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Aurora Fire Rescue News

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Passing of Retired Fire Lieutenant Bud Hills
11/15/2021
Darold E. “Bud” Hills passed this weekend after battling cancer that was presumptively associated with his career as a firefighter.
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Grant awards purchase of Thermal Imaging Cameras
08/20/2021
AFR awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grant for new Thermal Imaging Cameras
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2021 Command Staff Updates
08/12/2021
Aurora Fire Rescue Command Staff Updates & Promotions
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2020 CARES Data
06/24/2021
Aurora ranked among top EMS agencies for overall patient survival rates following cardiac arrest.
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South Paris Way Fatal Fire
06/02/2021
A young victim succumbed to his injuries after a fire in a townhome complex this morning.
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Inspection Fees
Inspection Fees
05/24/2021
Aurora Fire Rescue and the City of Aurora has approved the implementation of a Fire Inspection Fee Schedule
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Stage 1 Burn Restrictions
04/30/2021
Stage 1 Burn Restrictions issued in Aurora
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AFR receives Accreditation from CFAI
03/24/2021
Aurora Fire Rescue has received Accredited Agency status with the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) for meeting the criteria established through the CFAI’s voluntary self-assessment and accreditation program.
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News Release
October 29 Fatal Apartment Fire on Galena St.
10/30/2020
An apartment fire on Galena St. resulted in one fatality overnight October 29.
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2020 PPE Grant
10/28/2020
More than $124,000 awarded to support COVID-19 PPE for Aurora Fire Rescue.
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Ketamine Moratorium
09/14/2020
Aurora Fire Rescue implements ketamine moratorium following council resolution. The department will remove all ketamine from service units beginning at 8 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15.
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2020 Academy Graduation
08/12/2020
Aurora Fire Rescue is proud to announce that on Thursday, Aug. 13, a total of 24 recruits will graduate to the rank of firefighter at the city of Aurora’s Municipal Center. The graduation ceremony has been adapted in order to incorporate adequate social distancing measures, and the event will not be open to the public. The graduation will be live-streamed on AuroraTV.org for the public to safely observe at 9 a.m.
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AFR Awarded Assistance to Firefighters Grant
08/05/2020
Aurora Fire Rescue (AFR) was recently notified that the agency has been awarded the Assistance to Firefighters Grant in the amount of $135,413. As a developing and expanding community, the organization has identified the need for the training and certification of an additional 25 hazardous material (hazmat) technicians and this funding will help achieve that goal.
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Addition of MSU at Station No. 2
07/01/2020
On Wed., July 1 Aurora Fire Rescue will place a fourth Medical Service Unit (MSU) into service at the city of Aurora's busiest station.
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Increased Attention to the Elijah McClain Case
06/25/2020
There has been a recent increase in interest related to Aurora Fire Rescue's (AFR) response to an incident in August of 2019 in which AFR paramedics provided emergency medical care to Elijah McClain.
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ADT Donates $10K
05/19/2020
Aurora Fire Rescue to accept $10,000 Donation From ADT Always Cares program.
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Aurora Fire Rescue has Promoted Two Members to the Position of Battalion Chief
04/17/2020
Aurora Fire Rescue (AFR) announced the promotion of two members to the position of Battalion Chief. The need arose due to the addition of a fourth battalion in the department structure.
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Overnight Fire on March 24 Results in Fatality
03/25/2020
A single family residential structure fire in Aurora on the night of March 24 resulted in a fatality.
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Aurora Fire Situation Update
Update regarding personal protective equipment
03/19/2020
Statement from Chief Fernando Gray regarding the use of personal protective equipment (PPE) for the safety of responders and the community.
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Implementation of 4th Battalion
03/16/2020
Aurora Fire Rescue placed a fourth battalion chief into service March 16.
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Aurora Fire Rescue placing new engine company in service Jan. 18
01/17/2020
On Saturday, Jan. 18 Aurora Fire Rescue will add an engine company and relocate a ladder company to better serve those in southeast Aurora. The enhancements impact Aurora Fire Stations 13 and 14.
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Aurora Fire Rescue to celebrate grand opening of Station 5 at 2 p.m. Friday, January 24
01/16/2020
Aurora Fire Rescue will celebrate the grand opening of the city’s newest fire station on Friday, Jan. 24, at 2 p.m. The new Station 5 is located at 1141 Laredo Street in Aurora.
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Aurora Fire Rescue has experienced early success with the Adopt A School program
01/10/2020
In September of 2019, Aurora Fire Rescue began a new program with the aims of building closer relationships with elementary school faculty and students. The goal is to make a special effort and meet needs that arise.
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Chief of Aurora Fire Rescue Releases Vision and Focus for 2020
01/04/2020
Advocating for a progressive fire department, Gray prescribed personnel safety, bias-free workplace, and member input in decision making as the organizational pillars.
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Investigative report completed for November 2018 explosion at Heather Gardens residence in Aurora
11/15/2019
Investigators from Aurora Fire Rescue have completed their thorough investigation into the fatal natural gas explosion, that occurred in the Heather Gardens community on Nov. 16, 2018.
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Aurora Firefighters Care Enough to Wear Pink in October
10/28/2019
Aurora Fire Rescue once again participated in the “Care Enough to Wear Pink” campaign this October, switching out traditional uniform shirts for a pink design in support of breast cancer awareness.
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Effective Tuesday, Oct. 15, 2019 Aurora Fire Engine 17 was placed in service
10/22/2019
On Tuesday, Aurora Fire Rescue (AFR) expanded by one engine company. Engine 17 will be based at Fire Station 15 in Murphy Creek awaiting the construction of Fire Station 17 approximately four miles north.
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Groundbreaking of Fire Station 17 set for Oct. 16
10/11/2019
Aurora Fire Rescue will celebrate the groundbreaking of the city’s newest fire station at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 16
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SAFER Grant will allow Aurora Fire Rescue to add a fourth battalion chief
10/11/2019
The city of Aurora has received a federal grant of more than $800,000 to help fund a fourth battalion chief for the growing Aurora Fire Rescue department
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More than 20 crews of firefighters will be recognized Oct. 3 for lifesaving work in Aurora
10/03/2019
Each year, Aurora Fire Rescue honors the crews who bring patients back after cardiac arrest. At the 2019 ceremony, more than 20 crews will be recognized for this achievement.
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Assistance to Firefighters Grant – Extrication Equipment
09/09/2019
Department of Homeland Security Federal Emergency Management Agency will award Aurora Fire Rescue with approximately $256,000 to assist with replacing obsolete and outdated extrication equipment.
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