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Fireworks Information and Reporting Hotline

The City of Loveland has established a hotline for citizens to call for information related to the City's 4th of July Festival and fireworks show, as well as information about how to report the use of illegal fireworks.  The hotline number is (970) 962-2110.

For information on fireworks safety and enforcement, please visit:
http://www.cityofloveland.org/departments/fire-rescue/community-safety-division/fire-prevention-bureau/fireworks-information

For more information about the City of Loveland's July 4th Festival and Fireworks Show, please visit:
http://www.cityofloveland.org/departments/parks-recreation/events-promotions/july-4th-celebration


Every 15 Minutes Project Event
Loveland High School
April 20, 2017

This is a national event that is intended to instill in teenagers the real life consequences of not wearing a seatbelt, driving under the influence, and texting while driving. The 2017 event was a joint effort between Thompson School District, Loveland High School, Loveland Police Department, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Thompson Valley EMS, Northern Colorado Medevac, McKee Medical Center, Stan’s Towing, and Alexa’s Hugs.

On the first day of the event, one student is removed from class every 15 minutes. Officers from LPD enter the classroom to read an obituary which has been written by the “deceased” student’s parent(s). The obituary explains the circumstances around the fatality, and the contributions the student has made to the school and community. The student has the option of returning to class as the “living dead”, complete with makeup, a coroner’s tag, and a black Every 15 Minutes T-shirt. Once the student is removed from class, they will not speak or interact with other students for the remainder of the day. Simultaneously, uniformed officers make mock death notifications to the parents of these children at their home, place of employment or business.

Mock vehicle crash for Every 15 Minutes programAfter lunch, a simulated MVA will be viewable on the school grounds. The students involved in the accident experience the first-hand sensations of being involved in a tragic, alcohol-related collision. Firefighters and paramedics handle the treatment and extrication of the patients. The coroner handles the fatalities. Police officers investigate, arrest, and book the student “DUI driver”. Student participants continue the experience by an actual trip to the morgue, hospital ER, and the police department for the purpose of being booked for a DUI charge.

Helicopter landing for mock vehicle crash at LHS

One of the most powerful aspects of the program is the student participants attend a retreat facilitated by the police department and counselors. This retreat simulates the separation from friends and family. The student participants are taken through an audio-visualization of their own death. Then each student will write a letter to his or her parents starting out with…

Dear Mom and Dad, every 15 minutes someone in the United States dies from an alcohol related traffic collision,
and today I died. I never had the chance to tell you…

The parents will be asked to write similar letters to their children. These letters will be shared the following day when students and parents partake in a school assembly. During the assembly, the student body will hear from a variety of speakers. These speakers will guide the student body through the devastating effects of losing a loved one due to poor choices and the emotional trauma of dealing with kids killed in traffic accidents. The parents of the student participants will share their personal reflections of their involvement in the program. The assembly also has interactive exercise such as impaired simulator goggles.

This link will give you all of the details of the program:
http://www.everyfifteenminutes.org/aboutus/


FREE CPR Classes!
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Sessions at 8am, 9am, 10am, and 11am
Lucille Erwin Middle School
4700 Lucerne Ave, Loveland

Save A Life Heart Safe Loveland Image

Thompson Valley EMS, along with our public safety and Foundation partners: Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Loveland Police Department, Thompson School District ...and the McKee Foundation are proud to announce that all major entrances to Loveland have signs indicating that this is a Heart Safe Community. To further the efforts of being a Heart Safe Community, Thompson Valley EMS will assist in the training of 300+ Sophomores at one of our local high schools on February 24th as well as a public CPR training in conjunction with the American Heart Association.  Register at www.heart.org/savealifecoClick here for more information.

 

LFRA Welcomes new Human Resources Manager, Andrea Wright

Gratitude has been our focus recently. We are thankful to have the LFRA Board support for a HR Manager position, and thankful that in a very competitive recruitment process we were able to select someone the caliber of Andrea. Please help the Chief and I welcome Andrea Wright to our LFRA family.

