Fire Chief Dan Noonan

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Chief Noonan, fire district honored

People often honor those who are stepping down from long-held positions, and that is certainly the case for Durango Fire Protection District Chief Dan Noonan, who is stepping down after 39 years of...

DATE: Oct. 16, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Noonan honored for service

In 1975, Dan Noonan was stocking shelves at a Safeway supermarket and working part-time construction when he was approached to volunteer as a firefighter. Almost 40 years of service later, Noonan...

DATE: Oct. 4, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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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

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Durango fire chief to retire

The Durango Fire Protection District announced Wednesday that Chief Dan Noonan will retire at the end of 2015. Noonan has spent 39 years in fire service in La Plata County, 10 as a volunteer with...

DATE: June 3, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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City, region join wildfire agreement

Durango City Councilors unanimously approved an agreement Tuesday that establishes a framework for local governments and fire districts to manage and share the cost of wildfires. “We’ll all be able...

DATE: April 21, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

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County tightens driveway standards

All new homes in unincorporated La Plata County now will have smoother and wider driveways after new standards took effect April 1. Anyone with construction plans for a new home in the county now...

DATE: April 2, 2015 | CATEGORY: Local News

Durango fire district faces deficit

The Durango Fire Protection District will have to dip into savings to cover expenses next year for the first time since 2009. The district is prepared to deficit spend $550,634 in 2015 mostly to...

DATE: Oct. 29, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

No fire restrictions for Fourth of July holiday

La Plata County fire chiefs and federal land managers are not recommending fire restrictions ahead of the Fourth of July holiday, a decision reached after “serious deliberation,” according to a...

DATE: June 30, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Firefighters douse blaze near Falls Creek

Durango Fire Protection District responded to what it described as a “man-caused” fire just before 6 a.m. Saturday morning in the 3000 block County Road 205 in the Falls Creek area northwest of...

DATE: June 21, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

Be careful with your campfire

As temperatures rise and winds pick up, fire officials are asking residents and visitors to be extremely cautious with campfires. Unattended campfires and fires that have not been fully...

DATE: June 13, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Local chief helped write book for first-responders

Whether you’ve been injured in a car accident or suffered a medical emergency, some of the techniques paramedics used to save your life may be thanks to the service and expertise of Durango Fire...

DATE: April 10, 2014 | CATEGORY: Local News

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Third time a charm? Fire district has urge to merge

Durango Fire & Rescue Authority is considering asking voters in November to formally consolidate the cobbled-together agency, a move that would eliminate multiple governing boards and help unify...

DATE: Aug. 17, 2013 | CATEGORY: Local News