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COMMUNITY EVENT REQUEST

 

The Denver FIre Department is dedicated to:

Our Desire to Serve; committing to those we serve with integrity, accountability, and inclusivity.

Our Courage to Act; providing quality, timely and professional emergency services to protect life and property.

our Ability to Perform; working together to maintain the highest standards of mitigation, preparedness, prevention, and community engagement.

We are unable to send crews and rigs to private events such as birthday parties, and do not participate in block parties or neighborhood association events outside of Denver Days.

Request Guidelines

Due to regional watering restrictions, we are unable to perform hose sprays or fill dunk tanks. Read the Denver watering rules.

  • Please make all requests at least THREE WEEKS AND NO MORE THAN 90 DAYS in advance to help us balance community requests with emergency responses, trainings, fire inspections, and other firefighter responsibilities. Please understand that if your event date is sooner than three weeks from today, we are unable to participate in your event.
  • Please complete all fields. If a field does not apply, please type “n/a.”  Your request will not be completed if there is any missing information and will be marked in red.
  • While firefighters enjoy participating in community events, our first priority is providing quality, timely, and professional emergency services to those who live in, work in, and visit the City and County of Denver. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to firefighter training and other scheduling conflicts.
  • If a fire crew attends your event, they will typically remain “in service” and stage the apparatus somewhere that allows them to leave quickly if they are dispatched to an emergency.
  • Fire crew visits at community events are scheduled for 30 minutes, with the understanding that responding to an emergency may cause the crew to be late to the event, to have to leave abruptly, or in some cases, to not show up at all.
  • We aim to confirm the event within one week of the requested event date.

Community Event Request Form

 

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Types of Event Requests

Description: Visit a Denver Fire Station to learn basic safety information and about the jobs of Denver Firefighters. We do not host birthday parties. The fire crew will typically remain in service, so the tour will end quickly if they are dispatched to an emergency. Responding to an emergency may cause the crew to be late to the event, to have to leave abruptly, or in some cases, to not show up at all.

Target Audience: All ages

Availability: 7 days a week. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to firefighter training and other scheduling conflicts.

Fee: $0

Description: An in-service fire station crew and truck or engine will provide a basic safety talk. If a fire crew attends your event, they will typically remain “in service” and stage the apparatus somewhere that allows them to leave quickly if they are dispatched to an emergency. Responding to an emergency may cause the crew to be late to the event, to have to leave abruptly, or in some cases, to not show up at all. If Denver Water has implemented watering restrictions, we are unable to perform hose sprays. www.DenverWater.org

Target Audience:  All ages

Availability: 7 days a week. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to firefighter training and other scheduling conflicts.

Fee: $0

Description: An in-service fire station crew and fire truck or engine will visit public events sponsored by a nonprofit organization, a school, or a neighborhood association. If a fire crew attends your event, they will typically remain “in service” and stage the apparatus somewhere that allows them to leave quickly if they are dispatched to an emergency. Responding to an emergency may cause the crew to be late to the event, to have to leave abruptly, or in some cases, to not show up at all. If Denver Water has implemented watering restrictions, we may be unable to perform hose sprays, or fill dunk tanks, www.DenverWater.org. We do not attend private events such as birthday parties or block parties.

Target Audience: All ages

Availability: 7 days a week. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to firefighter training and other scheduling conflicts.

Fee: $0

Description: This mobile version of a private house, complete with furnishings, can be infused with theatrical smoke to simulate real-life fire conditions. Participants practice effective fire evacuation techniques in a realistic setting, making this an excellent tool for teaching both home escape planning and fire and burn hazards. Smoke detector props, including a visual prop for people who are hearing impaired, help familiarize people with how smoke detectors work.

Target Audience: Children

Availability: Limited, depending on staffing

Fee: $0

Requirements: For maximum educational effect, the trailer is best used during daylight only.

  • The total length of the trailer and van is approximately 50 feet long.
  • It will arrive at one hour before the event and depart at the end of the event.
  • It is best for the trailer to drive straight forward when leaving, as backing up can be difficult.
  • There will be a generator if power is not available.

Description: A DFD instructor will teach up to 50 participants in this combo indoor/outdoor extinguisher class with a side of fire safety thrown in.

Target Audience: Any group or business that may need to use an extinguisher safely.

Availability: Weekdays beginning at 8:30. Last class begins at 3:00. Other times may be available per a case-by-case basis and may involve additional fees. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to limited staffing and other scheduling conflicts. Class is structured to be one-hour long. Upon request, we can add general safety and evacuation information for a total of two hours.