Photo of Andrea WrightFrom Andrea:
I am truly grateful to have this opportunity to be working with LFRA again. As some of you may recall I was the HR Generalist assigned to LFRA when I worked at the City of Loveland up until 2014. During my nine-year tenure with the City of Loveland, I developed a broad range of HR Generalist experience which prepared me for the position as Employee Relations Manager at Larimer County. When the position of HR Manager at LFRA presented, I absolutely could not pass it up. These sound like exciting times for LFRA and I’m thrilled to share my experience within Human Resources - performance management, investigations, compensation, policy and procedure interpretation and implementation, wellness program coordination, training and development, unemployment insurance and HR management – and also learn everything else HR and LFRA related. My most favorite things about working in Human Resources are (1) talking with managers and employees to brainstorm solutions to workplace issues and concerns prior to them becoming "problems", (2) evaluating current processes, procedures, policies and trying new and innovative ways of doing things and (3) finding the answers to questions I don’t yet know. I look forward to reconnecting, getting to know and working with each of you.

LFRA Welcomes 5 New Firefighters

On Monday, February 20, 2017, LFRA held a badge-pinning ceremony to celebrate the addition of 5 new firefighters to our staff.  We are pleased to announce the hiring of Jake Hidy, Jeremiah, Clymer, Nate Unruh, Zach Cain, and Shelby Baker.  Welcome to the LFRA family!

Structure Fire on Mango Place
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
 

 

At approximately 8:57 a.m., on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA) units were dispatched to a report of a residential structure fire at 2726 Mango Place, in southwest Loveland.  There were two residents and a dog inside at the time of the fire, but all were able to evacuate from the home.  One resident was later transported to a local hospital for evaluation of possible smoke inhalation and minor injuries.  Because the structure sustained significant heat, smoke, and water damage as a result of the fire, the residents were displaced from the home.

To view the entire official press release, please click here.

 

Press Release for Bobcat Power Line Fire
Updated, Thursday, December 22, 2016, as of 2:20 p.m. 

 

At approximately 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, December 15, 2016, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA) crews responded to a report of a wildland fire northwest of the Bobcat Ridge Natural Area, northwest of Loveland, which was named as the Bobcat Power Line Fire.  Crews from LFRA and several surrounding agencies responded to the fire.  Strong, erratic winds and remote access issues made the fire attack difficult, but conditions on Friday greatly improved, allowing the firefighters to achieve 100% containment.  No structures were threatened, and no injuries were reported.  The size of the fire has been estimated to have been 189 acres.  The origin and cause of the fire is still under investigation, but all indications thus far indicate that it was accidental, and related to power line operations in the area.  The fire was officially named the Bobcat Power Line Fire.

For more details and to view the complete updated press release, please click here.

 

Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo 
McKee 4-H Building at The Ranch, Loveland
Saturday, September 24th, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Expo Event Flyer 2016

 

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority has New Partnership with BidNet

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority has partnered with BidNet as part of the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System and will post their bid opportunities to this site. As a vendor, you can register with the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System to see all current bids and opportunities. To receive automatic notification of future bid opportunities that match your company's business, you can select automatic bid notification.
Loveland Fire Rescue Authority looks forward to providing you with more bid information and simplifying the entire bid, proposal, and quote processes for everyone involved. We appreciate your cooperation and welcome your participation. If you need help registering, please call the Rocky Mountain E-Purchasing System support department toll free 1-800-835-4603.

LFRA Adopts New Logo

Loveland Fire Rescue will be slowly phasing in a new logo, which was recently developed and adopted by the agency.  The new logo incorporates the U.S. and State of Colorado flags, but also retains some elements of the previous logo, including the distinctive heart shape to reflect service to Loveland, the "sweetheart" city.  Another new element is the inclusion of the 3 C's: Commitment, Compassion and Courage, which reflect the values of the organization. 

The new logo is already present on most of the agency's electronic media, such as the website, Twitter page, Facebook page, and in the email signatures for LFRA employees.  As time and budget allows, the new logo will eventually be displayed on apparatus and uniforms.  Here's a comparison of the old and new logos:

Old and New LFRA Logos
 

What's Happening with LFRA?

Looking for information regarding upcoming events that involve Loveland Fire Rescue Authority? You've found it! This page will be updated periodically with listings and descriptions of various upcoming events. Scroll down to see a list of upcoming and previous events, and be sure to check back often for new updates.

