PHOTO: Lake Dillon Fire returns fire-danger sign to highway median in Frisco

Lake Dillon Fire Capt. Kim McDonald, left, and fire inspector Roman Stachniw place the department's fire danger sign on the median in Frisco on Wednesday. Although official fire-danger forecasting has not yet begun for the season, the district already has seen its first wildfire this week. Now is a good time to remind everyone to be very careful with campfires, pile burns, ditch clearing and the use of spark-producing equipment near dry vegetation. It's also a good idea to refresh your evacuation kit, check for adequate property insurance and document all valuables, make copies of vital documents and irreplaceable family photos and store them somewhere else (the internet cloud, in a bank safety-deposit box or with a relative in another community). Finally, make sure everyone in your household knows a designated friend or relative in another community with whom you can check in, in case an evacuation is ordered and you all don't end up in the same place.

Lake Dillon Fire Capt. Kim McDonald, left, and fire inspector Roman Stachniw place the department’s fire danger sign on the median in Frisco on Wednesday. Although official fire-danger forecasting has not yet begun for the season, the district already has seen its first wildfire this week. Now is a good time to remind everyone to be very careful with campfires, pile burns, ditch clearing and the use of spark-producing equipment near dry vegetation. It’s also a good idea to refresh your evacuation kit, check for adequate property insurance and document all valuables, make copies of vital documents and irreplaceable family photos and store them somewhere else (the internet cloud, in a bank safety-deposit box or with a relative in another community). Finally, make sure everyone in your household knows a designated friend or relative in another community with whom you can check in, in case an evacuation is ordered and you all don’t end up in the same place.




Mount Powell Ranch wildfire 5 May 2014

Jim Donlon of the Pass Creek Ranch took some great photos of our fire crews — joined by those from Red, White & Blue, Copper Mountain, the High Country Training Center and the U.S. Forest Service — battling a small wildfire north of Silverthorne at the Mount Powell Ranch on 5 May 2014.

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Ride home on a fire truck!

 

The LDFR Ladder Truck 11 crew had a blast treating 6-year-old Ryan to a ride home from Summit Cove Elementary School last Friday. His parents won the silent-auction item to support the school, and, after a spin around Summit Cove in the cab with the crew, Ryan and his dad, Chris, got hoisted in the aerial bucket 100 feet off the ground. How’s THAT for fun? (Several of these pictures were shared by mom!)

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Photo: Lake Dillon Fire “backs” new engine into service

Caption: Upholding a tradition dating to the days when horse-drawn fire wagons had to be backed into the fire station manually, the B-Shift crew of Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue on Friday afternoon ceremonially pushes the department's new engine into Station 8. The engine, which weighs about 42,000 pounds including its 500 gallons of water, features state-of-the-art safety equipment, including back-up cameras, although they weren't necessary at the moment.

Caption: Upholding a tradition dating to the days when horse-drawn fire wagons had to be backed into the fire station manually, the B-Shift crew of Lake Dillon Fire-Rescue on Friday afternoon ceremonially pushes the department’s new engine into Station 8. The engine, which weighs about 42,000 pounds including its 500 gallons of water, features state-of-the-art safety equipment, including back-up cameras, although they weren’t necessary at the moment.




LDFR Annual Awards Banquet

Congratulations to the recipients of Lake Dillon Fire time-of-service awards, academic achievements and professional accomplishments honored in a nice ceremony on Saturday, March 1. It was a nice event!

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The award recipients and chief officers of Lake Dillon Fire. Back row, from left to right: Chief Dave Parmley, Lt. Jason Bell, fleet manager Randy Miller, engineer Doug Beeler, Lt. Jeremy Antemesaris, Lt. Brian Schenking. Front row: Assistant Chief Bruce Farrell, systems administrator Carlina Duggan, LDFPD Board member Jim Cox, Battalion Chief Joe Hegenderfer, LDFR volunteer Maggie Cox and, kneeling, Deputy Chief Jeff Berino.

Engineer Jeremy Antemesaries with his 10-year award, a Michael Garman statuette.

Engineer Jeremy Antemesaries with his 10-year award, a Michael Garman statuette.

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Engineer Doug Beeler, proud to serve Lake Dillon Fire for 10 years.

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Maggie and Jim Cox, who are beloved widely throughout the county for their tireless and wide-ranging volunteer efforts, have given countless hours of their time and energy to Lake Dillon Fire over 10 years now. Both serve in the LDFR Fire Corps, and Jim was elected to the Lake Dillon Fire Protection District Board of Directors four years ago.

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Lt. Jason Bell, left, and Lt. Brian Schenking have been stalwarts with Lake Dillon Fire now for 15 years.

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Fleet manager Randy Miller, left, has been keeping the engines, ladder truck and assorted department vehicles — as well as those from other neighboring departments — running smoothly for five years now. Here he receives congratulations from LDFR Chief Dave Parmley and an engraved stein to mark his tenure.

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Systems administrator Carlina Duggan, left, receives commendation for earning her master’s degree from Chief Dave Parmley, center, and Assistant Chief Bruce Farrell.

 

 

 

 




Green Mountain Reservoir over-the-edge rescue 2014 Feb 24

Lake Dillon firefighters assisted on the rescue of a motorist who went off the road and took a wild ride down to the Green Mountain Reservoir on Monday, Feb. 24, 2014. The motorist was injured and taken by Flight for Life helicopter to a Denver hospital.

 

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New 2014 fire engine!

Lake Dillon Fire is pleased to see the final details being put on a new fire engine, scheduled for delivery by the end of the month from Rosenbauer Manufacturing in Minnesota!

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You know you want to take this thing out for a spin, don’t you?

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Check out the engine on this baby!




Engine 2 Training in the Cold.

Engine 2 trains smart, not cold.  Engine 2 recently used the large bay to train inside on rope rescue, rather than the below zero high alpine environment.

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Dillon Bonfire Pics – 2013

LDFR joins the holiday festivities and recruits one lucky elf to help put out the fire.

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Open House 2012