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Jake Ford
· February 6, 2018
Hi. If you have a fireman or fire chief who driveS a dark gray tundra with license plate 492 YOS you need to do a medical evaluation on him. This man was in uniform with badge and fireman license plat...e bracket and exited in your district. I was driving south on i25 today when he sped up to cut me off and immediately slammed on his brakes. I reacted by changing lanes and continuing until he caught up to me and tried to get into my lane coming within centimeters of my vehicle. Having his missing finger out the window I could tell he was mentally unstable. For about 10 minutes he tried over a dozen times to get into my lane by swerving directing at me and slowing down to 20 miles per hour on the freeway. Please check your resources. A police report has been made and this guy needs to be fired. I held my cool behind the wheel but this guy is a grade A POS. See More
Kari Lutz Jensen
· February 6, 2018
Guys of engine 41, thank you so much for last night coming to my rescue when my apartment was raining inside. You guys were huge help very friendly. Someone left a glove here, not sure if you guys wan...t it back but it’s at my place if you want to stop and knock! Was nice to have good looking fireman and my place last night! See More
Adam Rocklin
· September 14, 2017
South Metro Fire Rescue is a national leader in the fire service. Incredibly innovative, yet down to earth, covering the South Metro Denver area. If you're in the area, you're in good hands. South Met...ro Fire, along with other great neighboring departments like Littleton, West Metro and Castlerock, are all highly trained and highly skilled departments. I'm proud of my 26 years as a firefighter with SMFR! See More
Kimberly Bush
· June 15, 2017
As a child of a fireman, I have always been intrigued by this field of service. When my now 11 year old daughter was 2, we were at the gas station as the same time as one of the South Metro crews. W...hile they were filing up the truck they took the time to show her their truck, even letting her play with buttons (the sirens are very loud). That was the first experience she truly had with firemen and fire trucks. Ever since that day she will yell out "look mommy! Firetruck!" Even now that she is 11 she still yells it out and it has become a running joke. If she isn't in the car someone else will say it. Because of that initial experience, her future goal when she grows up is to be a fireman. She has since toured several fire stations including on a military flightline and can't get enough trucks. Thank you for planting that seed in my daughter. See More
Eric Floodeen
· January 30, 2018
Awesome people! Knocked on their door at 11:PM when my kid got a ring stuck on her finger. We were greeted at the door by 6 guys ready to help. Thanks boys!!
Jacqueline Browne
· December 30, 2017
We had tour this afternoon at South Metro 31 for my grandsons 6th BIRTHDAY and all the firefighters were awesome especially Shannon!
Mary Martin
· October 22, 2017
Thanks for your quick response to the motorcycle incident in Parker today. Always professional. You are appreciated.
Mallori Laughlin Beeghly
· October 21, 2016
We have always had such amazing experiences with the South Metro Fire Rescue. We had an oil fire a few years back and they were amazing. We often see different firefighters around town. They are so fr...iendly and make a point to smile and wave at my kiddos! Today was no different. They made my 4 year old son's day today! Not only did they say hi, they asked him about his day and gave him knuckles and high fives. He couldn't stop talking about it! Thank you for not only doing amazing work, but being amazing role models! See More
Erin Anne
· November 6, 2016
The South Metro team took great care of my family and I when we didn't have enough time to get to the hospital and had an unplanned home birth. My husband took our two year old down to say thank you ...today and they were just as caring and took the time to show her around and make her feel special. Thank you for all you do to keep our community safe and for going above and beyond! We are truly grateful! See More
Katie Adensam
· December 2, 2017
Thanks South Metro, for making my home safer today, and gifting/installing fire alarms so my family is protected!
Janell Butts
· March 30, 2014
Jason..that is soo disrespectful...and u should be ashamed of yourself..3 of these men helped me out in a very tricky situation..I had a very sick pup..i left my car keys in the car got out and forgot... ...turned around to retrive them...and the dog at that minute jumped up and landed on the lock making it impossible for me to get back to my vehicle..to calm her down..those men come out in a matter of mins to help me..I would suggest that you be very careful with your words..these men are civil ... servants..they do what most of us wouldn't do..including you. Thank you for all you do...I will never forget what you have done for me.. See More
Anne Gallegos
· September 28, 2016
I Want to say a big thank you to Jacob, David , and Odie of South Metro Fire Rescue. You helped a young man named T.J . Gallegos learn more about what fire fighters do on a daily basis. We watched the...se men train for hours and it gave a new perspective on all that you do! Be safe and take care. If I spelled names wrong I do appoligise. Date: Sept 28th 2016.
Sincerely Anne Gallegos
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John Roberts
· August 9, 2017
Very helpful and nice group of people to work with
Nathan William
· March 23, 2014
Thank you for your assistance with my project, your patch has been added to my display demonstrating the brotherhood between our services. Please look through my album to see the other amazing departm...ents who have helped with my project. If anyone else is able to help please PM me or add me. Thank you again! See More
Carolyn Garcia Payne
· January 7, 2015
The team showed up today for a medical emergency for my son. I was incredible impressed with the concern and treatment by all members of the SMFR Authority. I was especially thankful for the treatment... options provided by the Advanced Resource Medic! See More
Paige Waller
· March 8, 2014
Our family went for a walk this morning and happened to be walking by a gas station where one of the fire trucks was filling up. The firefighters took time out of their day to show our girls the truck... inside and out and enthusiastically answered ever single question they had (and being 4 and 6, I can assure you there were plenty). THANK YOU for all you do! We so appreciate you all. See More
Tom Cryer
· May 11, 2017
We couldn't ask for a stronger group of professionals protecting our community!
Jen Masten
· May 8, 2015
The Citizens Academy is a great experience!! Everybody in the South Metro district should do it! Very informative and professional! What great bunch of folks!
Chris Morgan
· November 12, 2014
Members of the Honor Guard posted the colors at our military veteran event. Wonderful group of professionals in many aspects.
Steve Evans
· July 27, 2016
Honor to work with such professionals, they always have us covered.
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At 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, South Metro and Franktown Fire Protection District Firefighters responded to a house fire on Buckhorn Creek Street in Parker. Engine 46 was first to arrive and quickly extinguished a fire burning under a covered patio. The occupants of the home safely evacuated and no damage to the interior of the house occurred. Approximately 35 fire personnel as well several officers from Parker Police Department responded. A barbecue was left on, heated surrounding combustibles and started the fire.
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A sight like this one might blow people away and “Fan 3” also blows away harmful vapors like the Freon leak inside Sam’s Club at Quebec and C-470. We don’t use it very often but we have to be prepared for anything. Firefighters are ventilating the building so the store can get back in business.
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At 4 p.m. on Sunday evening South Metro Firefighters responded to a house fire at 7167 South Spruce Street in Centennial. A small fire in the attic was quickly located and extinguished, no injuries occurred and the cause was electrical in nature.

