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Founded in 1934 as a one-station, volunteer department, the Westminster Fire Department has grown to over 130 career firefighters, paramedics and support staff who serve the city from six fire stations and the Public Safety Center. Like our Westminster Fire Department fan page on Facebook!
The Westminster Fire Department participates in many community events to actively promote fire and life safety and to support charitable causes. Here's what's coming soon:
February 20 - Westminster Fire Citizen's Academy Applications Due
The Westminster Fire Department will be hosting their annual Westminster Fire Department Citizen's Academy this spring. This free 13-week course is designed to teach our citizens about the wide-range of services the fire department provides as well as the logic behind the emergency services system. Each session covers an aspect of the fire department such as fire prevention, hazardous materials, and fire extinguishers. This academy utilizes both classroom time as well as hands-on activities. The course is geared to inform citizens about WFD operations as well as teach residents fire and life safety. Classes are held on Thursday evenings, 6-10 p.m., March 3 through May 26.
Applicants must be 18 years old and are subject to a background check. There is no fee for the course unless CPR certification is desired; CPR certification is $25. The session is limited to 20 participants and preference is given to Westminster residents. Applications are considered in the order that they are received. Registration forms are available at the Westminster Fire Department, 9110 Yates St. or by opening here. For more information, please contact Public Information Officer Sherrie L. Leeka at 303-658-4536 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fire Chief Ale Tapping of the Brew
February 21st - Orchard Rock Bottom (off I-25 & 144th (Ave)
February 22nd - Promenade Rock Bottom (off Hwy 36 & 104th Ave)
Join the Westminster Fire Department at our local Rock Bottom locations on the above listed dates to taste the 2017 Fire Chief Ale and celebrate the kick-off of its 6-week long availability at Rock Bottom. Also enjoy glass sales (only $5 for a commemorative glass and beverage ticket), silent auction (which includes dinner with fire crews, ride-alongs, firefighter memorabilia, gift baskets, and more!), T-shirt sales, bag pipe & drum band, and enter the drawing for a Lego fire station set! For more information call Fire Administration at 303-658-4500
March 21 - Fire Chief Ale Green Chili Cook-off
Join the Westminster Fire Department on Tuesday, March 21st at the Promenade Rock Bottom located at 10633 Westminster Blvd. Fire Crews will concoct some spicy green chili and for a small donation you can taste all of the entries and vote for the one you'd like to win. There will also be a silent auction, and the Lego fire station drawing winner from the February Fire Chief Ale tapping events will be announced at 8 p.m. as well as the winners for the Green Chili Cook-off
March 28 - Fire Chief Ale Red Chili Cook-off
Join the Westminster Fire Department on Tuesday, March 28th at the Orchard Rock Bottom located at 14694 Orchard Pkwy #400. Fire Crews will concoct some spicy green chili and for a small donation you can taste all of the entries and vote for the one you'd like to win. There will also be a silent auction, and the Lego fire station drawing winner from the February Fire Chief Ale tapping events will be announced at 8 p.m. as well as the winners for the Green Chili Cook-off
It’s a Good Time to Check Your Carbon Monoxide Detectors and Gas Appliances
On January 5, Westminster Firefighters responded to a carbon monoxide leak at a residence. One of the family of five that lives at the home woke up feeling ill and decided to call 911 to have firefighters check on the situation. Firefighters arrived and found significantly elevated levels of carbon monoxide throughout the home and sensors showed that each of the family members had been exposed, with elevated blood levels as well. The release of the poisonous gas was attributed to a faulty hot water heater and furnace, but firefighters also found the carbon monoxide detectors that were in the house were not functioning either. Had the person not awoken feeling ill, the outcome of this story could have been much more tragic. However, all family members were evaluated at a hospital and came away unharmed.
This story serves as a reminder that during the colder months of the year it is imperative to inspect both the carbon monoxide detectors and the appliances in your home that utilize natural gas. Carbon monoxide is an odorless and colorless gas that often goes undetected if alarms are not in place. Most carbon monoxide detectors have a “test” function that is a quick and easy way to make sure they are working properly. Click here for additional carbon monoxide safety tips provided by the National Fire Protection Association.
9110 Yates St., Westminster, CO 80031
Dial 911 in an emergency
Fire Administration: 303-658-4500
Administration offices are open 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday-Thursday.
After hours, non-emergency number: 303-658-4360