4800 West 92nd Avenue Westminster, CO 80031
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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:
Citizen Academy Starts March 2016 -- Applications for the WFD Citizen Academy are now being accepted. You are invited to participate in this free 13-week course to learn about the wide-range of services WFD 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, or fire extinguishers – and includes classroom time and 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. Please note that this course is simply to gain community knowledge — it’s not a precursor to a career in fire or emergency services. 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 they are received. Print out or electronically complete the registration forms or pick up an application at the Westminster Fire Department, 9110 Yates St. For more information contact Public Education Officer Sherrie L. Leeka at 303-658-4536 or email@example.com. Applications are due Feb. 25.
Fire Chief Ale Events in February & March
Join the Westminster Fire Department as they team with Rock Bottom Restaurant & Brewery for Fire Chief Ale events again this year! All Rock Bottom locations brew up Fire Chief Ale for consumption Feb. 15 through March 25 with a portion of the proceeds from ale sales going to local fire department-related charities. In Westminster there are also two tapping events and two chili cook-offs that raise funds (emphasis on FUN) for two charitable groups – the Westminster Firefighters Fire Victims Benefit Fund (Westminster Burn Fund) and the Westminster Citizens for Fire department Improvement, Recognition and Education (Westy CFIRE).
Ale taps in February. The tapping events celebrate rolling out the 2016 batch of Fire Chief Ale. Event attendees have the opportunity to sample the medium-bodied, auburn-colored ale that gets its pleasant sweetness and lightly toasted character from select caramel and crystal malts; hand-selected hops from the Pacific Northwest lend a crisp and satisfying citrus finish. Other festivities include a bagpipe & drum band, silent auction and t-shirt sales. The first Fire Chief Ale Tapping is 6 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 16 at the Orchards Rock Bottom, 14694 Orchard Pkwy #400. The second Fire Chief Ale Tapping is 6 p.m., Wednesday, Feb. 17 at the Promenade Rock Bottom, 10633 Westminster Blvd.
Chili tasting in March. As the Fire Chief Ale season draws to a close, both locations host a firehouse chili cook-off. Westminster Firefighters invite other north area departments to cook up some spicy red and green chilis for a tasty competition. Attendees sample all the entries and vote for a favorite for a small donation; the silent auction and t-shirt sales return as well. The green chili cook-off is 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 23 at the Promenade Rock Bottom and the Red chili cook-off is 6-7:30 p.m., Wednesday, March 30 at the Orchards Rock Bottom.
Charities benefit. The Westminster Burn Fund offers immediate financial assistance to Westminster families that are displaced from their home because of a fire or other emergency. Westy CFIRE supports community programs like fire & life safety educational items, the Santa program, fire station open houses and more. So come on out and have a brew or two to support these great causes!
For more information or call 303-658-4500.
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9110 Yates St., Westminster, CO 80031
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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