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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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WestMetroFire Jan 15
Freeze. Thaw. Freeze. Thaw. Winter weather in Colorado. It's why you can't count on the ice on Front Range ponds and lakes. It may look solid- but, do you want to take the chance it will hold your weight? The solution to an icy bath- stay off the ice.
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WestMetroFire Jan 11
This weather's not fit for man or beast. Our technical rescue crew helped rescue a horse near 9th and Wadsworth this afternoon, after she fell in the slushy mud and could not get back up. After half an hour, lots of ropes and quite a bit of muscle, she was on her feet.
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WestMetroFire Jan 10
No, it's not daylight saving time yet, but, have you checked your smoke alarms lately? Do you know when they were manufactured? And whether they've "expired"? Some tips to keep you safe:
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WestMetroFire Jan 9
Replying to @Timelady07
Bear Creek Lake Park
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WestMetroFire Jan 9
Our crews today, training on ice rescue. All West Metro engines and towers carry equipment to quickly rescue people or animals that have fallen through the ice. In Colorado, many ponds and lakes generally don’t stay frozen solid all winter. Best advice- stay off the ice.
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WestMetroFire Jan 7
Snowing in the high country, but dry and windy along the Front Range. The blustery winds mean VERY high fire danger for the West Metro district today. Let's be careful out there. A small fire can quickly turn into a big one with severe conditions like these.
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WestMetroFire Jan 5
Our crews on a structure fire, near 29th Avenue and Lamar. The fire is in a shed behind a home. Fire is out. Investigator is on scene.
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WestMetroFire Jan 5
A dog went through the ice at Main Reservoir in Lakewood this afternoon. He self-rescued just as our dive team arrived on scene. Dog was on leash, but owner fell, let go, & dog chased after ducks. Owner called 911 instead of attempting a rescue and risk falling in. Good decision.
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WestMetroFire Jan 5
Have fun outside in the warm weather this weekend, but, please stay off the ice. And, if you see a person or an animal fall through, call us. We'll be there to help.
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WestMetroFire Jan 4
Nearly 60 degrees in January. Great day for our dive team’s annual ice dive. Warm up top, but darn cold below.
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WestMetroFire Jan 2
Made your New Year's resolutions? How about one that will keep you and your family safe. Make an escape plan and practice it. Help us help you.
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WestMetroFire Jan 1
Three people have been displaced from a townhome fire near Garrison & Jewell. The fire, in a 2nd floor bedroom, was most likely caused by an electrical heater. The fire was contained to the bedroom, there is smoke damage throughout the unit. One person transported to hospital.
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WestMetroFire Jan 1
Our crews on scene of a townhome fire near Garrison and Jewell. One person home at the time fire broke out- has been transported to hospital. Fire contained to second floor bedroom, smoke damage throughout. Investigator on scene.
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WestMetroFire Jan 1
2018 was a year of growth, change and innovation for West Metro Fire Rescue. Our crews and staff are looking forward to 2019 and the opportunity to continue serve our community.
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WestMetroFire Dec 24
Actually, Santa’s Christmas Eve visits in Edgewater have been a thing since 1934. Escorted by firefighters since 1952:
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WestMetroFire Dec 24
Our Engine 16 crew, out with Santa this evening, in Edgewater. It’s a 20 year tradition. Families sign up through the city’s parks and rec website, parents leave presents on the porch for Santa to “deliver”. The engine made 18 stops, surprising 53 children.
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WestMetroFire Dec 24
Our Engine 16, heading out in Edgewater to help Santa on some of his rounds. Tonight he’ll be visiting 18 families, continuing a 20-year-old tradition.
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WestMetroFire Dec 20
Our investigator says the cause of this house fire was an electric barbecue smoker, that was sitting next to the house. The smoker set the eaves on fire and flames crawled into the attic. There is smoke damage throughout the structure, no one was home at the time of the fire.
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WestMetroFire Dec 20
Our firefighters doing overhaul, searching for pockets of heat and fire in the attic of this house at 32nd Avenue and Wadsworth. No one was at home at the time of the fire. Damage is extensive to attic, smoke damage throughout structure.
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WestMetroFire Dec 20
Our crews working on a house fire at 32nd Ave and Wadsworth. Fire is in attic. No one was inside when fire broke out. Investigator is on scene.
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