North Washington Fire Protection District is currently offering the following programs. Click links to view.
Currently offering 2 academies per year (as enrollment allows) Spring and Fall
15 week academy, Friday nights from 1800-2200; Saturday from 0800 to 1700; Sunday from 0800 to 1700
Cost $2,000.00 - Register Online
Next Academy: March 1, 2013 – June 23, 2013 (Memorial Day weekend and Easter off)
Registration is limited to the first 25 registrations with payment; Flexible payment plan available. Must be paid in full prior to the state test. We frequently have a waiting list for our academies.
We proudly boast the most “hands on training” than any other similar academy in the metro area. All classes are taught by Colorado State Certified Instructors or experts in the field who are current line personnel. All sessions are conducted at the NWFD State of the Art Training Facility at 901 E. 68th Avenue
We offer a “Family Night” at our Propane fire night burn. This highly successful event allows the families and loved ones to see just what their student has been learning and practicing. They actually get a true sense of the adrenaline, excitement, danger and teamwork that take place!
Upon successful completion of the academy the candidate will have:
- CPR Card
- Nationally Accredited FFI State Certification
- Nationally Accredited Hazardous Operations State Certification
- Eligibility to test for the North Washington Fire Protection District Reserve Program (providing you are on the DRCOG list and have a State of Colorado EMT B license)
What is included in the tuition price?
- Eligibility for credit hours at Red Rocks Community College
- All textbooks, notebooks and two academy T-shirts
- Bunker Gear is provided for use during the academy
- Initial testing fees for Firefighter I and Hazardous Materials Operations
- Graduation celebration held at the Denver Merchandise Mart
Battalion Chief / Training Chief Mark Schuman (Director – Instructor) Phone 303.539.6808
Coordinator/ Captain Rick Busch
Trick or Treat Town
North Washington Fire District built a Trick or Treat Town inside one of the fire truck garage bay’s at Station 31, fire station. The town was designed, created, painted and constructed by the Fire District’s fire staff and crews. The town was made possible by donations from local businesses.
Trick or Treat Town is open the public free of charge for Trick or Treating on Halloween, October 31, for children accompanied by an adult. The town has a wheelchair/stroller accessible pathway and has 19 storefronts where candy is handed out from. More than 5,500 flyers were printed and delivered to the elementary schools in the district to pass out to children in the community, last year. More than 1,200 children and adults visited Trick or Treat Town in 2010.
Halloween 2011 will be the third year the Fire District plans to provide this to the community, for a fun yet safe and warm place for children to have the opportunity to enjoy the fall holiday.
North Washington Fire Protection District has a Child Passenger Safety Program for its citizens.
It consists of certified Child Passenger Safety Technicians that are on duty everyday. The Technicians will educate the child’s responsible party on best fit and best practice of their child seat. They will also check an up to date database for recalls on the child seat.
Our goal is to educate the child’s parents or care giver on proper child passenger safety and give them the knowledge to correctly secure their child in a vehicle.
To schedule an installation and inspection please fill out the form below and a Car Seat Technician will be in touch with you.
If you need a inspection or installation the same day please call 303.539.6800. Please keep in mind our techs are full time firefighters and may not be able to do this the same day. We will do our best to try and accommodate your needs.
The Fire Department provides Safety Information to the public through School events as well as tours of stations for different groups as well as individual persons or families. We will also provide Engine and Ambulance tours at the Stations as well as different locations or events.
Just to name a few events that we have helped provide safety information for and have partnered with Law Enforcement are National Night Out gatherings School safety talks and presentations, Church, clubs and neighborhood groups. As well as providing our businesses with Fire extinguisher classes.
The Department also has a Juvenile Fire Setter program which partners with Schools, Law Enforcement and Families in our Protection District. The program focuses on the child to educate him/her in the dangers of fire setting or playing with fire. We can help provide additional resources to the family if needed.
The Department also has certified infant/child Safety Care Seat Technicians that can be contacted to schedule a Car seat installation.
For information on any one of the programs please call 303-539-6880 and leave a message or for more of an urgent need call the front Office at 303-539-6889 during regular business hours Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.
The North Washington Wellness-Fitness program is a comprehensive program that encompasses general physical fitness, functional firefighting technique, diet, mental fitness as well as in depth programs that scan heart functions and the status of each firefighters cardio respiratory system.
Each firefighter undergoes testing on an annual or two year basis that is comprehensive and objective. The testing consists of everything from blood work, muscular strength and endurance to cardiac health.
The North Washington wellness program supplies the employees with a workout facility complete with weights, cardio and stretching equipment. As well as Peer Fitness Trainers to assist fellow employees with questions and different ideas for each individual workout and diet need.
The program has the support and is condoned by not only the Chief of the department but the IAFF and local physicians.
With the help from North Washington Fire Department, high school students affiliated with Explorers and the 9-5 Program completed 6 days of firefighter and EMS training. Training included: basic first aid and CPR, airway management, IV skills, vehicle extrication, use of fire extinguishers, propane fires, bunker gear, firefighter search, and use of SCBA’s. With special visits from the Flight For Life medical helicopter crew. All instructors were NWFD firefighters and Paramedics.
North Washington Ambulance Membership Program
$25 Individual (covers only the individual signing this Enrollment Form)
$45 Couple Membership (covers the individual signing this enrollment form and spouse living at your residence)
$65 Family Membership (covers the individual signing this enrollment form and all family members, including unmarried children under age 25 and other dependents listed on your tax return and regularly living at your residence)
$35 Senior Couple Membership (covers the individual signing this enrollment form, who must be 55 years or older, and spouse living at your residence)
$55 Senior Family Membership (covers the individual signing this enrollment form, who must be 55 years or older, and all family members, including unmarried children under age 25 and other dependents listed on your tax return and regularly living at your residence)
Corporate Membership (covers employees of the corporate sponsor. Independent contractors, contract employees and temporary/seasonal employees are not covered)
I represent that the foregoing information is true and accurate. I have read and agree with the terms of the Ambulance Membership Program Agreement. I further understand that my insurance company(ies) will be billed for payment, and that any co-payment required under my insurance policy(ies) not paid by my insurance company(ies) will be paid by the North Washington Ambulance Membership Program in accordance with the terms of the Program in full satisfaction of North Washington Fire Protection District’s emergency medical/ambulance transport charges.
To my insurance carrier(s) or other provider of medical benefits:
- I authorize a copy of this Enrollment Form and Agreement to be used in lieu of the original on file at the North Washington Fire Protection District’s office.
- I authorize payment of benefits for emergency medical/ambulance transport services for myself or eligible family members directly to the North Washington Fire Protection District.
- I authorize and direct reimbursement for emergency medical/ambulance services pursuant to my policy(ies) to be sent directly to the North Washington Fire Protection District.