Colorado News

Tuesday, November 28, 2023

Woman reunited with firefighters 5 years after crash in Adams County nearly took her life

VIDEO: December will mark the five-year anniversary of a hit-and-run crash on North Washington Street and 73rd Ave. in Adams County near Boyer’s Coffee that almost claimed the life of Christine Gerry. It took firefighters and first responders nearly a half hour to extract Gerry from her badly mangled vehicle— and even after she was out, her chances of survival looked bleak. But 65 surgeries and five years later, she is alive and finally able to thank the Adams County firefighters who helped save her life. “They told us you were going to cry,” one firefighter said as Gerry walked into Adams County Fire Rescue Station 11. “I am going to cry,” Gerry said as she hugged nearly a dozen firefighters and first responders who gathered to greet her.
KMGH-TV ABC 7 Denver

Grand County fire districts welcome two new fire chiefs

Grand Fire Protection District No. 1 and Grand Lake Fire Protection District have welcomed two new staff members. According to a news release, Grand Fire has hired Michael Scott as their new assistant chief of operations and training. The current assistant chief, Ron Thurston, is retiring after more than 40 years of fire service in Grand County. Grand Lake Fire Protection District and Grand Fire have also co-funded a new joint position, an assistant chief of special operations. They chose David Wolf for this new role, which will support collaborative projects including responding to wildland fire, water rescue and hazmat, as well as unmanned aviation and technology integration. “For the last three years, the two agencies have worked hard to open up opportunities to work together collaboratively and improve how we provide service to our community,” Chief Seth St. Germain of Grand Lake Fire stated in the news release.
Sky-Hi News

Monday, November 27, 2023

One person injured, numerous horses killed in Douglas County barn fire

VIDEO/PHOTOS: Crews from the Franktown Fire Protection District responded to a smoke alarm in a horse barn near North Russellville Road and Colorado State Highway 83 early Monday morning. Crews arrived to the scene just before 4 a.m. and found the barn fully involved. Crews were able to contain the fire quickly. Numerous horses passed away in the fire and one person was taken to the hospital, according to Franktown Fire. The cause of the fire is under investigation. Crews from Franktown Fire, South Metro Fire Rescue, Castle Rock Fire, Elizabeth Fire, West Douglas County Fire and Jackson Fire responded to the barn fire.
KUSA-TV NBC 9 Denver

Colorado Springs firefighters quickly extinguish garage fire after discovering it on way back from unrelated call

A family will be able to stay in their home thanks to quick work by firefighters Sunday morning. Crews with CSFD Engine 6 were on their way back to the fire station from a medical call just before 5 a.m. when they spotted smoke in an unattached garage near the corner of Logan Avenue and Van Buren Street. Firefighters had the fire extinguished within minutes and were able to keep it from spreading to the house and from causing significant damage to the garage. The cause remains under investigation.
KKTV CBS 11 Colorado Springs

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