Loveland Designated as a "Heart Safe Community"

Heart Safe Community Loveland Logos ImageThe McKee Medical Center Foundation has partnered with McKee Medical Center, the CardioVascular Institute of North Colorado, Thompson Valley EMS, the Loveland Police Department, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and the City of Loveland's emergency dispatch services department, to become a designated “Heart Safe City.” The “Heart Safe Community” designation, sponsored by the American Heart Association, is a communitywide effort to educate citizens on the dangers of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA). Identifying symptoms, learning how to administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and using automated external defibrillators (AEDs) are major components of the “Heart Safe City” designation. To learn more about this project and how you can get involved, please visit the Heart Safe Community page on the Banner Health website.

If you would like to take a CPR class, be sure to check out the courses available from Thompson Valley EMS.  Click here to view a list of upcoming classes.
 

Rural Resident Shares "Lessons Learned" from Fire Incident

The following incident occurred on Wolverine Court, located on the outskirts of the Loveland Rural Fire Protection District, on August 29, 2015.  The homeowner has shared his story and the lessons learned in order to help others understand the importance of home fire safety and wildfire mitigation efforts.  Thankfully, these were familiar concepts that were practiced by the resident, so this story had a favorable outcome.  Would the same be true for you?

The Incident:

It was a hot early afternoon on Saturday at our home in the foothills northwest of Loveland, CO.  My wife and I had solid plans to spend the day with family at an amusement park in Denver, but for some reason changed our minds and didn't go.  None the less, it was unusual for us to be at home on a Saturday afternoon.  We were relaxing in our upstairs bedroom with the windows open, pondering the idea of closing the windows and turning on the air conditioner.  My wife asked me if I smelled something unusual.  At first I did not, but then picked up on what would best be described as a chemical odor.  I wondered if perhaps my neighbor was applying something with a sprayer.  My wife looked outside off of the balcony and yelled, "There's a big fire next to the house!"

I immediately ran outside with one of the two brand new fire extinguishers I had just purchased last week while my wife called 911.  The fire was approximately Photo #1 of fire scene on Wolverine Ct10' x 10' in diameter, was rapidly burning some tall uncut grass, and had fully engulfed a bush.  The flames were several feet high and moving uphill relatively quickly given the light breeze.  Had a few more minutes passed before I was able to take action, the fire would very likely have been much too large for me to extinguish.  As I applied the fire extinguishing agent from the extinguisher, I was surprised at how quickly and effectively it extinguishing the fire.  However, one extinguisher was not quite enough for this hot grass fire and my wife handed me a second as she spoke with the 911 dispatcher and blew a whistle to alert our neighbors.  The second extinguisher was just enough to fully extinguish the fire.  I then began applying water to the surrounding area with a garden hose.

By the time the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority arrived approximately 45 minutes later due to the remoteness of our home, there was not much for them to do besides determine the cause, and scrape a barrier around the burnt area with hand tools.  The Captain and Battalion Chief both Photo #2 of fire scene on Wolverine Ctcommended me for my fire extinguishing efforts as well as the defensible space I consistently maintain around my home.  They determined the fire was caused by a faulty surge suppressor installed on the bottom of the Rural Electric Association (REA) meter box.  The fire department turned the power off to our home and informed us they had contacted the REA (as had my wife).   

When the REA electrician arrived at the scene nearly two hours later, he confirmed the fire department's findings.  The surge suppressor, installed for safety reasons, had shorted and dropped hot material igniting the grass below the meter box.  Surprisingly, the REA electrician told me this was not uncommon and that he had seen this happen before. He subsequently removed the surge suppressor from our meter box and that of our neighbor's before restoring the power to our home.  These surge suppressors will not be replaced by the REA.  However, I will take it upon myself to extend the defensible space around our home by trimming around the power pole and surrounding the pole with gravel.

Lessons learned:

1.  Fire extinguishers in your home are very effective and are well worth every penny you pay for them.  Place them on every level of your home and within your garage, and periodically inspect them.  You might only need them once, but which once?

2.  Maintain a defensible space around your home to include the area around power poles.  Keep your grass mowed and trimmed, and cut back any trees and bushes that are close to your home.

