Two of FFFPD Fire Investigators Receive Award for Investigator of the Year

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District’s Assistant Chief of Operations Douglas Prunk and Fire Prevention Specialist David Puccetti were both awarded Investigator of the Year by the Colorado Chapter of the International Association of Arson Investigators (CIAAI).

The two were nominated by peer fire investigators from around the State and the award recognized Prunk’s and Puccetti’s investigative work on a complexed, high-profile case that they jointly worked on in early 2017 in Firestone, Colo.  Assistant Chief Prunk and Specialist Puccetti received the awards on October 27, 2017, during the annual CIAAI Training Conference in Vail, Colo.

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FFFPD Celebrates Station 4 with Ground Breaking Ceremony

On the morning of Oct. 4, 2017, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District celebrated its future Station 4 with a ground-breaking ceremony.

The new station, which will be located at 10706 WCR 7 in Frederick, will be the District’s fourth station and is being built and designed by Mishler Construction and CR Architecture.

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FFFPD Promotes 1 to Captain, Welcomes 3 New Members in Ceremony

On the evening of Monday, August 14, 2017, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District recognized three new members to the District and promoted one to Captain during a Promotional Ceremony at the Fire District’s Business & Education Center, 8426 Kosmerl Place in Frederick.

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Frederick-Firestone F.P.D. Welcomes New Battalion Chief, Promotes 2 to Lieutenant

On the evening of July 10, 2017, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District welcomed a new Battalion Chief and promoted two District members to Lieutenant during a Promotional Ceremony at the Fire District’s Business & Education Center, 8426 Kosmerl Place in Frederick.

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FFFPD Promotes 3 Firefighters, 2 Assistant Chiefs

On the evening of June 8, 2017, five Firefighters and two Assistant Chiefs were recognized during the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Promotional Ceremony.

The ceremony recognized EMT/Firefighter Adam Campbell, Paramedic/Firefighter Andrew Barsalou, Paramedic/Firefighter Evin Feit, EMT/Firefighter Jeffrey Kesler and EMT/Firefighter Patrick Martin on their new positions with the District.

Also during the ceremony, two District leaders were recognized on their promotions to new positions within the District. Division Chief Doug Prunk was recognized on his promotion to Assistant Chief of Operations, and Battalion Chief Steven Iacino was also recognized on his promotion to Assistant Chief of Planning.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Welcomes New Fire Chief Jeremy Young

On June 12, 2017, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will welcome Jeremy Young as the new Fire Chief of the District with a Swearing-In Ceremony at the Fire District’s Business & Education Center.

The search for a new Fire Chief began in December 2016, after the current Fire Chief, Theodore Poszywak, gave notice to the Board of Directors that he would be stepping down from his position once a successor was appointed. With several pivotal projects and objectives completed in his over 11 years as Fire Chief, and several new organizational projects identified, funded, and supported, Chief Poszywak stated there will not be a better time to open the next chapter of both the District’s and his future and he believed it is an opportune time to plan for a stable transition to the next Fire Chief.

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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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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.”