Fee: $200 per class, invoiced after the class Requirements

You provide:

  • A table to put the laptop on, a screen or light-colored wall on which show a movie, and an electrical outlet within 15 feet
  • An open space outside at least 50 feet in diameter.
  • One 2A10BC dry chemical extinguisher for every 10 employees in the class, plus one spare.
  • One large bottle of BBQ lighter fluid per 30 students (makes no smoke and therefore does not also require an EPA burn permit)
  • •One pan with sides per 30 students (can be a cheap aluminum turkey roaster pan with a rock in it so it doesn’t blow away)
  • One long handled lighter per pan. DFD provides:
  • The instructor will bring the laptop, movie, projector, etc.

Description: A DFD instructor will teach up to 50 participants in this indoor extinguisher class with a BullEx laser-driven fire extinguisher simulator. The BullEx simulates flames on a dynamic screen that respond like a real fire for heightened intensity. The extinguisher uses a conical laser to replicate extinguisher discharge with no clean up required, rather than using a dry-chemical extinguisher outside. There is immediate feedback; to successfully extinguish the fire, the trainee must sweep the extinguisher across the base of the fire. If the trainee aims just below or just below the base, the flames will diminish, but not be extinguished. This method saves you the cost of the materials required in the outside extinguisher training.

Target Audience: Any group or business that will need to use an extinguisher safely. Availability Weekdays beginning at 8:30. Last class begins at 3:00. Other times may be available per a case-by-case basis and may involve additional fees. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to limited staffing and other scheduling conflicts. Class is structured to be one-hour long. Upon request, we can add general safety and evacuation information for a total of two hours.

Fee: $200 per class, invoiced after the class Requirements

You provide:

  • A table to put the laptop on, a screen or light-colored wall on which show a movie, and an electrical outlet within 15 feet,
  • A space on the floor about 6 feet square to set up the BullEx screen, a table to put the laptop on, a screen or light-colored wall to show the movie on, and an electrical outlet within 15 feet

DFD provides:

  • The instructor will bring the laptop, movie, projector, etc.
  • BullEx fire extinguisher simulator.

Description: A DFD instructor will monitor the drill, assist as necessary, and will participate in an after-drill debrief. DFD will supply the property management team with an evac drill staffing worksheet and a floor warden evacuation checklist for them to share with their evacuation staff.

A fire drill is a method of practicing how a building would be evacuated in the event of a fire or other emergency. Usually, the building's existing fire alarm system is activated, and the building is evacuated as if a real emergency had occurred. Evacuation is mandatory for all occupants whenever the fire alarm system warning devices are activated, unless they have a disability, other functional need, or another DFD-approved evacuation/emergency plan. In this case, they will follow their emergency plan or remain (defend) in place. A plan and training are a must for all occupants and include how staff will handle a worst-case scenario. For instance, what if one exit stairway is blocked, or what if medical assistance is needed during the evacuation?

Target Audience: Our priorities are high-rise buildings and any other occupancy that has a large number of occupants, but all requests will be considered as staffing allows.

Availability: Weekdays beginning at 8:30am, with the last class at 3:00pm. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to limited staffing and other scheduling conflicts. We schedule DFD staff for two-hours for evacuation drills. If you wish to do a relocation drill, which could take up to 4 hours, we may assist for two hours with building staff completing the drill.

Fee: $300 high-rise (seven floors and higher); $200 low-rise (six floors and less), invoiced after the drill.

Requirements:

You provide:

  • Staff to conduct the evacuation, a qualified building engineer or other person to be responsible for fire alarm system operations, copies of the floor warden evacuation checklist for each staff member performing the drill, assist and educate occupants who are unclear as to required emergency procedures and meeting locations.

DFD provides:

  • One DFD firefighter trained in evacuation procedures.

Description: To ensure that high-rise floor wardens are knowledgeable about their duties and responsibilities of fire prevention and emergency response in the workplace.

Floor wardens should be able to:

  • Describe the emergency procedures for the facility in case of fire, tornado, medical emergency, etc.
  • Identify common fire hazards in the workplace and how to prevent them. • Describe the role of floor wardens in the evacuation process.
  • Identify special situations or individuals in the workplace that may require an emergency response different than the standard response (i.e. evacuating instructions for people with a disability or other need for assistance).
  • Describe the basic operation of building fire and life safety systems as they relate to the emergency evaluation process.

USE THE FOLLOWING SCENARIOS TO STIMULATE DISCUSSION ON EMERGENCY RESPONSE PROCEDURES:

  1. One hour into your shift, the fire alarm activates. Describe what you may be doing at that time and how you would react to the alarm. What would be the first thing you would do? Would you evacuate? Where to and by what route? Where would your meeting place be?
  2. You discover a fire in your work area that is already too big to try and extinguish. Describe what your reaction would be, what your response would be, and in what order?
  3. Are there special situations in your facility that you need to be aware of in case of a fire emergency? Describe any special situations that would require a response other than that generally described for staff (active shooter, individuals who are non-ambulatory, customers or visitors unfamiliar with evacuation procedures, patients with special medical needs, etc.)