3.  Consider keeping a whistle or air-horn close by to alert your neighbors of an emergency.  Three bursts of a noise making device is an international distress signal.  Note:  Though some distance away, our next door neighbor heard my wife blowing our whistle during the fire.  We now plan to purchase an air horn should we need it in the future.  

4.  Consider inspecting the exterior of your meter box for the presence of an exterior mounted surge suppressor.  Consult with your local electric company or REA regarding the possible risk and history of failure.  As in our case, they may choose to remove it.

Howard T. Bailey

The New Fire Station #2 is Open!

Station 2 Grand Opening Invitation

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


On Saturday, October 25th, 2014,  Loveland Fire Rescue Authority held the official Grand Opening of the new Fire Station #2, located at 3070 W. 29th Street.  This new station houses two operational response companies, including Engine 2 and Rescue 2.  The facility includes many advanced features that allow crews to perform hands-on training evolutions related to rope rescue, confined space rescue, and more.  The new location also enhances LFRA's response times to much of the northwest portion of the fire district.  Please feel free to stop by to meet the crews and check out the new facility!

Photo of the new Fire Station 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  

"Save A Life" Home Safety Project

Smoke and CO Alarm Survey ProjectLFRA with the assistance of the Lauren Project has successfully been awarded a FEMA grant for the purchase of carbon monoxide and smoke alarms to low-income and high-risk residents in the Loveland community. The project’s goal is to identify homes in need of this equipment by first identifying some geographic areas of the community with a high density of older homes and/or potentially high-risk residents, then to conduct door-to-door canvassing to distribute safety information and to obtain requests by residents to have the equipment delivered and installed. The door-to-door surveys will be conducted with the assistance of numerous volunteers from the local high schools and other organizations. The distribution and installation of equipment will be conducted by fire department personnel.

We currently have additional smoke and carbon monoxide alarms available for distibution to any Loveland residents who are in need.  To request smoke and/or carbon monoxide alarms, please call (970) 962-2537. Click here for more information. 

Check us out on Facebook and Twitter 

LFRA launched it's Facebook page in September of 2012. Be sure to "like" us so that you can keep up to date with what's happening with our agency. To view our Facebook page, please click here.

In 2015, we launched our Twitter page as @LovelandFRA.  To find us and follow us on Twitter, please click here.

Find us on Facebook

Free Service - Car Seat Inspections!Car Seat Installation

Do you have a Child Passenger Safety seat (car seat or booster seat) in your car? If so, is it installed correctly? LFRA has trained CPS Technicians that can check your car seat for free. This new service is available by appointment only. To schedule a car seat check, please call (970) 962-2497.

UPCOMING EVENTS

Colorado Children's Day
Civic Center/Foote Lagoon/Library
Monday, April 18th, 2016, 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

The City of Loveland will celebrate the Annual Colorado Children’s Day from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m., on Monday, April 18th at designated facilities in downtown Loveland.

The event, celebrated in Loveland since 2002, provides children of all ages as well as teens, an afternoon of activities and fun dedicated entirely to them.

More than 2,500 children and their parents enjoyed last year’s event. Parking is available in City of Loveland lots and along downtown streets.

This year’s program includes:

  • “Touch a Truck” – police cars, fire engines, trash trucks and more
  • Chilson Center FREE Child Admission (w/paid adult)
  • Safe Kids Bike Helmet Measuring
  • Storytime and Puppet Show
  • Arts and Crafts
  • Water & Power Safety Interaction Booth
  • Vendor & Sponsor Booths
  • WIN PRIZES by Collecting Stamps on a Passport 
    ...and much more!

 

For more information, click here.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

RECENT PAST EVENTS

Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo 
McKee 4-H Building at The Ranch, Loveland
Saturday, September 26th, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.


Once again, LFRA participated in the regional Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo! This fun and informative family-friendly event took place at The Ranch (Larimer County Fairgrounds) in northeast Loveland. Event sponsors included Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Poudre Fire Authority, Larimer County, LCSO, and the American Red Cross, and there were dozens of other preparedness and emergency services agencies there as well. There were lots of activities and learning opportunities for all ages, including specialized classes on safety and emergency preparedness.  Look for details in the future for the 2016 event.  As always, admission is FREE! Bring the whole family and "be prepared" to enjoy yourselves!

