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Local Donations Make New Fire Truck Possible

posted Oct 27, 2017, 1:46 PM by Hugo Volunteer Fire Department   [ updated Oct 27, 2017, 1:55 PM ]


In an effort to replace old and worn out equipment the Hugo Volunteer Fire Department has purchased a used 2001 Chevrolet 3500 4x4 fast attack brush truck.
 
This unit was funded exclusively through donations from local businesses and local land owners, including Wiepking Fullerton Energy who funded 50% of the purchase price, Tradewind Energy, Xcel Energy, Mortenson Construction, INV Energy, Hugo Liquors, Sorensen Roofing, Veris Enviromental, John Forristall, The Jolly Ranch, Chris Solze, John Higgins, and Gary Schaffer. The Department would like to thank all of you, for without your generous donations this project would not have been possible
 
This unit, which was purchased from the Left Hand Canyon Fire Protection District Northwest of Boulder, will allow the department to respond quickly to grass fires. With it's 400 gallon water tank, 200 gpm pump, and seating for 4 fire fighters, it will respond with a well equipped crew. Its unique capabilities will also allow it to be used as a second due rescue truck and vehicle fire unit.
 
 This truck is a huge asset in the community, and it will be used in many facets of the Fire Department's duties. 
    

          
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Colorado State Fire Fighter Safety and Prevention Grant

posted Dec 10, 2015, 6:05 PM by Hugo Volunteer Fire Department

We are very excited to announce that the HVFD was awarded a grant this year from the state of Colorado to purchase 12 new sets of Bunker Gear and a fill station.

The bunker gear will help to protect our volunteers when responding to the many different types of incidents that we are called to.

The fill station will make it much safer for the members to refill their SCBA bottles after using them. It will contain the bottles in the event that one of them rupture during the refill process.

New Fire Appratus

posted Dec 10, 2015, 5:52 PM by Hugo Volunteer Fire Department   [ updated Mar 19, 2017, 3:40 PM ]

Recent Donations
This year has been a very exciting year for us here at HVFD. We were donated two fire trucks from different districts  this year.

The first came from Grand Valley Fire Protections District in January. It is a 1982 American LaFrance. It has a 1,500 gpm pump with seating for four it has become our new in town truck.

The next came to us from Clear Creek Fire Authority in October. It also has a 1,500 gpm pump and seating for 8 people. It will be used in rural incidents, Vehicle accidents, and mutual aid structure fires. It is a refurbished 1991 Spartan E-One.

We hope to have pictures of these trucks posted in the very near future. 

New Ambulance "Barn"

posted Aug 28, 2013, 10:50 PM by Hugo Volunteer Fire Department

Thanks to generous donations from Wiepking-Fullerton Energy and several others, the Hugo VFD has been able to construct a new ambulance barn.  Due to recent equipment acquisitions--Hugo Rescue and Hugo Fire 6--the department needed to expand its capacity in order to properly shelter our equipment.  This structure will permit our department to store all vehicles (even the tanker) indoors as well as provide much needed storage room for emergency medical supplies.  The new building is located behind (north) of the current building on property generously donated by the Town of Hugo.

Eastern Slope Donates $500 for Last Chance fire response

posted Aug 28, 2012, 4:23 PM by Hugo Volunteer Fire Department

Eastern Slope Rural Telephone Association's Board of Directors generously elected to donate $500.00 to the Hugo Volunteer Fire Department.  The Hugo Volunteer Fire Department responded to a call for mutual aid to Last Chance to battle a fast moving fire which burned more than 45,000 acres (approx. 70 square miles) in late June.  Eastern Slope had numerous assets in the area and this donation to the Hugo department--as well as other responding agencies--is a tangible and much appreciated "thank you."

Lincoln County Fire/Burn Restrictions

posted Jul 31, 2012, 9:24 PM by Hugo Volunteer Fire Department   [ updated Aug 30, 2018, 6:42 PM ]

The Lincoln County Commissioners have recently passed an ordinance regarding fire/burn restrictions.  The restrictions and their definitions are posted below and apply specifically to unincorporated Lincoln county.  If you have any questions about the current status you may call Lincoln County Dispatch at 743-2426.
 
LEVELS OF BURNING RESTRICTIONS
 
LEVEL 1 – NO BURNING RESTRICTIONS
Controlled Burns have to be called into the Lincoln County Dispatch 719-743-2426
 
LEVEL 2 – RESTRICTIONS REQUIRED DUE TO SEVERE DRY CONDITIONS
The following acts are prohibited in unincorporated Lincoln County until further notice:
1.      Building, maintaining, attending, or using any fire or campfire, except a fire within a permanent constructed fire grate in a developed campground.
 
EXEMPTIONS:
A.    Persons with a VALID WRITTEN PERMIT from the Lincoln County Sheriff and Fire Chief that specifically authorizes the otherwise prohibited act.
 
B.     Any federal, state, or local officer or member of an organized rescue or firefighting force in the performance of an official duty.
 
C.     Any fires contained within a liquid fuel or gas stove, fireplaces within buildings, and charcoal or propane grill fires at private residences.
 
D.    The burning of household trash when contained within a fireproof container sufficiently maintained to prevent escaping flame or burning material from the bottom or sides and screened sufficiently on top to prevent the release of burning material and located in the center of an area at least ten feet (10’) in diameter from which all flammable material has been removed.
 
NOTE: Declarations of “FIRE WEATHER WATCH” by the National Weather Service for Lincoln County will automatically place fire restrictions to LEVEL 2.
LEVEL 3 – EXTREME CONDITIONS, NO OPEN BURNING ALLOWED
No open burning is allowed until further notice.  Those having burn permits issued by the Lincoln County Sheriff’s Office can NOT burn during Level 3.
 
NOTE: Declarations of “RED FLAG WARNING” by the National Weather Service for Lincoln County will automatically place fire restrictions to LEVEL 3.
 

Hugo VFD members obtaining certification

posted Apr 16, 2012, 4:31 PM by Hugo Volunteer Fire Department   [ updated Apr 26, 2012, 11:05 PM ]

Several members of the Hugo VFD have made the committment to obtain their Firefighter I certification.  This course is normally offered as a one semster course at a community college, but has been condensed to 10 weeks for the Hugo VFD.  The members who are taking this course have willingly elected to give up every Friday night and all day Saturday for a few months.  This committment to education will only serve to make our department better and our community a safer place to live. 
 
The Hugo VFD would like to sincerely thank the instructor, Bill Mayfield, for his dedication, energy, and time.  Without his efforts, this class would not have been possible.

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