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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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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Paramedic/Firefighter Mitch Cox shows a young resident the inside of a fire engine during the Fire District's Community Safety Day at the Firestone Home Depot.

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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Ross McFaddon poses with Frederick Police Department Gary Barbour and Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Fire Chief Ted Poszywak. McFaddon received and award for quick thinking during an emergency and was honored at the Frederick Town Board Meeting,

Frederick-Firestone Fire District, Frederick Police Recognize Citizen

During the Town of Frederick’s Board meeting on March 22, 2016, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District and Frederick Police Department honored and recognized Frederick resident Ross McFadden who displayed quick thinking and actions in the face of danger resulting in the preservation of life and property.

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Mary Fisher, Tiffany Chavez, Robert Auckly and Firefighter Nate Kelley each received a commendation from Frederick-Firestone F.P.D. for helping a local citizen during an emergency.

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Recognizes, Honors Citizens

During the Town of Frederick’s Board meeting on October 13, 2015, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District honored and recognized four community members who displayed great compassion and service to a fellow human being experiencing a life threatening medical event.

Mary Fisher, Tiffany Chavez, Robert Auckly and Firefighter Nate Kelley each received a commendation from Frederick-Firestone F.P.D.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Fire Chief Ted Poszywak shakes hands with newly promoted Firefighter, Lieutenant Jeremy Futrell.

FFFPD Promotes 2, Welcomes 4

On Oct. 12, 2015, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District celebrated two promotions and welcomed three EMT/FFs and one new Auxiliary member.

Lt. Ryan Baxley promoted to the rank of Captain and EMT/Firefighter Jeremy Futrell promoted to Lieutenant. The District also welcomed four new members EMT/FF Joseph DiLisio, EMT/FF Michael Miller, EMT/FF John Walker and Auxiliary Public Education Technician Patrick Hemken.

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Be Alert: Receive the Call Before the Storm

With severe weather season here it is important to make sure you are prepared. One of the first steps in being prepared is signing up for severe weather warnings through CodeRED Weather Warning.
By visiting www.weld911alert.com, residents can sign up for alerts through Weld County. Once signed up residents will receive alerts on severe thunderstorms, flash floods and tornadoes, which will be delivered via phone call, text, e-mail or a combination of all three, based on your specific preference.
Only residents in the direct path of severe weather will receive alerts after a warning is issued by the National Weather Service. Listen carefully to the message and take immediate action, if indicated, to protect yourself and your loved ones.
Also, download the free CodeRED Mobile Alert app today to stay informed of community, emergency and severe weather alerts directly on your mobile device. The app is geo-aware, meaning that you will only receive alerts that impact your specific location.
Having an NOAA Weather Alert Radio is another way to make sure you receive local alerts. Also, it is critical to come up with an emergency plan with family and friends should you be separated during an event. By being prepared and using common safety sense, residents should be able to avoid a situation where serious injury or death could be the final outcome.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Chief Doug Prunk and Fire Chief Ted Poszywak present as AED to the Carbon Valley Library. The AED is part of the Fire District's AED program in the Carbon Valley area.

Frederick-Firestone Fire District Places AED in Carbon Valley Regional Library

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District continued with its mission of serving its communities and the residents who reside in them by placing an Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) in the Carbon Valley Regional Library, 7 Park Ave. in Firestone.

Frederick-Firestone FPD began placing AED’s in all schools, and government and community buildings in 2008, and has placed 16 AEDs throughout the community at locations that include all charter elementary, middle, and high schools, government buildings in Frederick and Firestone, and in the Tri-Town Senior/Carbon Valley Gymnastics Center and Saint Vrain State Park.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Battalion Chief Chris Edwards helps kids with fire prevention supplies during a Community Safety Day at Indian Peaks Medical Center in Frederick.

Join Us At Our April Community Safety Day

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will host a Community Safety day on April 18, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Firestone Home Depot, 10858 Jake Jabs Blvd.

The event will include free blood pressure checks, child car seat safety inspections and installations, Weather Radio Alert giveaways. 72-hour home survival kits, smoke detectors and CO Detectors will also be on display.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District participates in a training with Encana Oil so that in the event of an emergency all personal are prepared.

Encana Hosts Trench Rescue Training

Encana Oil & Gas coordinated a Trench Rescue Training with Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District and Mountain View Fire Rescue on October 14 at one of its locations in the Town of Frederick. While the objective of the drill was to rescue two individuals who were injured when a ditch caved in, one of the main goals of the training is to ensure the ongoing, well-coordinated response efforts between Encana and local emergency responders.

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A fire sprinkler is seen in an unfinished basement.

New Residential Building Code Gives Homeowners More Time

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Division Chief and Fire Marshal Dave Puccetti has worked hard with the Town of Frederick and the Town of Firestone in getting the new 2012 Residential Building Code adopted to improve safety in new single-family homes with unfinished basements, which requires new residential construction to have fire sprinkler system installed in unfinished basements or for the ceiling to be covered with drywall to double occupancy escape times in the event of a fire.

