Hometown Heroes


The Boulder Rural Fire Dept. opened their doors to locals yesterday so we could see the equipment and heros up close. Highlights were the arrival of the Flight for Life helicopter (just after a drop off) and the Boulder Emergency Squad’s demonstration of the Jaws of Life. Near the top of the list: aiming the big hose into a pool of water.

There were lots of little kids in awe of the big trucks and hoses but the exhibit that most impressed me was Code 3 Associates.


It’s a non-profit that provides animal disaster response across the US. This Big Animal Rescue Truck (BART) is the only one of its kind in the US. The crews live there and work in the Vet clinic on board. They come fully equipped and they don’t charge for their help. What an amazing mission and they’re based in Longmont.

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