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Posted on: August 15, 2019

[ARCHIVED] SSFR Open House Returns for Third Year

SSFR Open House

You know the sights and sounds of Steamboat Springs Fire Rescue when they are headed to an emergency call, but have you had the chance to meet the individuals who provide Fire/EMS services to the community on a daily basis?

Find out firsthand when SSFR hosts an open house for the third consecutive year at the Mountain Fire Station, 2600 Pine Grove Road, from 11am to 2pm on Saturday, September 14, 2019.

SSFR Open House 2019Similar to previous open houses, enjoy a cookout featuring free hot dogs and hamburgers; fun kids’ activities such as the fire hose spray, fire extinguisher training, car seat checks along with demonstrations and information.

The majority of the department’s fire apparatus, ambulances and equipment will be on display including the newest addition in aerial suppression supremacy, Tower-61, capable of lifting firefighters 100 feet in the air. Guests can check out each vehicle as well as sign up to climb to the top of the four-section extension ladder of Ladder-62, which typically 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 as well as understand what goes into being a firefighter, EMT or paramedic with SSFR. The station engine bays will host displays which highlight the department’s past, present and future as well as fire safety and prevention.   

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 2,482 calls (average of 6.8 per day) for services in 2018, a 7.7% increase over the previous year.


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 

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