Durango Fire Protection District

Saving lives in the back of a bouncing ambulance

Whatever you do, don’t call paramedics and emergency medical technicians “ambulance drivers.” It’s like calling a nurse a “doctor’s helper” – they’re so much more than that. Take Durango Fire...

DATE: May 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Did you smell smoke this morning? That’s the smell of spring

Early risers got a good whiff of smoke in the Animas Valley this morning, an alarming smell that may have evoked fearful memories for some in La Plata County. But not to worry – fire officials said...

DATE: April 27, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to report of explosion in north Durango

Firefighters responded to a report of an explosion Tuesday night in north Durango. David Linden said he had just eaten dinner and was watching “Our Planet” on Netflix when he heard and felt a blast...

DATE: April 16, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire Protection District retires oldest engine

A firetruck is much more than just six wheels, sirens and a water hose – it “becomes a piece of us,” said retired Durango Fire Department Capt. Pat Kelly. And one piece of Kelly, the 1982 Seagrave...

DATE: April 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters respond to house fire in South Durango

Firefighters said Tuesday they are unsure of the exact cause of an apartment fire that started Monday afternoon in South Durango. The fire was reported at 3:35 p.m., and the first unit arrived on...

DATE: April 8, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters douse chimney fire Friday night on Main Avenue in Durango

Firefighters responded to the 700 block of Main Avenue for a report of smoke and flames coming from the roof of Derailed Pour House on Friday night in Durango. The fire in the chimney of the...

DATE: March 22, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango home catches fire early Friday

A single-story home caught fire early Friday in the 1000 block of East Fifth Avenue, causing about $3,000 in damage, fire officials said. The Durango Fire Protection District received a call about...

DATE: Feb. 15, 2019 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango Fire Department practices rescues on icy lakes

Staff of the Durango Fire Protection District conducted a simulated ice rescue and cold-water drowning exercise last week on Turner Lake in Falls Creek. Leo Lloyd, an EMS training captain, said the...

DATE: Dec. 23, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Construction begins on $3.1 million fire station upgrade in north Durango

A multimillion dollar expansion of the fire station on east 32nd Street is underway. Durango Fire Protection District expects to spend $3.1 million to expand the 1,000-square-foot Fire Station No....

DATE: Dec. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Marvel family loses home, belongings in house fire

A La Plata County family lost its home and belongings Sunday night in a fire just south of Marvel. Fort Lewis Mesa Fire Protection District Chief John Lee said a call came in around 6:45 p.m. that...

DATE: Dec. 3, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Dog dies in house fire southeast of Durango

A dog died in a house fire Wednesday night at the corner of county roads 301 and 304, southeast of Durango near Pastorius Reservoir, fire officials said. Fire crews responded to the scene around...

DATE: Oct. 18, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

Agencies to work on Twin Buttes prescribed burn

Durango Parks and Recreation Department is working with Durango Fire Protection District and Twin Buttes to complete a prescribed burn in the Twin Buttes open space starting Tuesday and continuing...

DATE: Oct. 14, 2018 | CATEGORY: Local News

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