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South Metro Firefighters: Fitness Test

Firefighters spend their lives being ready. At South Metro Fire Rescue, a typical day is actually two days- our folks in the fire stations work 48 hours straight and then have 96 hours off. And, at any time during their shift they can be called upon to put out a stove fire, a house fire, […]

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CO Fallen Firefighters Memorial

Every year, firefighters and their families, along with fire departments from all over Colorado, stop to remember those who lost their lives in the line of duty. The Colorado Fallen Firefighters Memorial is located in Lakewood, CO on Allison Parkway, near the Lakewood City Hall building.  The memorial is maintained by the Colorado Fallen Firefighters […]

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Protecting Those Who Protect Us

There’s no getting around it. Firefighting can be a dangerous job. Not only because of the situations first responders face- structure fires, wildfires, water and technical rescues, auto accidents- but also because many times, they’re dealing with dangerous chemicals and gases that they can’t see. These days, the typical American home is built with lightweight […]