Senator Newell Joins Littleton Fire Rescue for first ever “Fire Ops 101” training today
Senator Linda Newell (Right) prepares to enter the Littleton Fire Rescue live burn room
ENGLEWOOD -Today, Senator Linda Newell (D-Littleton), along with other local officials, participated in a fire rescue training with Littleton Fire Rescue and the Littleton Firefighters Association at the inaugural “Fire Ops 101” event. The participants were fitted with bunker gear, a self contained breathing apparatus, and participated in several firefighter training scenarios, including a live burn. This training was designed to help elected officials a better understanding of a day in the life of a firefighter and help them understand the needs of their local stations.
Senator Newell offered the following comment on the Fire Ops 101 training experience:
“Firefighters are truly heroes and selfless servants every day. This was an incredible opportunity to step into their boots and see what they face on a daily basis. It reminded all of us how important it is to support our local firefighters and ensure that they have the staffing and funding they need to keep our communities safe. "
Senator Newell was joined in the training event today by Littleton Mayor Debbie Brinkman, Centennial Mayor Cathy Noon, Highlands Ranch General Manager Terry Nolan as well as other local officials.
Littleton Fire Rescue provides emergency response services such as fire suppression, emergency medical services, dive and rescue recovery, and hazardous materials response as well as educational courses for more than 200,000 residents.