On Sunday afternoon 9 units from SMFR responded to an automatic aid wildland fire with West Douglas County Fire Protection District. An unknown size fire was reported in the Pike National Forest near Highway 67 and Rampart Range Road. A staging area was established at Highway 67 and Oak Valley Road which certainly turned some heads. The fire was located in a hike-in access area and quickly contained to 5x5 feet. No structures were threatened and no injuries occurred. Brush Engine 39 and Brush 40 assisted with suppression efforts, all other resources including some from Castle Rock and Jackson 105 were released.

“Lots of firefighting equipment at Highway 67 and Oak Valley Road, SMFR assisting West Douglas Fire with a small vegetation fire near Rampart Range Road. No injures, no structures threatened and additional resources are being released. Cause under investigation. https://t.co/MW1oDFXyFo
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Portions of South Metro’s District are included in a Red Flag Warning today. Please be extra cautious during outdoor activities especially if they involve sources of heat, create sparks or open flames.

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At 3:50 p.m. on Saturday February 17, 2018, South Metro and Littleton Fire Rescue responded to an apartment fire at 8899 E. Prentice Avenue. First arriving City of Greenwood Village, Colorado Government Police Officers learned that one person was unaccounted for and began searching for them inside the smoke filled apartment on the 3rd floor. Engine 31 advanced an attack hose line; Medic 31 and Tower 32 took over search efforts and were unable to locate anyone inside. The f...ire had been controlled by the sprinkler system and was quickly extinguished by Firefighters. At the same time other fires were reported near Yosemite and Union where police officers took a person into custody. That person was originally reported as unaccounted for at the apartment. Firefighters on Prentice remained on scene for over 2 hours mitigating water damage and clearing smoke. No injuries occurred at the fire scene and the SMFR Fire Marshal’s Office is working with GVPD on the investigation. Approximately 40 personnel from SMFR & LFR responded to the incident.

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Today marks the 50th anniversary of America's first 911 call. Technology has changed a lot since 1968 but the mission of helping 911 callers has not. This is video of a 911 call today and the crew of 7 covering ~1,600 square miles of Adams, Arapahoe, Douglas and Jefferson Counties.

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Firefighter Todd Hennessy’s ride in Engine 44 yesterday afternoon was something that Hollywood movies are made of. It was the first time in 2 months that he sat in the same riding position where he died on the morning of December 11, 2017.

