Durango Fire Protection District

Falls by senior citizens a growing problem in La Plata County

The common assumption when one sees an ambulance, lights and siren blazing, is that it’s en route to a car accident, or maybe a heart attack or stroke victim. But they’re just as likely to be on...

DATE: July 13, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Hermosa Trail hiker assisted by search-and-rescue

According to the emergency scanner, a rescue was requested about 4:45 p.m. Sunday for someone who was injured about three miles up Hermosa Creek Trail. Butch Knowlton, director of the La Plata...

DATE: July 12, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Lane on Main closed for 45 minutes

A southbound lane in the 2100 block of north Main Avenue was closed for about 45 minutes Wednesday afternoon when the Durango Fire Protection District responded to a report of smoke in an attic...

DATE: July 8, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

An arrest made in car, gun threat

A vehicle crash led to a gun threat Tuesday evening. The incident began near Miller Middle School. The first driver, identified as Michael Fender, 49, was westbound on Junction Street in a Dodge...

DATE: July 7, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cemetery fire being investigated

The Durango fire marshal is investigating a blaze that started early Sunday morning at Greenmount Cemetery. Firefighters responded about 5:30 a.m. Sunday, but they were unable to save the small...

DATE: July 6, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Woman rescued from Animas River

A woman was safe Thursday night after being pulled out of the Animas River. According to Durango Police Department Officer Kathleen O’Toole, two people saw the woman, who was not identified, walk...

DATE: July 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire reminds us to please participate legally

As the Fourth of July approaches, the Durango Fire Protection District is emphatically reminding residents the only fireworks legal for private use in Colorado are sparklers, smoke balls,...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire hires new chief

The Durango Fire Protection District Board chose a new fire chief to succeed Dan Noonan: Deputy Chief Hal Doughty. Doughty, who served in the Air Force as a military firefighter for four years...

DATE: July 1, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Cause still undetermined in rafting death

The cause of death for a man who died Tuesday after the raft he was in flipped in the Durango Whitewater Park remains undetermined. “The death certificate says pending,” La Plata County Coroner...

DATE: June 17, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rafter dies after a flip in Smelter Rapid

Medics administered CPR in Santa Rita Park to a 56-year-old man whose raft flipped Tuesday, but the man eventually died. “He apparently was in a boat that flipped in or before (the Whitewater...

DATE: June 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Rafters: Wear your life jackets

DATE: June 9, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Fire district volunteers crucial, hard to find

Some people volunteer to serve on a board of directors. Others do hands-on tasks such as building trails or providing refreshments at events. And in La Plata County, there are 94 volunteers who...

DATE: June 5, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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