Denver Fire Department

Report Calls For Changes After Firefighter DeathA Denver Fire Department report following the July death of firefighter John Whelan calls for numerous changes including a dedicated safety officer, better internal information flow, and a variety of warnings to firefighters.
CBS4 Investigation Prompts Warnings To Firefighters About SkylightsDays after a CBS4 investigation revealed at least two incidents of Denver firefighters falling through fiberglass skylights, the Denver Fire Department has now begun surveying similar buildings and placing warnings in the department’s computer dispatch system.
Denver Fire Department Fires Black Captain Calling Him A Bully, LiarThe Denver Fire Department fired Capt. Harold Johnson Tuesday claiming he behaved as a firehouse bully who mistreated firefighters under his command and was more concerned with making personal calls at work than with public safety.
Colorado Firefighters Help Out Other States, 'Focus On Home'Firefighters in Colorado have sent hundreds of their own to help crews in other states as they battle wildfires. Those who have returned home aren't sure that our fire season is close to being snuffed out.
Denver Fire Captain Keeps Job After 2 Swingers Club Break-InsA Denver Fire Department captain is hanging on to his job after being arrested twice within nine months for breaking into a swingers club where couples go to swap partners and explore their sexuality.
Crews Break Ground On New Fire Station Near DIACrews broke ground on new fire station in Denver on Tuesday morning.
Northwest Wildfires: 'It's Hell On Earth And It Won't Stop'Thousands of people have been evacuated because of the dozens of wildfires burning in the Pacific Northwest. The situation is so bad that Colorado crews are crossing state lines to aid in the fight.
Denver Man Barely Escapes House Fire Investigators Call ArsonInvestigators are looking for the suspect who started a fire at a home in Denver Saturday evening.
'We Can Help' Says Denver Firefighter Working To Curb First Responder SuicideAn alarming trend among first responders is raising concerns for local fire departments in Colorado and around the country.
Crews Remove 8 Vehicles From The South Platte RiverThe South Platte River has dramatically dropped in the past two weeks, and that means the Denver Fire Department could finally get all the vehicles out of the water.
Denver Fire Assistant Chief Transferred Following Whelan DeathCBS4 has learned that an assistant Denver fire chief is being transferred following the on-duty death of one of his firefighters, although the department insists it is a routine transfer and has no connection with the death of firefighter John Whelan.
Man Drowns In Lake Trying To Retrieve Radio-Controlled BoatsA man's body was pulled from a lake in Englewood Monday night after swimming in to retrieve radio controlled electric boats.
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