While returning to the firehouse from a medical emergency, Probationary Firefighter Bryan Vogt (who was working his very first shift at SMFR) noticed that something was wrong. Engineer Eric Kapitan safely drove the Engine to a stop at P...eoria and Oswego while Lieutenant Dee Lindsey called on the radio for more help. Vogt, Kapitan and Lindsey pulled Firefighter Hennessy out of the Engine, immediately began CPR and used an AED to restart his heart. It worked remarkably fast. Before the Medic Unit could arrive, Firefighter Hennessy was awake, confused and breathing just fine.

Firefighter Hennessy credits receiving help as quickly as possible to his survival and encourages everyone to learn CPR. The South Metro Safety Foundation can teach you, here is a link to upcoming classes in Parker and Centennial https://southmetrosafetyfoundation.org/ZclassRegistration.c…

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On December 11, 2017, Firefighter Todd Hennessy was riding on Engine Company 44 when he went into sudden cardiac arrest. His crew of fellow firefighters stop...
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We love it when our neighbors stop by the firehouse and since Denver Broncos headquarters is just down the street, it makes for an extra fun station tour. Thanks to Trevor Siemian and Ring of Famer Billy Thompson for visiting Firehouse 35 this morning!

We often share the great work SMFR personnel do on a daily basis, sometimes those stories involve loss and sadness. This is a heart warming story that began 2 months ago when Firefighter Hennessy’s heart stopped beating. It happened inside the fire engine, driving down the road and could have ended in tragedy. His fellow firefighters, including one working their very first shift, saved his life. Two of those rescuers are pictured here (Left to right, Probationary Firefighter Vogt, Firefighter Hennessy and Engineer Kapitan). We are so grateful for their lifesaving actions and that Firefighter Hennessy is here today talking about it.

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Fire engines are red, cardiac arrest victims are blue, get notified when they need help from you! The cheapest gift we can all share on #ValentinesDay is the PulsePoint Foundation app. Free to download, easy to set up and you could help save someone's life.

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At 10:45 p.m. on Sunday, South Metro and Franktown Fire Protection District Firefighters responded to a house fire on Buckhorn Creek Street in Parker. Engine 46 was first to arrive and quickly extinguished a fire burning under a covered patio. The occupants of the home safely evacuated and no damage to the interior of the house occurred. Approximately 35 fire personnel as well several officers from Parker Police Department responded. A barbecue was left on, heated surrounding combustibles and started the fire.

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Last night Wellington Fire experienced a very tragic reminder of how dangerous our highways can be. SMFR dispatches a minimum of 1 Medic Unit & 2 Fire Engines to highway incidents. The second Engine’s role is to help slow traffic & block the scene to keep responders safer.

Wellington Fire Protection District updated their status.

Tonight, while on the scene of an earlier accident, Wellington Fire Engine 1 was struck from behind by a vehicle going northbound on I-25. All firefighters are ...safe and were uninjured in the crash. Unfortunately, the driver of the vehicle did not survive their injuries.

Roads conditions will continue to deteriorate as the night goes on. We recommend staying home if you do not have to be anywhere tonight. If you must be on the roads, please use extra caution. We would also like to remind everyone to slow down and move over when you see an emergency vehicle on the side of the road with their lights on.

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Things are starting to take shape this week at Orchard Road and Quebec Street where the new Fire Station 32 is being constructed. Foundation walls and the elevator shaft on the residential side of the firehouse are now visible. Completion is expected around October of 2018.

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Just before 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 7, 2018, South Metro and Littleton Fire Rescue crews responded to the Sam’s Club at Quebec and C-470 for reported refrigerant leak. The store was evacuated, several people were evaluated by paramedics and no one required medical assistance. SMFR’s Hazardous Materials Unit responded and determined that high levels of Freon inside made the store unsafe for re-entry until the air was cleared out. “Fan 3” is a unique piece of equipment... that SMFR uses to ventilate large enclosed areas and it responded with the crew of Engine 42. Fan 3 forces 750,000 CFM (cubic feet per minute), enough to air to quickly clear out a big box store. By comparison the typical residential ceiling fan moves between 4,000 and 6,000 CFM. Fan 3 doesn’t make many public appearances; it has only been needed at 3 incidents in the past year.

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A sight like this one might blow people away and “Fan 3” also blows away harmful vapors like the Freon leak inside Sam’s Club at Quebec and C-470. We don’t use it very often but we have to be prepared for anything. Firefighters are ventilating the building so the store can get back in business.

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"It's a harsh reality of what we are dealing with in the fire service right now." SMFR is rolling out new cancer prevention protocols during February and March to help keep our personnel safe.

New cancer prevention protocols are being rolled out at South Metro Fire Rescue during February and March of 2018 to help reduce the exposure to cancer causi...
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