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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Website

 This website is a resource for the Frederick-Firestone communities to learn more about the Fire Protection District, keep up-to date on important safety information, and learn more about safety classes that we offer. To obtain more information or for help with any of our services, please call 303.833.2742.

 

 

News

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Statement On The Governor’s Directive

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District supports the Governor’s directive to oil and gas operators to thoroughly locate, inspect, and test all oil and gas lines within 1,000 of buildings within the state. We are encouraged by the swiftness and thoroughness in which the Governor and the COGCC have acted to take these initial and immediate steps to ensure there are no replicable similar circumstances present in ours or any other community.  The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will continue to share our findings on origin and cause with state and federal regulatory and investigative agencies as we continue to assist the Firestone Police Department in the ongoing investigation. Our commitment is to continue to do our part to ensure this never befalls another family or community.

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Details on the Governor’s Directive


FREDERICK-FIRESTONE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT RELEASES RESULTS OF INVESTIGATION

Firestone, Colo. – The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, through a joint effort with the Firestone Police Department and with the assistance of the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, has completed their investigation into the origin and cause of the April 17, 2017, home explosion and subsequent fire at 6312 Twilight Avenue in Firestone.  The incident resulted in two fatalities and one person being critically injured.

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STATEMENT FROM THE FREDERICK-FIRESTONE FIRE DISTRICT

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District issued the following statement in connection with its investigation into the April 17 fire in Firestone, Colorado:

 Since the April 17 incident at 6312 Twilight Ave in Firestone the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District in conjunction with the Firestone Police Department, the Colorado Bureau of Investigation, and several other assisting agencies, have been working with a top priority of ensuring the surrounding homes and residents are safe.

“We know the anxiety, fear and great sadness this tragedy has caused the Martinez and Irwin families and our community, especially those living in close proximity to the scene. We have and continue to proactively take every precaution to ensure the safety of the residents in surrounding homes.  Due to the measures taken to date, we are confident that no hazards have gone beyond the investigation site,” said Fire Chief Theodore Poszywak.

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Joint Statement From the Town of Firestone and the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District

In response to the news release issued by Anadarko Petroleum this afternoon regarding the April 17 fire in Firestone, The Town of Firestone and the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District (FFFPD) issued the following statement.

It is important to note that Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District investigators have not yet completed their investigation into the April 17 fire. According to Theodore Poszywak, Fire Chief for the FFFPD, “We will continue to gather and analyze evidence to determine the origin and cause of the event.  While the well in the vicinity is one aspect of the investigation, this is a complex investigation and the origin and cause of the fire have not been determined.”

Poszywak continued, “Each of us with the Fire District and the Town of Firestone have been devastated by the tragic loss of life and our hearts, thoughts and prayers are poured out to the family of Joey Irwin and Mark Martinez.  We are fully engaged in this investigation to a final determination unimpeded by speculation to bring honor and any closure possible to the family and our community.  It is vital to note that as a top priority, officials have determined there is no threat to surrounding homes and have been in contact with nearby residents.  Our priorities are to ensure the safety of the neighborhood, and to complete a systematic, thorough and timely investigation to determine a conclusive cause. We have deployed every necessary resource into the investigation of this tragic fire since the initial dispatch on April 17 and will continue to do so without pause until the cause and origin are determined. Once the investigations into the cause and origin are complete, we will release those findings to the public without delay.”

 


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Controlled Burns: What, Where, Why and When

During late winter and early spring months we experience a large increase in the number of prescribed and controlled burns throughout Weld County and areas around the Town of Frederick and the Town of Firestone.

Both the Town of Frederick and the Town of Firestone have local ordinances that restrict open burning except controlled burns to clear irrigation and drainage areas and open farming fields as approved by the towns and the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District staff and board members stand with Brookfield Residential associates who  donated funds for water rescue equipment.

Brookfield Residential funds rescue raft for Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District

Brookfield Residential of Colorado has donated funds earmarked for purchase of water rescue equipment including a rescue raft for the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, covering the new Barefoot Lakes community.

The Fire District received the $7,000 check from Brookfield to acquire an 18-foot Oceanid RCD Water Rescue Craft plus all the necessary equipment, including ropes, rescue slings and two ice rescue body suits. When not in use or on display, the raft will be stored for easy deployment at Station 3, 6800 Tilbury Ave., Firestone, Colo., which is in the fire district’s northern response zone. Eventually, it will be stored at the new site for Station 4 in the northwest response zone.

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