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Colorado's First Responders Episode 4

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 | Colorado's First Responders


Premiered November 10, 2015

We have three remarkable stories in this month’s Colorado’s First Responders.

Above: Interview with firefighter John Stevens about the Ride to Remember.

  ▶ To begin, we hear from the Denver Health Paramedic Wildland Team on being deployed to wildfires in Washington and Alaska.

Denver Health Building

They tell us about their training and their experiences being close to those massive wildfires.

Denver Health Paramedic Wildland Team

  ▶ Our next story is about the First Responders that no one really thinks of...Bloodhounds! We met up with the Elbert County Sheriff’s Office and their use of Bloodhounds to find evidence, missing people and drugs.

Elbert County Sheriff's Office Bloodhound

We even put the Bloodhounds to the test to see them in action.

Elbert County Sheriff's Office Bloodhound

  ▶ Our final story is an emotional one. Every year, hundreds of firefighters on motorcycles ride down to Colorado Springs to honor the men and women that have fallen in the line of duty. This past September was a very emotional ride, not only because of the rededication of the International Fallen Firefighters Memorial in Colorado Springs, but also because of the hundreds of names being added to the wall this year.

Colorado Springs Firefighters Motorcycle Ride

Local firefighter Eric Sondeen passed away from cancer earlier this year. We spoke with friends and family who were riding down to the memorial to honor him.

Colorado Springs Firefighters Motorcycle Ride

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