This article is a little over a month old, but as we have another Red Flag Warning in Northern Colorado today, it seems decidedly relevant. http://www.denverpost.com/2017/11/03/the-california-fires-a-wake-up-call-for-colorado/ California fires are a wake-up call for ColoradoThe recent conflagration in California’s Sonoma and Napa counties should be yet another wake up call for Coloradans. Here are some concrete ways to reduce our significant risk.
The fire danger is high again today. Red Flag Warning for the Front Range Fire Rescue.Gusty northerly winds will spread across the area this morning and continue through the day. Gust to 50 mph are expected over the eastern plains. In addition to the windy conditions, relative humidities will fall into the teens late this morning. This will elevate the fire danger today.
We are thrilled to welcome our new Administrative Specialist, Cindy Heesemann!
Five Weld County fire agencies took delivery of remote methane detectors to be placed strategically throughout the county. Thank you to Anadarko and the Weld County Office of Emergency Management for their work on this project.
As of December 4, 2017, Text-to-911 is available to anyone who has a phone with text message capability and is using a participating wireless provider. Currently, AT&T, Sprint, and Verizon support Text-to-911 in Weld County. Weld County launches Text-to-911 service - Weld County
Tomorrow, Dec 1st is the Annual Festival of Lights in Milliken. Please take a look at their facebook page for more details. Should be a perfect evening to enjoy the festivities.
Red Flag Warning today.A storm system will push strong winds across the area, up to 70 mph over the high terrain and up to 40 mph across the northern plains today. Unseasonably warm and dry conditions to bring high fire danger to the northern plains. Snow will then spread across the mountains late this afternoon into tonight, with 1 to 4 inches expected along with areas of blowing snow.
The Weld County Office of Emergency Management is reporting that I-25 is closed north of Wellington for high winds, with gusts of 76 mph being reported.
Thanks for letting me march with you all on Veteran's Day!!
Shadow Company (a local non-profit) kicked off their Veteran's Day event with a 4 mile hike around the Town of Milliken. They passed in front of FRFR Station 2 around 10 AM (11/11/17).
I would be remiss if I let the workweek end without taking a moment to express our heartfelt appreciation to the community for their support in our recent election. With that in mind, on behalf of the board members and firefighters of the Front Range Fire Rescue, I would like to say THANK YOU for trusting us with the fire and emergency medical services in these seventy plus miles of
Engine 2 on scene of an accident east of Milliken. Thanks to PGFPD for auto aid given. 11/9/17.
Please follow this link if you have any concerns regarding your personal fire extinguishers. Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment: One Death ReportedConsumers should immediately contact Kidde to request a free replacement fire extinguisher and for instructions on returning the recalled unit, as it may not work properly in a fire emergency. Note: This recall includes fire extinguisher models that were
November 1, 2017 Morning commuters woke this morning to an unpleasant surprise, a train had derailed between County Road 15 and County Road. The train was long enough to block CR 15, HWY 60, Charlotte, Parish (CR 17) and CR 48 1/2. Great Western Rail Road responded immediately but did not clear the intersections until mid-morning.
Admin Coordinator Christine DeShane Champlin talks to some interested firefighters at AIMS on Monday.