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Incident Reports | 2024

January 2024 

January 3, morning -- Incident #1 -- medical call in Filing 13 -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters set up a landing zone  for the Lifeline helicopter and Special Duty Responders led in the Red Feather Lakes and UC Health ambulances and set up traffic control around the landing zone. 

January 5, afternoon -- Incident #2 -- medical call in Filing 13 -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters stood by in case a landing zone would be needed for the Lifeline helicopter and Special Duty Responders staged to lead in responding ambulances. Ultimately, the patient decided to go to the hospital via personal vehicle and all responders stood down. 

 January 6, evening -- Incident #3 -- fire call in Filing 13 -- CLVFD firefighters responded to the report of a structure fire in Filing 13. By the time of their arrival, the property owner had managed to put the flames out with a fire extinguisher but the fire had burned into a floor space. Firefighters used a thermal imaging camera to check all surrounding areas to verify that the fire was not still smoldering inside the walls or floor.

 January 7, morning -- Incident #4 -- medical call at Beaver Meadows -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters stood by in case a landing zone would be needed for the Lifeline helicopter and Special Duty Responders led in the Red Feather Lakes and UC Health ambulances. 

January 19, evening -- Incident #5 -- medical call at Beaver Meadows -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters stood by in case a landing zone would be needed for the Lifeline helicopter and Special Duty Responders stood by to lead in ambulances. The patient decided to transport themselves down to the hospital and all responders stood down. 

January 28, morning -- Incident #6 -- carbon monoxide alarm in Filing 7 -- CLVFD firefighters responded to a house with carbon monoxide alarms going off, bringing the department's carbon monoxide detectors to check whether the alarm was correct. 

February 2024 

February 2, morning -- Incident #7 -- Slash Depot burn (cancelled) -- CLVFD and RFLVFD firefighters turned out to burn the Slash Depot piles. Ultimately, both fire departments and the Larimer County burn bosses determined that current and forecast weather conditions were not suitable for safe burning and it was cancelled.  An attempt will be made later in the winter, when it's hoped that better conditions will be available for the fire.

March 2024 

March 1, morning -- Incident #8 -- MVA on 73C -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters and Special Duty Responders set up traffic control around a motor vehicle rollover on North County Road 73C. There were no significant injuries and the patients refused transport to a hospital.

March 2, noon -- Incident #9 -- wildland fire on 67J -- CLVFD firefighters and Special Duty Responders staged at Crystal Lakes station, preparing to assist RFLVFD firefighters with a wildland fire on 67J near Sky Prairie Rd. Ultimately, Red Feather firefighters were able to contain the fire with no further assistance needed and all Crystal Lakes responders stood down. 

March 6, afternoon -- Incident #10 -- MVA on Tami Rd -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters and Special Duty Responders set up traffic control around a motor vehicle accident on Tami Rd.  There were no significant injuries and the patients refused transport to a hospital.

March 14-19 -- Incident #11 -- Slash Depot burn -- CLVFD firefighters worked with RFLVFD firefighters to burn the Slash Depot piles and provide monitoring of the burn site. Firefighters manned the site continuously for the first forty-eight hours, then checked it every couple of hours, ultimately extinguishing all remaining embers on March 19th.

March 17, afternoon -- Incident #12 -- medical call at Beaver Meadows -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters set up a landing zone for the Lifeline helicopter and Special Duty Responders set up traffic control around the landing zone.

March 26, afternoon -- Incident #13 -- MVA on Marmot Rd -- CLVFD firefighters responded to assist with a couple of delivery trucks that had jackknifed across the road, creating a traffic hazard. After removing the vehicles and determining there was no damage to them, the vehicles went on their way and firefighters stood down.

March 27, midnight -- Incident #14 -- mutual aid to Glacier View VFD -- CLVFD firefighters responded to assist GVMVFD with a fire in the generator at their station that was called in just after midnight. Glacier View proactively called out all neighboring mountain departments to assist, but was able to extinguish the fire themselves without additional assistance and stood responding mutual aid departments down.

April 2024 

April 7, afternoon -- Incident #15 -- medical call at CLVFD station -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters and Special Duty Responders staged in case they were needed.

May 2024 

May 6, morning -- Incident #16 -- mutual aid to RFLVFD -- CLVFD medical responders who were in the area responded to assist Red Feather Lakes VFD medical responders with a medical call.

May 7, evening -- Incident #17 -- community assistance on Micmac Rd -- CLVFD firefighters responded to assist a member of the community pulling a large trailer who was trapped by downed trees on Micmac Road. Responders cut up and removed the trees to get the driver moving again.

May 25, afternoon -- Incident #18 -- wildfire on 73C -- CLVFD firefighters responded to an abandoned campfire near mile marker 8 on County Road 73C. Firefighters ensured the fire was completely extinguished and unable to spread, then stood down.

May 25, afternoon-- Incident #17 -- mutual aid to RFLVFD -- CLVFD firefighters responded to assist Red Feather Lakes VFD with a reported structure fire near Apache Lake. Upon their arrival on scene, RFLVFD firefighters were notified by people on scene that the fire was caused by a lightning strike and they'd been able to extinguish the flames but wanted confirmation that they'd gotten the fire completely out. No longer in need of their assistance, RFLVFD stood down other responding agencies.

 

June 2024 

June 1, morning -- Incident #21 -- illegal campfire in Filing 12 -- CLVFD firefighters responded to a report of an illegal campfire in the 12th Filing. Responders extinguished the fire, then stood down.

June 1, morning -- Incident #22 -- medical call at CLVFD station -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters and Special Duty Responders staged in case they were needed.

June 1, afternoon -- Incident #23 -- wildland fire near 73C and 67J -- CLVFD firefighters responded to a report of a wildland fire in Forest Service land near the Kelly's Corner area. The fire was approximately one acre, burning in a rough, timbered area.  CLVFD and RFLVFD firefighters hiked in to the fire and dug a fireline around the burn, containing it and working on extinguishing it until Forest Service responders could arrive to take over responsibility for completing the job.

June 2, pre-dawn -- Incident #24 -- wildland fire near Lost Lake -- CLVFD firefighters responded to a report of a lightning-caused fire in the area of Lost Lake. They and RFLVFD firefighters extinguished the tree and grassy area that were burning, then stood down.

June 4, morning -- Incident #25 -- medical call at Erie Lake -- CLVFD medical responders provided patient assessment and care while firefighters staged at the station in case a landing zone was needed and Special Duty Responders provided traffic control around the scene.