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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

Helper’s Here and Now

The past informs the future, and I have decades of “Hindsight,” but hey, this is the Here and Now. It’s July and when we explain to the kids that our forefathers had this idea of Independence … 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

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

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

Columbine Square demolition enters final phase

Excavators tore into the remaining buildings at the long-derelict Columbine Square shopping center at Federal Boulevard and Belleview Avenue on April 2, bringing to an end a years-long saga that … more

Firefighters experience 'dementia simulator'

Littleton firefighters got an empathy lesson at the Highline Place memory care facility on March 28 as they made their way through a “virtual dementia tour,” designed to simulate the sensory … more

Littleton Fire seeks full inclusion into South Metro district

Homeowners would be on the hook for roughly another $10 a month in property taxes if voters approve the inclusion of Littleton Fire Rescue into a larger, neighboring district this fall, according to … more

Dry weather and high winds bring fire hazards in Colorado

South Metro Fire Rescue has responded to more than 22 fire calls since Feb. 23, half of which were vegetation fires throughout the district. SMFR has assisted other agencies with battling fires as … more

Globetrotting around the world

Whether you’re a basketball fan or not, there’s a pretty good chance you’ve encountered the Harlem Globetrotters at some point. The team has been entertaining basketball fans and wider … more
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