2015 Family Safety and Emergency Preparedness Expo Flyer

 


Centerra Kid Days - Transportation Theme
The Shops at Centerra
Tuesday, July 7, 2015, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

LFRA and other emergency services agencies participated in Centerra's Kid Days Transportation Theme event at the Shops at Centerra. We had a fire engine on display and an information booth focused on child passenger safety, bike helmet safety, pedestrian safety, stranger safety, and fire prevention. Several hundred people stopped by our information booth and were pleased to see such a great turn-out!

 

 

Home Depot Safety Fair and Motor Show 
1100 Nickle Dr.
Saturday, October 6th, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 a.m.

LFRA once again joined Home Depot for their annual safety fair on Saturday, June 13th.  This year's event will also incorporated a motor show, featuring cars, motocross cycles, and a chopper made on the TV show Orange County Choppers, just to name a few.  Home Depot raffled off some great prizes and provided free hot dogs and drinks.  LFRA offered fire and life safety information at our infomation booth.  We also had a both a modern fire engine and an antique fire engine on display, along with our Fire Safety Trailer, where over 100 kids (and parents!) got to take an interactive educational tour and even practice a home fire escape plan.  We're already looking forward to next year's event!  Thanks to all who joined us!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Red Cross Fire Safety Campaign
Saturday, March 28, 2015

 

 

The American Red Cross, in a partnership with Hope Worldwide, The LAUREN Project, and Lovleand Fire Rescue Authority, conducted a neighborhood door-to-door fire safety canvasssing event on Saturday, March 28, 2015 in the southeast downtown Loveland area.  Volunteers from all of these agencies distributed and installed free smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms.  The volunteers also distributed fire safety information to residents in the area of focus.  If you are in need of smoke or carbon monoxide alarms, please feel free to call us at 970-962-2497.

Volunteers distributing free alarms

ARC volunteer installing smoke alarm

 

Scramble Eggs...Not Your Brain!
"Helmets for Kids" Bike Helmet Blitz Event
The Egg & I Restaurant
2525 N. Lincoln Ave, Loveland
Saturday, September 13th, 2014 10:00 a.m. - noon

Safe Kids Larimer County, Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Loveland's Safe Routes To School program, The PEDAL Club, and The Egg & I joined forces to help provide bike helmets to children in need.  Helmets were made available on site for a $10 donation, and we had staffing on hand to help with fitting to ensure that helmets  issued were the correct size and fit.  The Egg & I graciously donated 25% of all kid's meals sold that day to the Safe Routes To School program and Safe Kids Larimer County.  We sincerely thank The Egg & I for supporting this worthy cause!

Safety Day at Old Navy
1629 Fall River Dr, Loveland
Saturday, September 20th, 2014, noon - 4:00 p.m.

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority had a fire engine and crew available at Old Navy so that families coudl stop by for a hands-on look at a fire engine and equipment.  LFRA Firefighters also talked with visitors about fire safety and jobs in the fire service.

The Great Colorado Fire Drill
October 5th - 11th, 2014 in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week

The Fire and Life Safety Educators of Coloraod developed a state-wide educational program geared towards promoting home fire escape plans.  Colorado residents who participated in the Great Colorado Fire Drill (GCFD) were eligible to win prizes.  Planning and practicing your family's home fire escape plan and making sure your family knows to meet at your designated meeting place outside your home is always a great idea!  The Great Colorado Fire Drill will likely return in the fall of 2015, so when the time comes, be sure to check the GCFD website during the specified timeframe to enter the contest.  Learn more at the GCFD website:
www.greatcoloradofiredrill.org

Great Colorado Fire Drill Banner

 

Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo
North Exhibition Hall, The Ranch, Loveland
Saturday, September 6th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

This fun and informative family-friendly event took place at The Ranch in northeast Loveland.  You may recall that 2013's event was cancelled due to the flood.  Event sponsors included Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, Poudre Fire Authority, Larimer County, LCSO, and the American Red Cross.  The event will return in September of 2015, so stay tuned for more details.  There will me lots of activities and learning opportunities for all ages.  As always, admission is FREE!  Bring the whole family and "be prepared" to enjoy yourselves!

