littleton Fire Unification
    01/01/19 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    South Metro and Littleton Firefighters celebrated New Years Day at Firehouse 11 with a historic assumption of command ceremony. Elected officials, chief officers, honor guard, pipes & drums and family members were in attendance as Interim Chief Jeff Tasker transferred command to Chief Bob Baker. The two fire districts are now officially unified as one. https://www.southmetro.
    Trenton Way Multi Family Structure Fire
    12/31/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 8:08 p.m. on Sunday December 30th, Local members responded to numerous 911 reports of an apartment building on fire at 2172 S. Trenton Way in Arapahoe County. While en-route, Battalion Chief 5 observed heavy flames and requested a 2nd Alarm, nearly doubling the amount of members and equipment.
    Willamette Lane Structure Fire
    12/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 8:16 a.m. on Sunday December 16th, Local members responded to a house fire at 3700 Willamette Lane in Greenwood Village. Upon arrival members encountered heavy smoke pushing out of an outdoor chimney, surrounding attic and roof space adjacent to the home.
    Briargrove Way Structure Fire
    12/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:29 p.m. on Saturday December 15th Local members responded to numerous 911 reports of a garage fire on Briargrove Way in Highlands Ranch. First arriving Engine and Medic 17 reported a fully engulfed 3-car garage and began attacking the flames which were already reaching above the second floor. Members searched the interior of the home and found no fire extension inside the living space.
    South Metro is Hiring
    12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    South Metro Fire Rescue is hiring entry level firefighters and paramedics.  For more information on the hiring please click on the link below.  http://www.southmetro.org/jobs.
    Florida Ave Car vs Building
    12/12/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 2:32 a.m. on Wednesday December 12th, Local members responded to a vehicle vs. building accident at 8828 E. Florida Avenue in Arapahoe County. A sedan crashed through the garden level wall of 2 apartment units injuring the driver and a resident inside, both were transported to the hospital with minor injuries.
    Commons St. Commercial Structure Fire
    12/09/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Just after 8 p.m. on Saturday December 8th, Local members were dispatched to a fire alarm activation at 10005 Commons Street in Lone Tree. Upon arrival members found water flowing from the fire sprinkler system and one unit in the strip mall full of smoke.
    C470 Heavy Equipment Fire
    12/07/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 2:39 a.m. on Friday December 7th, Local members responded to a heavy equipment fire on C-470 west of Lucent Blvd. First arriving Engine 16 found a concrete texture curing machine with flames visible and heavy smoke drifting over the westbound lanes. For safety, traffic was briefly shut down while members extinguished the fire.
    18-1 Academy Graduation
    12/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the evening of Friday November, 30th a graduation ceremony was held for Academy Class 18-1 at Rocky Vista University. Congratulations to our new Probationary Firefighters!  We look forward to working with you all! https://www.southmetro.
    Latigo Way Structure Fire
    11/30/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 7:30 p.m. on Thursday November 29, 2018, Local members responded to a house fire on Latigo Lane in Parker. Smoke was visible from the garage when crews arrived, and the homeowner confirmed that all family members were safe and accounted for. Members quickly extinguished a small fire in the garage and conducted searches inside the home for extension, none was found.
    Station 32 Reopening
    11/28/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Ready to roll! The newly completed Firehouse 32 located at Orchard Road and Quebec Street was placed in service this morning. There was a brief flag ceremony, a performance by the South Metro Fire Pipes and Drums and a traditional "push in" of the apparatus.
    December Union Meeting & Voting
    11/28/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    This is a reminder that the December Union meeting will take place at the Union Offices (12 Lakeside Lane, Denver CO 80212) on Wednesday, December 5th at 7:00 pm. We will have Choir Practice for the morning meeting on December 6th at 8:30 am at Rome's (785 W Mississippi Ave, Denver, CO 80223).
    Chief Barron Retirement
    11/25/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    Congratulations to Battalion Chief Ron Barron who retired today after 35 years serving the south metro community. Family, friends and fellow Local members gathered at Firehouse 41 in Parker this morning to honor Chief Barron with a flag ceremony.  Enjoy your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
    South Gaylord Way Structure Fire
    11/24/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 10:45 a.m. on Saturday November 24, 2018, Local members responded to multiple 911 reports of a house on fire at South Gaylord Way and East Nichols Place in Centennial. First arriving Engine and Medic 15 found 2 homes on fire in the 7500 block of South Gaylord Way. The exterior flames were quickly controlled and firefighters searched the interior of both structures for fire extension inside.
    Coal Mine Ave Commercial Structure Fire
    11/24/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    At 6:29 a.m. on Friday, November 23, 2018, Local members responded to a building fire at 6390 W. Coal Mine Avenue in Jefferson County. Crews found heavy smoke pouring from the 2-story office building when they arrived and immediately began fire attack and search operations inside. The flames were quickly extinguished and all areas of the building checked clear for occupants.
    Station 5 Firefighters
    11/21/18 - IAFF Local #1945
    Local 1945 wanted to take a mintue to thank the members of Station 5 for coming together and helping improve the life of a community member outside of the emergency setting. Local 1945 is proud to have you as part of our membership. Although you dont want recognition, you deserve it.
    DPD Detective Jared Purdy
    11/21/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    On November 17, 2018 DPD Detective Jared Purdy and his young daughter Reagan were involved in a horrific automobile accident on I-70 near Limon, CO when a driver going the wrong way struck their vehicle. Sadly, 7 year old Reagan was killed on impact. Jared suffered broken ribs, bruised lung and a lacerated liver.
    Peoria St. MVA
    11/17/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2086
    On the afternoon of Saturday, November 17th, Local members responded to a traffic accident at Peoria Street and Caley Avenue in Centennial. After 2 cars collided in the intersection one of them left the roadway and came to rest on a metal fence, teetering above a storm water pond.
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