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The Flag of Heroes flies high during the 9/11 Ceremony.

9/11 Remembrance Ceremony

This morning at 8:38 a.m. Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, along with several members of the community including the Firestone Police Department, Town of Frederick, Town of Firestone, The Crabon Valley Recreation District and the Carbon Valley Roatury, honored those who we lost on September 11, 2001, and recognized all first responders who still serve in the line of duty.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District’s Color Guard present the colors during the 9/11 Remembrance Ceremony.

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From left: Carbon Valley Recreation’s Bess Loveless stands with Town of Frederick’s Megan Williams after the 9/11 Ceremony.

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Town of Firestone’s Wes Lavanchy

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The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Color Guard’s Josh Williams

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Attendees stand during the 9/11 Ceremony at Frederick-Firestone FPD’s Station 2.

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Lt. Jeremy Futrell speaks during the 9/11 Ceremony.

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Paramedic/Firefighter Neal Dirstine speaks during the 9/11 Ceremony.

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Firestone Police Department officers reciters the officers prayer during the ceremony.

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Battalion Chief Steve Iacino speaks during the 9/11 ceremony.

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Frederick-Firestone FPD Officers and line crews stand at attention during the ceremony.

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Frederick-Firestone FPD Officers and line crews stand at attention during the ceremony.

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The Frederick-Firestone FPD Color Guard.

 

 

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EMT/Firefighters train on the pet oxygen system that the District received through a donation.

Frederick-Firestone FPD Receives Donation of Pet Oxygen Delivery System

Who loves your pets? Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District does and now we can do even more about it.

Recently, the Frederick-Firestone FPD received a donation from Rocky Mountain Dock Dogs of a pet oxygen delivery system for the use on dogs or cats during an emergency

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Graph that shows that the majority of Colorado Fire District's earn ISO ratings of a 5 or 4. The Frederick-Firestone FPD received an ISO of 2.

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Earns a Class 2 Rating from ISO

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District is proud to announce that it has earned a Class 2 rating from the Insurance Service Office, commonly known as ISO. This new rating means that residents and business owners may be able to enjoy lower insurance premiums.

The previous ISO rating for the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District was a 5/9; the new rating of 2/9 puts the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District in the top 1.5% of fire department ISO ratings in the State of Colorado and the United States.

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Image shows new technologies for the heart that change the way first responders train.

New Technology Changes the Way that First Responders Train

With advances in technology, emergency medical services for the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District are constantly changing not only in the way first responders care for our patients, but in the way we train.
When Frederick-Firestone F.P.D. crews received information from University Hospital that a resident of the Fire District would be coming home following surgery to install a Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD), it was not unusual for crews to visit the home.
“The District welcomes the chance to be able to advance our knowledge in this cutting edge technology. This is a great opportunity for the crews to interact and develop a medical treatment plan with this particular patient and his family, so everyone is on the same page if our services are needed,” said Doug Prunk, Division Chief of Life Safety with the Frederick-Firestone F.P.D.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Fire Chief Ted Poszywak poses with the Community Hero Award.

Fire Chief Theodore Poszywak Receives 2013 Community Hero Award

Fire Chief Theodore Poszywak, of the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District, was honored as a 2013 Carbon Valley Rotary Community Hero during the 6th Annual Community Heroes Awards recognition on Jan. 21, 2014.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire District logo.

Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District to hold Election in May

The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will hold an election on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, between the hours of 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. At that time one director from Ward one (1) will be elected to serve a two-year term, and two directors, one each representing Wards two (2), and three (3), will be elected to serve four-year terms.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District Welcomes New Board Member

Dustan Flanagan, a Frederick resident and business owner, is the newest member to the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors. Flanagan was sworn in on December 27, 2013, and will represent Ward 1 until the May 6 Special District Election.

Along with being on the Fire District’s Board, Flanagan also serves as president of the Frederick Downtown Business Association, and has served on several boards and committees including the Carbon Valley Chamber of Commerce, Junior Achievement Liaison to Frederick High School and was a member of the Saint Vrain Valley School District Business Partnership.

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Frederick-Firestone Fire Training Officer Jim Klug gives a speech after receiving the Instructor of the Year award.

Captain Jim Klug of the Frederick-Firestone Fire District Named Colorado Fire Instructor of the Year

At the Annual Meeting of the Colorado State Fire Chiefs on December 5, 2013, Captain Jim Klug of the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District was presented with Colorado’s Fire Instructor of the Year Award. This prestigious award is presented annually by the Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control to recognize truly outstanding fire instructors whose extraordinary contributions serve as an example and challenge for all other fire instructors throughout Colorado.

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