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Thousands remember 9/11 at Colorado Memorial Stair Climb

More than 2,300 people gathered the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 11 to “never forget.” The participants of the 2018 Colorado 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb paid tribute to the 343 FDNY firefighters and almost 3,000 Americans who died on 9/11 by climbing the equivalent of the 110 stories of the World Trade Center. more

Littleton, South Metro preparing for fire merger

With only months to go before Littleton Fire Rescue disbands and hands over firefighting duties to South Metro Fire Rescue, the two departments are working closely together to make sure the upcoming … more

Judge turns down fire ballot challenge

A judge recently denied local political fixture Carol Brzeczek's challenges against elements of the ballot measure that will determine whether Littleton becomes fully included in the boundaries of … more

Fire departments rescue trapped dog in Centennial

More than a dozen men turned a backyard in a quiet Centennial neighborhood into a makeshift construction scene, sawing, hammering and digging their way to rescuing a family's 8-year-old dog on Aug. … more

After truck fire, I-25 back open south of Arapahoe Road

A truck fire on southbound Interstate 25 south of East Arapahoe Road has closed down that direction of the highway and the light rail in the area, according to South Metro Fire Rescue. An extended closure is expected. more

Fireworks fly in face of fire fears

The sky over Cornerstone and Belleview parks at the border of Littleton and Englewood filled with fireworks on July 4, despite a wildfire season that saw many towns across the state cancel their … more

South Metro Fire Rescue crews help battle wildfires across Colorado

As Colorado celebrated Independence Day, six wildfires of 1,000 acres or more were challenging fire crews across the state. Personnel from South Metro Fire Rescue were among those working to douse … more

Wildfires destroy homes in Colorado

A growing wildfire destroyed more than 100 homes in the Colorado mountains, while other blazes across the parched U.S. West kept hundreds of other homes under evacuation orders and derailed holiday … more

Options abound for fireworks fun

Independence Day offers a wealth of options for those looking to see the night sky lit up with color and sound. One of the biggest celebrations has been held at Denver’s Civic Center Park for the … more

Citizen challenge to fire ballot burns on

A citizen effort to challenge the language of the ballot measure on whether to include Littleton in the boundaries of South Metro Fire Rescue has hit snags, but its author is pressing ahead — and … more

Fire Muster a blazing good time

The infectious enthusiasm of little kids lent a giddiness to Littleton's annual Fire Truck Parade and Muster, where kindgergartners hopped and squealed as some of the region's coolest firefighting … more

Muster will be last for Littleton Fire Rescue

When Littleton's annual Fire Truck Parade & Muster rolls down Main Street at 9 a.m. on June 16, it will be the last parade where trucks that say "Littleton" on the side won't be antiques. The … more

Man surrenders to Englewood police after barricading himself in home

Englewood police SWAT officers are on the scene of a man barricaded inside a home in the 4100 block of South Galapago Street as of mid-morning Wednesday. Some homes in the area have been evacuated as a precaution. Police Cmdr. Tim … more

Highlands Ranch, LFPD residents approve fire unification

South Metro Fire Rescue became the second-largest firefighting entity in Colorado on May 8 after voters in Highlands Ranch Metro District and Littleton Fire Protection District allowed South Metro to … more

Voters in Highlands Ranch, LFPD to weigh in on South Metro merger

Voters in Highlands Ranch and the Littleton Fire Protection District can weigh on May 8 on whether they would like to be fully included in the South Metro Fire Rescue's consolidated regional … more

Littleton council approves big step in fire merger plan

Littleton took a big step toward leaving the firefighting business at the April 17 city council meeting, with councilmembers voting 6-1 to initiate a process to dissolve the city's fire department … more

Colorado could be in for worst fire season in years

Forecasts indicate Colorado could be in for its worst wildfire year since the historic fire seasons of 2012 and 2013, leading Gov. John Hickenlooper and fire officials to warn residents to do their … more

South Metro dispatcher helps deliver baby by phone

It's a call dispatchers don't get every day. Just after 9 a.m., a mother and father pulled their car over in a parking lot off East Smoky Hill Road in Centennial to dial 9-1-1 — the mother was in … more

A day in a 9-1-1 dispatch center

Together, 9-1-1 dispatchers at South Metro Fire Rescue's dispatch center in Centennial answer an average of 150 emergency calls a day during their 24-hour-long shifts. They take fire and medical … more

Familiar faces push back against fire merger

Familiar faces in Littleton politics came out swinging against the city's effort to see Littleton Fire Rescue absorbed by South Metro Fire Rescue at the April 3 city council meeting, taking umbrage … more
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