cbs4

Firefighters

Mark Watson, Denver Fire public information officer, demonstrates the new oxygen tanks while Capt. Chad Burdoff looks on. (credit: CBS)

Local Fire Departments Fight Invisible Danger: Cancer

It’s a firefighter’s job to run into a burning building. But after the smoke clears, the true threat of the profession could appear years later.

07/14/2014

(credit: Thinkstock)

More Drivers Fail To Yield To Emergency Vehicles

The law requires drivers to yield to emergency vehicles. Across the Denver metro area many drivers are not yielding or giving right-of-way to those vehicles like ambulances and fire trucks which puts their response in jeopardy.

05/09/2014

(credit: CBS)

Fire Crews Preparing For Wildfire Season

Fire crews are on high alert this weekend after a brush fire in Aurora on Friday.

05/02/2014

(credit: CBS)

Firefighters Warming Up For Wildfire Season

Wildfire season is starting to heat up in Colorado, and firefighters are making sure they’re ready to go at any moment.

03/23/2014

(credit: ThinkStock)

Law Grants Death Payment For Seasonal Firefighters

Families of Colorado seasonal wildland firefighters who die in the line of duty will get a $10,000 payment to help with funeral costs and other expenses under a new law.

03/20/2014

An air tanker at the Rocky Mountain Metropolitan Airport (credit: CBS)

Air Tanker Base Moved To Fort Collins-Loveland

Large air tankers fighting wildfires along Colorado’s Front Range will be based at the Fort Collins-Loveland Airport this year.

03/20/2014

(credit: ThinkStock)

More Than 300 South Dakota Firefighters Helping In Colorado

More than 300 firefighters from across South Dakota are helping battle the wildfires raging in Colorado.

06/26/2013

Firefighters clear brush inside Rocky Mountain National Park near the Fern Lake Fire area on Sunday. (credit: CBS)

Forest Service To Hire 500 Fewer Firefighters As Wildfire Season Begins

As dry conditions set the stage for another difficult fire season, the Forest Service said Tuesday it will hire 500 fewer firefighters than last year because of automatic spending cuts imposed by Congress.

06/04/2013

Gov. John Hickenlooper (credit: CBS)

Will Dems Push back at Hickenlooper’s First Shove?

Governor Hickenlooper sent a warning to his Democratic colleagues this week, letting them know he’ll veto a bill if it is passed as written. Will Legislative Dems heed the warning or call his bluff?

02/19/2013

(credit: CBS)

Wildfire Gives Homeowners In High Meadow Fire Burn Area A Scare

Extremely dry conditions in the foothills on Sunday fueled a 5 acre wildfire off of Highway 286 in Jefferson County.

02/03/2013

more

Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,424 other followers