Adult

Safety Lasts a Lifetime

North Metro Fire Rescue District wants to ensure that all citizens have access to information and develop the skills to keep them safe through every stage of life. For seniors, we’ve targeted high-risk injury areas with our programs. These programs include:

Remembering When™—Fire and Fall Prevention Program

This class targets a variety of topics for seniors. Some of these subject areas include how to prevent falls in the home, evacuation drills, kitchen fire safety and how to be weather wise. Retirement communities, senior groups and associations will all enjoy this special presentation, including a “Senior Safety with Jonathan Winters” video and special gifts for audience participation.

Cost: Free
Scheduling: Please provide two weeks prior notice
Contact: (720) 887-0404

Blood Pressure Checks

North Metro Fire needs your help in reducing heart disease and strokes in our community by coming in for a FREE blood pressure check. At the end of the blood pressure check, you will receive a monitoring card to keep track of any changes that may occur in your blood pressure over time.

High blood pressure (hypertension) occurs when the body’s smaller blood vessels narrow, which causes the blood to exert excessive pressure against the vessel walls. In turn, the heart must work harder to maintain this higher pressure. In time, this increased blood pressure can enlarge and damage the heart as well as the blood vessels. High blood pressure is the leading cause of stroke. In addition, high blood pressure can also lead to severe headaches, visual disturbances, paralysis, seizures and cardiac disease.

Cost: Free
Locations:

  • First Wednesday of every month, 11:30 a.m. – Noon,
    Broomfield Senior Center
  • Third Wednesday of every month, 9 – 9:30 a.m.,
    Silvercrest Senior Apartments
  • Third Wednesday of every month, 9:30 – 10 a.m.,
    Northglenn Recreation Center
  • Fourth Wednesday of every month, 9:30 – 10 a.m.,
    Maryel Manor Apartments
  • Fourth Wednesday of every month, 10 – 10:30 a.m.,
    Northglenn Heights
  • Fourth Wednesday of every month, 10 – 10:30 a.m.,
    Towncentre Senior Apartments

Registration: None, walk-ins are welcome!

CPR/AED/BLS Certification

North Metro Fire has seen the importance of CPR/AED and basic life support (BLS) training in our community because even a medical treatment delay of five minutes decreases survival rates by as much as 40 percent. Also, most cardiac arrest emergencies occur either at work or at home, so it is important that the general public takes safety into their own hands through training. With proper training, the public has the ability to help save lives.

The Heartsaver® CPR/AED classes are designed to teach residents to effectively recognize and treat emergencies in the critical first minutes until emergency responders arrive. The classes provide a complete health and safety training plan for adult, child and infant CPR, choking and using an AED.

Upon completion, participants receive a certified CPR/AED card that’s good for two years. For more information or to sign up for a class, please contact North Metro Fire Headquarters at 303-452-9910. North Metro Fire also teaches CPR/AED/BLS classes geared toward healthcare providers needing more advanced certification.

FAMILY & FRIENDS® CPR

Family & Friends® CPR is for people who want to learn CPR but do not need a course certification card in CPR for their job. This course focuses on hands-only CPR and AED use and is ideal for schools and students, new parents, grandparents, babysitters and others interested in learning how to save a life. The class is open to all ages, but any minors should be accompanied by an adult.Our Family & Friends® CPR classes have been widely popular since beginning in May 2015. Be sure to sign up early and secure your spot at the class time you want. Classes are FREE thanks to funding through the Cindy Jarrell Education Fund, and equipment is provided by Mile-High RETAC.

File of Life Program

The File of Life is a red, magnetic packet that contains important medical information about you and your family. The File of Life also provides an area to list contact information for your doctor and family members that emergency personnel should know while caring for you.

Who should fill one out?
Not just for senior adults, the File of Life is for people of all ages, especially individuals with chronic or severe medical conditions and/or developmental disabilities.

Where should I put it once I fill it out?
The red, magnetic packet(s) should be hung on the outside front of the refrigerator in a visible location for emergency responders to see.

A few things to remember when using the “File of Life”:

  • Record the information in pencil, so updates and revisions can be made as necessary.
  • The information is only useful if it is updated frequently. Participants are urged to maintain current information regarding medication and dosages.

To obtain a File of Life at no charge, please call (303) 452-9910.

Smoke Alarm Program

North Metro Fire will provide a household smoke alarm and/or carbon monoxide detector at no charge to senior citizens, residents of the District with limited income or residents with special needs. In addition, the District offers assistance with the installation of a smoke alarm for those who are unable to properly install it themselves.

The National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) reports that three of every five home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes with no smoke alarms or no working smoke alarms. Furthermore, 23% of home fire deaths resulted from fires in homes in which smoke alarms were present but did not operate. The death rate per 100 reported fires was twice as high in homes without a working smoke alarm as it was in home fires with this protection.

Please contact 720-887-0404 to ask questions, request a smoke alarm or carbon monoxide detector, or make an appointment to have your smoke alarm installed.

Let’s Retire Fire

This program benefits the older citizens of the District. The fact is that persons over the age of 65 are at a greater risk of death from fire than any other age group in the United States (Source: United States Fire Administration). Fire drills and other important fire safety issues are addressed in the curriculum. North Metro Fire is proud to report that since the program was implemented, it has been credited to saving the lives of more than 50 residents in our District.

Cost: Free
Scheduling: Please provide two weeks prior notice
Contact: (720) 887-0404