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Wonder what the view from the top of Ladder Truck 62 is like? Have you felt the weight of 60 pounds of personal firefighting equipment? Or want to understand what goes into being a firefighter or paramedic with Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue (SSFR)? The community can find out firsthand when SSFR hosts an open house at the Mountain Fire Station, 2600 Pine Grove Road, from 11am to 3pm on Saturday, September 22, 2018.
“Typically, we show up when folks aren’t having their best day,” said Fire Chief Mel Stewart. “We wanted to continue the tradition of welcoming the community to our station house and provide a chance to meet the men and women who serve our community outside of an emergency situation.”
Similar to last year’s popular open house, enjoy a cookout featuring free hot dogs; adult and kid activities such as face painting, fire hose spray, agility test, fire extinguisher training, car seat checks and special live demonstrations.
The majority of the department’s fire trucks, ambulances and equipment will be on display including the ladder truck with its 105-foot ladder. Guests can hop in and check out each vehicle as well as sign up to climb to the top of the four-section extension ladder that towers above the open house.
Residents will be able to tour the Mountain Fire Station and experience where firefighters are based during their 24-hour shift. The station garage bays will host displays and highlights of the past, present and future of the department and its history serving the community.
For more than 120 years, SSFR has been dedicated to serving the City of Steamboat Springs and the surrounding community by reducing human suffering and property loss, protecting the environment, and promoting life safety through incident response, public education, and fire prevention programs. Responsible for an area of roughly 384 square miles, the department responded to nearly 2300 calls (average of 6.3 per day) for services in 2017.
Mel Stewart, Fire Chief, 970.879.7170, or email
Chuck Cerasoli, Deputy Chief, 970.879.7170, or email
Michael Lane, Communications Manager, 970.871.8220, or email