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Christmas Tree Safety Tips

Monthly Report – June

Brighton Fire Rescue District.

The Gallagher Amendment

The Greater Brighton Fire Protection District is considering a ballot question for the November 2020 ballot to stabilize the residential assessment rate (RAR) at 7.15%. With the RAR projected to drop to 5.8% in 2021, the Fire District is facing losses over $1 Million. It would continue to suffer losses each year over the next several years due to these unintended consequences of the Gallagher Amendment. The Colorado legislature in their 2020 session also realized the Gallagher Amendment is not achieving the original intent. A statewide ballot question will also be on the November ballot. The ballot question that we are considering would be specifically for the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District.

These losses will significantly affect fire districts across the state. Brighton Fire is not considering a tax increase. This ballot measure simply maintains/stabilizes where we are currently in revenue concerning the RAR. Please watch this short informational video about the Gallagher Amendment and how you can help your local fire district and first responders.

Monthly Report – May

Brighton Fire Rescue District.

2019 Annual Report

Brighton Fire Rescue District

2020 Virtual Kids Academy

Join us for our 2020 Virtual Kids Academy! In this video series you’ll meet Brighton firefighters, tour a fire station, learn about search and rescue, knot tying, bike safety and explore the inner workings of our brains. After you have completed the academy please take this quiz. We will send a certificate to kids who participate in the academy and pass the quiz. This is open to all kids who want to participate, however, the content is aimed for kids ages 8-11. We hope you enjoy this virtual academy!

Cooking Safety

Check out these tips on cooking safety during a lockdown.

Turned Out Firefighter Podcast

Turned Out is the firefighter podcast devoted to firefighter wellness, safety, training, inspiration and everything in between. We’re gearing up to discuss important topics and struggles in the fire service, and sharing ideas on how to be healthy and motivated both on and off the fire ground. It’s time to don your gear and jump in.

Click here to listen to Episode 1 – Longevity in the Fire Service
Everyday firefighters are faced with new challenges and new learning opportunities. A dedication to life-long learning and continued skills development is essential for success. Brighton Fire Rescue Chief Mike Schuppe shares his tips on having a long, healthy career in the fire service.

Press Release – Chief Bodane Retirement

Announcing Fire Chief Mark Bodane’s retirement.

Holiday Candle Safety

Did you know the top three days of the year for home candle fires are Christmas, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day? Here are some safety tips:

  • Only use decorations that are flame-retardant or not flammable.
  • Check holiday lights each year for frayed wires or excessive wear.
  • Don’t link more than three strands of holiday lights.
  • Never leave a burning candle unattended. Consider using battery-operated flameless candles.
  • Keep your live Christmas tree away from heat sources and room exits.
  • Water your live Christmas tree daily to keep it from becoming dry.