North Metro Fire does not come to unlock a car door unless there is a child or pet locked inside the car. Otherwise, we advise residents to call their local locksmith to assist.
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We try to support as many community-wide events as we can. However, our first responsibility is to respond to emergencies, so sometimes we can't make an event due to emergency call volume, firefighter training and other necessary emergency service duties. If you would like to request a fire engine to stop by your community event, please contact the public information officer at 303-252-3017 or via email email@example.com. You may also fill out an online request form to request a fire engine for your event. Please submit your request at least two weeks prior to your event.
Please note, we do not send fire engines to promotional events for businesses, such as grand openings. However, in certain circumstances, we will partner with community businesses on safety education opportunities and send a fire engine to coincide with an educational event at a business.
Typically, we schedule crews to attend an event for one to two hours maximum. Our fire engine crew and ambulance crew stay in service when attending community events. For this reason, there may be times when our crews must leave an event early to respond to an emergency call, or they may arrive late or not at all due to an emergency. Please understand we will do our best to attend your event, but providing the best emergency response to our citizens is our first priority.
Usually by age 13 a child can sit in the front seat. However, the rule of thumb is that the child's height should be approximately 4 ft, 9 inches so that the seat belt rests correctly across the child's body for proper safety. The seat belt should rest across the pelvic area and not the stomach area.
For additional information on car seat safety, check out guidelines from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration's website.
While we have a limited number of short-term volunteer and community service opportunities during the year, as a rule we don't have long-term community service projects for youth looking to earn community service hours. If you have a specific community service project in mind that would involve our fire department, please contact the public information officer at 303-252-3017 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
North Metro Fire is a full-service professional fire department and no longer offers volunteer firefighter opportunities.
North Metro Fire accepts flags for retirement at their Headquarters building and fire stations throughout the year, but residents can also drop off their old flags at the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum and the Broomfield Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall. Each June around Flag Day, the fire district hosts an official Flag Retirement Ceremony with the help of the Broomfield Veterans Memorial Museum, Broomfield Police, the VFW and local boy and girl scouts. We encourage the public to join us in retiring some of the donated flags and honoring our nation's most regarded symbol.
You don't have to donate your flag to the fire district or other organizations in order to properly retire it. You simply need to cut the union of stars out from the stripes. Then the American flag is no longer considered to be a flag, and you can respectfully discard of the remnants in a receptacle. With the many synthetic flags used today, we no longer encourage residents to burn their flag remnants. Burning synthetic flags will expose you unnecessarily to harmful toxins released from the flag.
North Metro Fire is able to accept monetary donations through the North Metro Fire Rescue District Community Foundation. Donations to the foundation are used to support fire and life safety programs in our community as well as the emergency financial needs of local first responders who are killed or seriously injured in the line of duty and their immediate families. If you would like to donate to our foundation, you may send a check made out to "NMFRD Community Foundation" to North Metro Fire's Headquarters at 101 Spader Way, Broomfield CO 80020.
North Metro Fire doesn't accept in-kind donations of clothing, furniture, toys, etc. for the most part due to the lack of storage for such items. However, we do host a back-to-school drive and holiday toy drive during the year and will happily accept your new items to assist local families in need.
They can be wrapped in newspaper and safely put in the trash as long as you remove the battery from the detector first.
You can call your city or check their website for hazardous material roundup dates.
North Metro Fire does not provide this service. However, there are many companies available that inspect and recharge fire extinguishers. You can find these companies by performing an Internet search or by checking your local yellow pages.