• September 24, 2018

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    I-25 Vehicle Fire
    South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Promotional Ceremony
    South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Oak Hill Ct. Brush Fire
    South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
     
         
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    Greeley Local 888 Golf Fundraiser
    09/21/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    I-25 Vehicle Fire
    09/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 11:56 a.m. on Thursday, September 20, 2018, South Metro Medic 33, Engine 36 and Engine 44 responded to a vehicle fire on the shoulder of southbound I-25 just north of Castle Pines Parkway. A full-size pick-up truck towing a fifth wheel trailer was engulfed with flames when crews arrived.
    Promotional Ceremony
    09/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    On Wednesday evening family, friends and coworkers gathered at SMFR Headquarters to celebrate personnel who received badges and took oaths of office for their new positions. They include an Accreditation Manager, Fire Investigator, 2 Firefighter Paramedics, 14 Firefighters and 1 Lieutenant. Congratulations on their impressive accomplishments! https://www.southmetro.
    Oak Hill Ct. Brush Fire
    09/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 3:17 p.m. on Tuesday, 911 callers reported a grass fire threatening homes in the 7900 block of South Oak Hill Court in Arapahoe County. First arriving Medic 63 found a ½ acre grass fire that had been mostly extinguished by neighbors with garden hoses and buckets of water.
    Highlands Ranch Hoist Rescue
    09/20/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 9:08 a.m. on Tuesday September 18, 2018, Local 2086 members responded to a medical emergency on Woodgate Drive in the Back Country Community in Highlands Ranch. Upon arrival the crews found an injured worker approximately 14 feet below grade in the foundation of a home under construction.
    Center of Excellence Blog Highlights
    09/20/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    New Firefighter's Foundation
    09/17/18 - Retired Fire Fighters Association of Denver
    Taylor Rogers, the grandson of our own Jack Rogers, is a major league baseball pitcher for the Minnesota Twins. Taylor has started a foundation, with the help of the Twins and Major League Baseball, to help firefighters with PTSD and other mental health problems. You can click on this link to here Taylor in his own words.
    Academy Burn Day
    09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    The temperature is heating up on the SMFR drill ground as Academy 18-1 begins training with live fire. https://www.southmetro.
    9/11 Remembrance
    09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    A 9/11 remembrance ceremony was held at South Metro Fire Headquarters in Centennial this morning. https://www.southmetro.
    Academy Training
    09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    On Friday South Metro Fire Academy recruits practiced roof assessments, vertical ventilation and overhaul techniques at a home donated to the SMFR Training Bureau. The structure is scheduled for demolition and provided the perfect environment for hands-on training. https://www.southmetro.
    Engineer Greenwalt Retirement
    09/16/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    On Saturday afternoon family, friends and co-workers of Engineer Bill Greenwalt gathered at Firehouse 38 in Cherry Hills Village to celebrate his retirement. The SMFR Honor Guard presented Engineer Greenwalt with a flag while the Pipes and Drums performed. Thank you for 23 years of service to the community and congratulations on your retirement! https://www.southmetro.
    GUNS VS HOSES
    09/16/18 - IAFF Local #1945
    Center of Excellence Behavioral Health
    09/14/18 - IAFF Local 4951
    Effective September 7, 2018, United Behavioral Health is now a participating provider with the IAFF Center of Excellence for Behavioral Health Treatment and Recovery, giving members who are United policy holders greater and more affordable access to this critical life-saving treatment for post-traumatic stress, substance abuse and co-occurring mental health issues.
    IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial 2018 Things To Do Information
    09/12/18 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
    Please follow this link for things to do while in town for the 2018 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial. https://downtowncs.com/iaff/
    Knoll Ct. Structure Fire
    09/04/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 11:34 p.m. on Saturday, September 1, 2018, Local 2086 and 2164 members responded to a reported house fire in the 10200 block of Knoll Court in Highlands Ranch. A neighbor heard electrical popping sounds and saw flames coming from the side of a house.
    Airport Road Brush Fire
    09/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    At 4 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, a second round of thunderstorms with frequent lightning rolled off the foothills into Douglas County. Motorists on U.S. Highway 85 spotted a small brush fire 2 miles west of the highway and south of Airport Road. First arriving Engine 40 spotted the fire, worked on recon to determine best access and upgraded the incident to a Large Brush Fire.
    Ridgegate Brush Fire
    09/01/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    Just after 2 p.m. on Friday, August 31, 2018, South Metro Firefighters responded to a brush fire south of Ridgegate Parkway about a half-mile west of the Stepping Stone Community. Although flames and smoke were visible from Ridgegate Parkway, crews had to off-road into the open space to access the fire.
    2018 31st Annual Chili Cook Off
    08/30/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    2018, 31st Annual Chili Cook-Off is October 5, 2018.
    2018 31st Annual Chili Cook Off
    08/30/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    2018, 31st Annual Chili Cook-Off is October 5, 2018.
    Heart Scans
    08/28/18 - West Metro FireFighters I.A.F.F. Local 1309
    Colorado Firefighters Heart and Cancer Benefits Trust Grant The Firefighter Heart Fitness Grant (FHFG) West Metro Fire has received grant funding from The Firefighter Heart Fitness Grant (FHFG).  This grant provides funding to member fire departments for the purpose of providing heart health screening.
    Fallen Fire Fighters Memorial Procession
    08/25/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    Fellow IAFF Locals Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters IAFF Local 5 is currently evaluating the condition of the roads within the city of Colorado Springs in preparation for the 2018 Fallen Firefighter Memorial precession.
    Westminster Memorial Golf Tournament
    08/25/18 - Colorado Professional Fire Fighters
    Come support Local 2889, Westminster Firefighters in their Mike Rosado Memorial Golf Tournament on September 7th, 8am at the Hyland Hills Golf Course. There are limited spots left so hurry up and register.
    Luna Dog Rescue
    08/22/18 - South Metro Firefighters IAFF LOCAL 2164
    On Tuesday afternoon August 21st, teamwork between Local 2164 and 2086 members resulted in the successful rescue of Luna, an 8-year-old Jack Russell Terrier. 24 hours earlier on Monday, Local 2086 members responded to assist with a dog possibly trapped under a deck.
    Retirement Education Seminars
    08/22/18 - Denver Firefighters Local 858
    2018 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Information
    08/19/18 - Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters
    The 2018 IAFF Fallen Fire Fighter Memorial Service will be held Saturday, September 15, 2018.  Online registration begins June 1, 2018. The Colorado Springs Professional Firefighters Local 5 are proud to be the host Local for the IAFF Fallen Firefighter Memorial.
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