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Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Outspoken1
N 39° 29.142 W 106° 02.757
13S E 410051 N 4371198
Quick Description: Although not denoted on the sign, this is Station 6, the Main Station. The fire district museum is just across the street and open by appointment.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 2/8/2019 2:37:26 PM
Waymark Code: WM101F4
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member TeamSO
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Long Description:
"Although our name is patriotic, Red, White and Blue originates from 3 different fire companies that were organized in 1882 to protect the mining district of Breckenridge after 3 large fires almost destroyed the town. The 3 companies were the Red: The Pioneer Hook and Ladder Company, White: The Independent Hose Company, and Blue: The Blue River Hose Company. Collectively, they were called the Red, White and Blue Volunteer Fire Department.

In 1947, the fire department changed names to the Breckenridge Volunteer Fire Department until 1976 when a special taxing district was officially formed renaming the department to the Red, White and Blue Fire Protection District as it is called today.

Area of Coverage
We cover approximately 140 square miles of Summit County, Colorado, including the towns of Breckenridge and Blue River, the Breckenridge Ski Resort, and unincorporated sections of Summit County. Our district boundaries are Hoosier Pass to the South, Frisco town limits to the North, the Continental Divide to the East, and the Ten Mile range to the West.

Red, White and Blue is a career department with approximately 58 paid personnel in 4 divisions: Operations, Administration, Community Risk Management Division, and the Division of Training, Safety, and Health. The department responds to approximately 2,000 calls per year out of four stations. The career firefighters work a 48-96 schedule (2 24-hour shifts, 4-days off) among 3 shifts.

The District Offices are located in Station 6 at:
316 North Main Street
Breckenridge, CO 80424" (from (visit link) )

Map of all four station may be found at (visit link) .

Their Facebook page is at (visit link) .

The fire department museum information may be found at (visit link)
Paid or Volunteer: Paid

Has 911 Dispatch: yes

Has Emergency Call Box: no

Has Emergency Siren: yes

Has Fire Pole: yes

Average Alarms Per Year: 2000

Related Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
316 N Main Street
Breckenridge, CO USA

Number of Emergency Staff: 58


EMS Involvement: Not Listed

Number of Firetrucks: Not Listed

Visit Instructions:
The only requirement is to visit this location physically, in person, and write about your experience.
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