2014 Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo

Kids practicing fire escape plan

 

Centerra Kid Days - Transportation Theme
The Shops at Centerra
Tuesday, July 29, 2014, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

LFRA and other emergency services agencies participated in Centerra's Kid Days Transportation Theme event at the Shops at Centerra.  We had a fire engine on display and an information booth that focused on child passenger safety, bike helmet safety, pedestrian safety, stranger safety, and fire prevention.  Over 300 of our Loveland Emergency Services Safety Lessons Activity Books were distributed, along with lots of other items and safety information for both kids and grown-ups!

Safety booth at Centerra Kids Day

 

Safety Day at Home Depot
1100 Nickel Dr.
Saturday, July 19th, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.

Photo of kids visiting the fire engineLFRA is once again partnered with the Loveland Home Depot for their Safety Day event. LFRA offered free educational tours of our Fire Safety Trailer to learn about home safety and fire escape plans. We' also had a fire engine demo and a safety information booth.  We hope you had the chance to join us for this fun and free, family-oriented event!

Children with the mascots at Home Depot's safety event  

Colorado Children's Day
Foote Lagoon (near the Municipal Building and the Library)
Wednesday, April 23rd, 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Children's DayColorado Children's Day is a collaborative effort of the City of Loveland and the Thompson School District.  Staff members from both organizations serve on the steering committee to plan and promote the event.  This year, the event activities were all centralized at a convenient location near the Foote Lagoon at the City's Municipal Building.  As always, a number of fun, educational, and family-friendly activities were offered. We had 2010 people participate in educational tours of our fire safety trailer.

1st Annual King-GM Safe Families Event
King Buick GMC, 4175 Byrd Drive, Loveland
Saturday, May 3rd, 2014, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

King Buick GMC partnered with Safe Kids Larimer County and a variety of other organizations, including LFRA, to host a safety fair for the public.  Activities will included FREE car seat inspections, an interactive driving simulator (for ages 15+), bike safety education and helmet distribution for older adults (age 55+, donation requested), and a variety of other safety education topics for all ages.  There were also 60 car seats available for distribution to those in need (donation requested).  Loveland Fire was there with our fire safety trailer, fire apparatus and crew members on hand to discuss fire safety and emergency response topics.

Halloween Family Fun Festival
Downtown Loveland (near the Museum at N. Lincoln Ave. and E. 5th St.)
Saturday, October 27th, 10:00 to 2:00 p.m. 

Thousands of people, most dressed in Halloween costumes, attended this community festival that included free entertainment, family activities, games, crafts, food, vendor and sponsor booths, downtown trick-or-treating and a costume contest with several categories ranging from infants to adults. Loveland Fire Rescue was once again at the event to distribute free Halloween safety information and goodies to kids and adults.

Kmart Safety Day
2665 W. Eisenhower Blvd.
Saturday, October 13th, 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

LFRA participated in Kmart's Safety Day event on October 13th. We'll had a fire engine on display and had a variety of fire and life safety information to share at our information booth inside the store.

LFRA's 3rd Annual Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo
Jax Mercantile, 950 E. Eisenhower Blvd. in Loveland
Saturday, September 15, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Did you know that September is National Preparedness Month? To help you and your family get prepared for emergencies, LFRA hosted our 3rd Annual Emergency Preparedness and Family Safety Expo - our biggest community safety event of the year! Numerous vendors and organizations were on hand to demonstrate emergency response equipment and provide FREE information on a wide variety of safety and preparedness topics. Some of this year's exhibits included a Big Wheel course for kids, an inflatable jump castle, tours of our fire safety trailer (smoke house), a railroad crossing safety display, the Colorado State Patrol's vehicle roll-over simulator, the American Red Cross's Emergency Response Vehicle, and a number of other emergency vehicles on display including fire engines, police cars, an ambulance and more.  Wether you were able to join us or not, be sure to join us next September! 

Tuesday, July 31, 2012, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Transportation Safety Event for Children and Families
The Promenade Shops at Centerra

The Loveland Fire Rescue Department joined several vendors and organizations to participate in this children-oriented event focusing on transportation. Attendees got a hands-on, up-close look at a fire truck and were able to visit our information booth for free handouts for both kids and adults, including car seat laws and best practices, how to avoid distracted driving, and more! If you missed this event, but are looking for fire and life safety education materials or information, please continue to explore our website, or call us at 970-962-2497.