Target Audience: Our priorities are high-rise buildings and any other occupancy that has a large number of occupants, but all requests will be considered as staffing allows. Availability Weekdays beginning at 8:30. Last class begins at 3:00. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to limited staffing and other scheduling conflicts. Class is structured to be 2 hours long but can be shortened depending upon the needs of the host.

Fee: $175, invoiced after the class.

Requirements:

You provide:

  • A meeting room with seating for students, a table to put the instructor’s laptop on, a screen or light-colored wall to show a movie on, an electrical outlet within 15 feet, and your building’s fire and life safety emergency plan. It is helpful for the building engineer or other qualified person to be present to review the building’s safety systems with the instructor prior to the class.

There is no limit to the number of students, as long as the host provides a microphone for groups larger than 70 students.

DFD provides:

  • The instructor will bring the laptop, movie, projector, etc.

Description: Residential fire losses substantially dominate the total fire losses in the U.S. accounting for 83% of the 2855 deaths, 78% or the 16,500 injuries, and 58% of the estimated $ 12.5 billion in property loss. (Karter, M.J., Fire Losses in the United States in 2012, National Fire Protection Association, Quincy, MA, September 2013)

The objective of this class is to reduce fire deaths and injuries and teach residents what to do in an emergency. Cooking is the number one cause of fires in America today, and smoking is the number one cause of fire fatalities.

We will cover:

• Unattended cooking, watch what you heat. Always remain close to all cooking processes. “Stand by your pan”.

• Smoke and Carbon Monoxide detectors are life-saving devices that will give you an early warning to a potential life-threatening incident. Smoke detectors on every level of a home reduce fire fatalities by 50%.

• Safe use of long-term medical oxygen. In Denver, it is not allowed to smoke inside your residence (not even on your balcony) if there is medical oxygen and equipment, including concentrators, present in the home. Smoking causes 23% of civilian fire deaths.

• Residential sprinkler facts. A sprinkler head will activate when the temperature at the head reaches 135° or higher at the ceiling, initiating the flow of water. Unlike in the movies, only the one sprinkler head activates and will flow water. Additional heads will only activate when the temperature reaches 135°. According to the National Fire Protection Association, civilian fire fatalities are 81% lower in homes with sprinklers. When sprinklers were present, fires were kept to the room of origin 97% of the time.

Residents should be able to:

  • Describe the emergency procedures for their home in case of fire, tornado, medical emergency, etc.
  • Identify common fire hazards in the home, and how to prevent them. • Describe the evacuation process, including having two ways out of every room, and a meeting place outside. “Once out, stay out.”
  • Identify special situations or individuals in the building that may require an emergency response different than the standard response (i.e. evacuating instructions for people with a disability or other need for assistance).
  • Describe the basic operation of building fire and life safety systems as they relate to the emergency evaluation process (this is obviously different for a townhome and a high-rise building).
  • Are there special situations in your home that you need to be aware of in case of a fire emergency? Describe any special situation that would require a response other than that generally described (individuals who are non-ambulatory, what to do if someone can’t get out, etc.).

Target Audience: Our priorities are high-rise buildings and any other occupancy that has many occupants, but all requests will be considered as staffing allows.

Availability: Weekdays between 9:00 to 3:00. Other times may be available per a case-by-case basis and may involve additional fees. We may not be able to accommodate all event requests due to limited staffing and other scheduling conflicts. Class is structured to be 2 hours long but can be shortened depending upon the needs of the host.

Fee: $175, invoiced after the class

Requirements:

You provide:

  • A meeting room with adequate seating for students, a table to put the instructor’s laptop on, a screen or light-colored wall to show a movie on, an electrical outlet within 15 feet, and your building’s fire and life safety emergency plan. It is helpful for the building engineer or other qualified person to be present to review the building’s safety systems with the instructor prior to the class.

DFD provides:

  • The instructor will bring the laptop, movie, projector, etc. 

There is no limit to the number of students, if the host provides a microphone for groups larger than 60 students.

Description: A career event for those under 21 years of age, the Denver fire department recruiters will discuss the day in the life of a firefighter. A recruiting event for those over the age of 21 years, will define the employment opportunities available with Denver Fire Department.

Target Audience: All ages, dependent on type of request.

Availability: 7 days a week

Fee: None

Requirements: A group of 5 or more individuals.

Once you have completed your application, please email dfdoperations@denvergov.org to schedule a time to appear for an in-person interview.

Please allow 24-48 hours for a response.

Thank you Denver Fire Operations