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West Metro Fire Rescue is a full-service, ISO 1, internationally-accredited fire and rescue agency. This account is not monitored 24/7
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Kevin Klein May 11
Another beautiful day for the annual remembrance ceremony. giving keynote remembering Brett Anderson ( ), James Schaefer ( ) and Aaron Lybarger ( ). Honored to be here among old friends. .
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COFallenFirefightersMemorial May 11
Preparing for the fire apparatus procession. The and towers display the US flag today. Both departments have firefighters being added to the memorial wall today.
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WestMetroFire May 9
Please join us this Saturday, May 11 to honor those firefighters who have died in the line of duty (LODD) protecting lives and property in Colorado. Three names will be added to the Fallen Firefighters memorial. One is West Metro firefighter Aaron Lybarger.
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South Metro Fire Rescue May 7
Thank you to and Flight for Life for the coordinated response today.
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WestMetroFire May 7
Our crews, responding to a lightning strike near Wadsworth and Coal Mine, find a tree hit, with debris blown all over the yard. The force of the strike, sending parts of the tree through the wall of a townhome and into a bedroom. No one was hurt.
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WestMetroFire May 7
Good thing she has 9 lives. This kitty put her head through a door, in the hole where the doorknob should be. Lakewood Animal Control tried oil to help slide her out. No good- so, our Tower 2 crew cut a chunk out of the door & used an axe (carefully) as a wedge to get her out.
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WestMetroFire May 5
Our Engine 3 was a big hit at the Autism Speaks Walk today in Glendale. West Metro put special decals on the engine in April for Autism Awareness Month, in support of children, adults and families who are challenged with Autism.
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WestMetroFire May 3
Replying to @dcsheriff
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts are with you in this difficult time.
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WestMetroFire May 3
May is National Wildfire Awareness Month. And, no matter where you live in Colorado, a wildfire could threaten your home and family. Be prepared by taking just a few simple steps to make sure you're safe.
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WestMetroFire May 2
Wildfire is a real threat to many Colorado neighborhoods. This Saturday is Wildfire Community Preparedness Day- a great time to take a few minutes and make small changes to keep your home and family safe. Some tips in this Mitigation Minute:
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WestMetroFire Apr 29
Congratulations to West Metro Lt. Bill Maron, retiring after 32 years of service to our community. We'll miss Bill, but even in retirement, he'll be serving Colorado- as a member of the Rocky Mountain Incident Management Team on wildfires and emergency incidents in the region.
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WestMetroFire Apr 29
The names of three firefighters will be added to the wall this year during the Colorado Fallen Firefighter's Memorial on May 11. One is Aaron Lybarger, a West Metro firefighter. Help us honor Aaron and the others who gave their lives in the line of duty:
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WestMetroFire Apr 28
Warm & windy today, ahead of a cold front coming in tonight and tomorrow is a recipe for VERY high fire danger in the West Metro district. It only takes a small spark to ignite a fast moving wildfire under these conditions. Let’s be careful out there.
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WestMetroFire Apr 27
We've had some folks ask what the scene was like when our crews first arrived at the multi-vehicle crash on I-70 on Thursday. This video shows a small portion. But, there's a lot this video does not show:
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WestMetroFire Apr 26
Update on yesterday's multi-vehicle crash and fire on I-70: For everyone who reached out with concern for our injured firefighter- we're happy to say that he's home and recovering. Thanks to our community for their support.
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WestMetroFire Apr 26
Replying to @NeilHUSA @ColoradoDOT
Hi Neil: diesel fuel is not as flammable as gasoline, but it will certainly burn. At temperatures above 100 degrees, the diesel liquid can begin to vaporize. The vaporization rate increases as the temperature increases. The vapors can ignite and explode.
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WestMetroFire Apr 25
Even after the fire is out, West Metro’s drone shows heat signatures on infrared at the crash scene on I-70 near Denver West. The heat is possibly coming from the engine blocks of the vehicles that were involved in the crash and fire.
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WestMetroFire Apr 25
Replying to @rachelm_burton
No he was not included in that tally.
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WestMetroFire Apr 25
We had one West Metro firefighter who was injured on scene while working the vehicle crash and fire on I-70 near Denver West. He was hit by debris when potentially a tire exploded. He has minor injuries.
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WestMetroFire Apr 25
West Metro has launched a drone to assist in the accident investigation. The drone will map the scene, giving a bird’s eye view and different perspective.
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