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Red, White & Blue Fire Protection District - Breckenridge, CO
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member ganurse
N 39° 35.235 W 106° 05.750
13S E 405898 N 4382521
Quick Description: This is a unique fire department located on Main Street in Breckenridge, CO.
Location: Colorado, United States
Date Posted: 1/27/2008 8:10:37 PM
Waymark Code: WM323M
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Firefrog69
Views: 91

Long Description:
Although our name is patriotic, Red, White and Blue originates from three different fire companies that were organized in 1882 to protect the mining district of Breckenridge after three large fires almost destroyed the town. The three 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. 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 50 paid personnel in 4 divisions: Operations, Administration, C.H.A.M.P Division, and the Division of Training, Safety, and Health. The department responds to approximately 1,200 to 1,400 calls per year out of three stations. The career firefighters work a 48-96 schedule (two 24-hour shifts, 4-days off) among three shifts.

Paid or Volunteer: Paid

EMS Involvement: yes

Has 911 Dispatch: yes

Has Emergency Siren: yes

Has Fire Pole: yes

Related Website: [Web Link]

Physical Address:
316 N. Main Street
Breckenridge, CO United States
80424


Rating:

Has Emergency Call Box: Not Listed

Average Alarms Per Year: Not Listed

Number of Firetrucks: Not Listed

Number of Emergency Staff: Not Listed

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