Back in February, Rocky Mountain Fire hired seven new fire medics from around the country. Though each individual comes to Rocky Fire with extensive experience, our new teammates have spent over two months completing an extensive new-hire orientation in both the classroom and field. Included in this training have been courses on district familiarization, wildland firefighting, back-country and ice rescue, auto extrication, air operations, chainsaw skills, and many courses on EMS to further pad their skills. Officially completing training this week, our new fire medics are eager to start supporting our residents on a daily basis and our current crews are excited to have Brad Keating, Ben Cooper, Mike Wall, Ben O'Connell, Steve St. Clair, Andrew Yamamoto, and Dennis Tobin joining their shifts!
The dual Photoelectric and Ionization smoke detector models PI2010 and PI9010 have been recalled due to a potential safety risk. To determine if your smoke detector has been recalled visit https://kidde-smoke-alarm-recallusen.expertinquiry.com. Pictures of the involved detectors and instructions to verify defect and how to get a replacement are listed in an easy to follow format.
The ISO has improved the insurance rating for many property owners in the Rocky Mountain Fire District coverage area. Please see the attached documents for more information related to the insurance rating change.
If you have additional questions or need more information, please contact the department at 303-494-3735.
BOULDER COUNTY, Colo. — A 63-year-old woman and five dogs safely escaped a house fire on Monday night, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said.
Firefighters were called to the 700 block of Cougar Drive just after 8 p.m. after the homeowner said her wood-burning stove was on fire and the flames had spread to the ceiling. The woman and her five dogs managed to get out safely. She was treated for minor smoke inhalation at the scene, the sheriff’s office said. Firefighters were hampered by temperatures in the single digits, and the long, narrow and steep driveway was covered with snow and ice. The extent of the damage to the home is unknown, but the sheriff’s office said it’s likely extensive. The fire spread to surrounding trees in the area of the house but no other structures are threatened, the sheriff’s office said.