Saturday, June 23, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Sam's Club Safety Fair
Loveland Sam's Club, 1200 E. Eisenhower Blvd. 

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority attended this safety fair at the Loveland Sam's Club location where we conducted fire apparatus tours and provided a variety of fire and life safety information and free give-aways.

Saturday, June 9, 2012, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Teddy Bear Hospital / Safety Fair
Medical Center of the Rockies (MCR)

This fun-filled learning event was a big hit with kids. Children brought their favorite stuffed animals to the event to act as a "patient" at the hospital. The children and their families then accompanied the stuffed animal "patients" as they went through check-in, triage, treatment, and discharge. It was a great, low-stress way for kids to learn about a visit to the hospital, and can help them to overcome there fears of such visits. Numerous safety- and medical-related organizations, including Loveland Fire Rescue Authority, were on hand with fun-filled activities, informational handouts, and more.

Saturday, April 28, 2012
Save The Brains! - Sports Safety Event Offers FREE Sports Physicals for Kids

Loveland Fire Rescue Authority joined Larimer County Safe Kids at their "Save The Brains!" Concussion Prevention and Sports Wellness Fair on Saturday, April 28th, at the PVMG South Loveland Primary Care office. This event will offered FREE Pre-participation Sports Physicals for kids, concussion and sports safety information, activities for kids, and various handouts and giveaways. Other attractions at this event included an inflatable jump castle to entertain the younger children, and a variety of safety and injury prevention booths and information. 


Saturday, October 29, 2011
Halloween Family Fun Festival
Downtown Loveland

In its 10th year, the Loveland Museum/Gallery celebrated the annual Halloween Family Fun Festival, while downtown businesses celebrate the annual Downtown Trick-or-Treating. Loveland Fire staffed a Halloween safety information booth and distributed safety equipment and education materials to over 600 visitors!

Saturday, October 29th, 2011
Halloween Hullabalo
The Marketplace at Centerra

Loveland Fire's mascots, Safety Sam and Sparky the Fire Dog joined the hundreds of costumed participants at this fun Halloween event.  Highlights included face-painting, music, a costume contest, and dancing with the mascots!  Visitors also got the opportunity to get a hands-on tour of LFRA's ladder truck, "Truck 6".  See the photos below from this event.

Sparky Hugs a Fan
Loveland's Mascots at Halloween Event

Sparky the Fire Dog

Saturday, October 8th, 2011
Kmart Safety Day
2665 W Eisenhower Blvd., Loveland, CO 80538

The Loveland Kmart store is hosted it's annual "Safety Day" on October 8th. Members of the Loveland Fire Rescue Authority and the Loveland Police Department were on hand to provide free safety infomation and educational materials.

Saturday, June 4, 2011 
Loveland Fire Celebrated 100 Year Anniversary
Fairgrounds Park and Loveland Fire Training Grounds
 
100 Year Emblem
The Loveland Fire Department, now known as Loveland Fire Rescue Authority (LFRA), was originally established on February 21, 1911, when the Bartholf Hose Team and the Loveland Hook and Ladder Company joined forces to become the Loveland Fire Department. To celebrate 100 years of service, LFRA held events and demonstrations on Saturday, June 4, 2011.  The events included a pancake breakfast, BBQ dinner and a department awards ceremony.  There was a great turn out from the public, and from both current and former LFRA members and their families.

Demonstrations included: Fire Safety Trailer educational tours for children, a high angle rope rescue demo, a structure fire suppression operations demo, a vehicle fire suppression demo, a vehicle extrication demo, and a variety of fire apparatus on display.  The Loveland Fire 100 Year Anniversary celebration events were sponsored by the Loveland Fire Exhibit, Inc.

Photos from 100 Year Anniversary Events in 2011

Photo of Vehicle Fire Attack Drill
Photo of a 2-vehicle extrication drill

Photos from Previous Community Relations Events

E1 P.R. Event
Safety Sam Justice Joe 

 

 

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