Tag Archives: Colorado

USFA: Wyoming On-Duty Death

Assistant chief contracted COVID-19 while on a wildfire assignment     United States Fire Administration The U.S. Fire Administration has announced the official on-duty death of Assistant Fire Chief Charles “Chuck” Edward Scottini, 67, of Laramie County Fire District #2 ...

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Hover STEP Training

A brief look at helitack training in Colorado     Colorado Division of Fire Prevention and Control Get a first-person view of what it feels like to exit a helicopter while it’s still in the air. This process, known as ...

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Study: Drought-Breaking Rains Erratic, Rare in U.S. West

Intense dry periods that pummeled areas of the West in recent years were severe     By MATTHEW BROWN Associated Press BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Rainstorms grew more erratic and droughts much longer across most of the U.S. West over ...

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Colorado Wildfire Bill Includes Funding for FIREHAWK® Helicopter

Leased helicopter will be used by Colorado Firefighting Air Corps     Wildland Firefighter Staff DENVER, Colorado – Summit Daily reports that a bipartisan bill focused on wildfire relief, mitigation and prevention includes funding to lease a Sikorsky FIREHAWK®  helicopter. ...

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Colorado’s Cherry Creek State Park Fire

PIOs take us up close on a wildfire     South Metro Fire Rescue – Centennial, Colorado On this vlog Connor and Eric take you up close to a wildland fire at Cherry Creek State Park. The fire burned 202 ...

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Judge Doesn’t Drop Charges in Massive Colorado Wildfire

Joergensen was arrested for allegedly starting the Spring Creek Fire in 2018     By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A judge on Friday decided against dropping criminal charges lodged against a mentally ill Danish man accused of ...

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Judge Weighs Dropping Colorado Wildfire Charges Against Danish Man

Over 100 homes destroyed in Spring Creek Fire     By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press DENVER (AP) — With no viable option remaining for trying a mentally ill Danish man accused of starting a large Colorado wildfire in 2018, a ...

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Lawyer Wants 2018 Colorado Wildfire Case Dismissed

Doctors find Danish man unable to stand trial     By COLLEEN SLEVIN Associated Press DENVER (AP) — A lawyer for a Danish man charged with arson for starting a wildfire that destroyed over 100 homes in southern Colorado in ...

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Much of Rocky Mountain National Park Reopens after Wildfire

East Troublesome Fire is second-largest in state history     ROCKY MOUNTAIN NATIONAL PARK, Colo. (AP) — Many areas of Rocky Mountain National Park reopened Friday after being closed for two weeks after a massive wildfire spread into the park. ...

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