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The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District wants to here from you! It’s an opportunity to provide input into the Fire District’s Strategic Plan. Share your top priorities for the Fire District, what emergency services, fire prevention and education look like to you, and how the Fire District can promote transparency and accountability with the residents it serves. Let your voice be heard! Join us at our upcoming Community Conversation, Thursday, May 10th, 6:00-7:30 p.m. at the Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Avenue in Firestone. Or if you cannot make it, please complete a quick survey here.

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FFFPD Welcomes 7 New Members, Promotes 7 Current Members

On Monday, March 12, 2018, the Frederick Firestone Fire Protection District welcomed seven new members and promoted seven current members during its Promotional and Recognition Ceremony at the Fire District’s Business & Education Center.

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Why Is There A Need for Controlled Burns?

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.

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Fire Prevention Specialist David P. Puccetti Receives Fire Safety Commendation Award

On Saturday, February 17, 2018, Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Fire Prevention Specialist David P. Puccetti received a Fire Safety Commendation Award from the Colorado Society of the Sons of the American Revolution (CSSAR) during their annual George Washington luncheon at the Arrowhead Golf course in Littleton, Colo.

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Fire Sprinkler Incentives & Tax Reform

Now is the time to invest in your fire sprinkler system to retrofit your building with lifesaving and property conserving protection. In December, Congress passed tax reform that offers incentives for business and residential fire sprinkler installation. To read more about this Tax Reform and how it can benefit you, please visit the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control or download an information sheet by clicking here.

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FFFPD To Hold Upcoming Election for Board of Directors

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will hold an election on Tuesday, May 8, 2018, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. At that time one director from Ward two (2), and one director from Ward three (3) will be elected to serve a four-year term each.

To qualify to serve on the Board of Directors you must be registered to vote in the State of Colorado, be a resident of the District or own taxable real or personal property (or be the spouse or civil union partner of someone who owns taxable real or personal property) within the District or a person who is obligated to pay taxes under a contract to purchase taxable property within the District, within the respective ward boundaries.

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Self Nomination Forms

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Request for Proposals

FOR PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY (IT) MANAGED SERVICES FOR FREDERICK-FIRESTONE FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT FACILITIES

Proposal will be accepted until Friday, February, 23,2018 by 4:00 p.m. MDT

For more information, please click here.

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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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Details on the Governor’s Directive

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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.”

 

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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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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District to host Community Safety Day Aug. 18 at Crist Park in Frederick

Frederick, Colorado  – The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will host a Community Safety day on August 18, 2016, from 4 to 8 p.m. in conjunction with the Frederick Farmers’ Market at Crist Park, 105 5th St., in Frederick.

The event will focus on fire safety and prevention and will include the Carbon Valley Rotary Fire Safety House, free blood pressure checks, child car seat safety inspections and installations, CodeRED Emergency Notification Opt-in sign up for all Weld County residents and Weather Radio Alert giveaways, 72-hour home survival kits, smoke detectors and CO Detectors will also be on display.

Come out, talk to firefighters, learn about being safe, explore a fire engine and most of all have fun!

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Welcomes New Board Members

During its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District swore in three board members and appointed all five board members to the roles they will serve on the District’s Board of Directors for the next two years.

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