Rhodes said the adult was the mother of … Rescinds Order To Close 5 Douglas County Restaurants, Denver Nuggets' Jamal Murray Doesn't Own A Car: 'I'm Just A Little Bit Different'. Click the IFF Photo to find more Fallen Firefighters. June 26, 2019. The veteran strength coach played safety for the Bears from 1989-93. The Aurora Fire Department would like to congratulate the following individuals on their promotion to the rank of Captain and Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, and Deputy Chief. Battalion Chief of Training. NEW...Metro Ecommerce Marketplace Takes on AMAZON! He should be thankful Rockies fans still care. AURORA — He was the first African-American lieutenant in the Aurora Fire Department, the first captain and the first battalion chief. The Aurora Fire Department would like to congratulate the following individuals on their promotion to the rank of Captain and Battalion Chief, Assistant Chief, and Deputy Chief. Gilbert waved and saluted his colleagues, and even danced as some went by. Anti-Trump activists also marched to Millennium Park, where they shouted down the president’s backers as "losers." Henderson will have his hands full from Day One trying to diversify a department that has hired only one African-American recruit in a decade — a period in which 170 hires were made. By choosing I Accept, you consent to our use of cookies and other tracking technologies. State and local government employees can write in the Foundation as their agency of choice. After Approximately 90 minutes of unsuccessful resuscitation attempts, Chief Stephenson was pronounced dead. The program periodically honors single firefighters, groups or whole departments for extraordinary commitment to upholding excellence in firefighting and related activities. A report from Feeding America, a network of 200 food banks, examined the impact COVID-19 will have on access to food. Battalion Chief Aurora -IL Fire Department. The cause of the fire remains under investigation by the Aurora fire and police departments, Rhodes said. People love you, so how can it possibly have any negative impact on you?” Lippmann said. Contact, © 2003–2020 National Fallen Firefighters Foundation| “That, coupled with the fact that we work 24 hour shifts, so our families are away from us.”. The Fire Department provides essential fire suppression, special operations, and emergency medical services to the citizens of the City of Aurora with an elevated level of expertise. No injuries were reported and the cause of the fire is under investigation. Man, 85, found dead in Aurora apartment fire, Cowboys assistant coach Markus Paul dies a day after being taken to the hospital. 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Also earning promotions within the Aurora Fire Department were Assistant Chief Mark Matkovich, Battalion Chief Steve Kish, Captain Matt Anslow and Lieutenant Mike Hoffman. Federal, military, and postal service employees can donate to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation through Combined Federal Campaign contributions. This means he’ll be able to have a direct impact on diversifying the ranks, along with Aurora Fire Chief Mike Garcia, who appointed Henderson to be his right-hand man. Battalion Chief of Training. "I'll truly miss it. Jeff also coached baseball and softball. In Denver, about 6 percent of the Fire Department is African-American, compared with about 10 percent for the city. A debate is raging inside Young Life as the Colorado-based ministry faces backlash over LGBTQ policy, Colorado grocery workers worry as Thanksgiving shoppers crowd stores, Guest commentary: A concerned public needs more information on reasons for COVID restrictions, Denver Health retaliated against those who spoke out about systemic racism and COVID-19, whistleblower complaint alleges. He was a certified 2nd Class Firefighter/First Responder. However, he believes Henderson will be able to finally break through that and improve those numbers. Firefighters found the man dead in the fourth-floor apartment where the fire started, according to Aurora Fire Department Battalion Chief Jim Rhodes. Both Andy and Jim were hired on September 4, 1990, and both are retiring together. Several hundred lined up on the Northwest Side for a free turkey meal during a Thanksgiving like no other. Aurora is about 15 percent African-American, yet the department is only 3.2 percent black. A lot of it he had to search out on his own.”. This holida…. No displacements or other injuries were reported. “He came here knowing very well that he was one of a handful of African-Americans on the Aurora Fire Department.”. Nobody wants to say ‘I am hurting inside,'” Lippmann told CBS4’s Dillon Thomas. PO Drawer 498, Emmitsburg, MD 21727|Phone: (301) 447‑1365|Fax: (301) 447‑1645| AURORA, Colo. (CBS4) — The Aurora Fire Department recognized one of their battalion chiefs for her work to provide better mental health assistance within the field. Henderson says he plans to reach out to the community, especially to teens and kids, so they can see firsthand that if they want to become firefighters, it’s not an impossible dream. 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Jim Rhodes, Aurora Fire Department battalion chief and spokesman, said three people -- an adult female, and the two teens -- were displaced by the fire. In 2011 the Aurora Fire Department responded to over 15,500 calls for emergency service. Sign up for the The physician was called to the home and an Aurora Police unit made an emergency transport of special equipment from Dearborn County Hospital to the residence. Lippmann credited her department for the award, and said it reflected more of the team’s effort than her individual effort.