Safety is Everyone’s Responsibility

Perhaps the most challenging population to reach with important life safety information and education is our adult community. Whether you are setting a good example for your children or serving as a proactive member in your workplace, knowing how to prevent emergencies and how to handle them can make all the difference. That’s why North Metro Fire Rescue District provides various opportunities for adults to learn essential life safety skills. Some of these programs include:

Community Automated External Defibrillator Program

In January of 2003, North Metro Fire formed a partnership with the City of Northglenn and the City and County of Broomfield with a Community Automated External Defibrillator (AED) Program. Multiple AED units have been placed in each community at public locations that experience a high number of visitors each day. Staff in each facility location have volunteered to learn how to effectively use the AED in certain cardiac arrest emergencies.
Contact: EMS Coordinator, (303) 252-3500

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.

Cost:$50, includes course book and participation card
Class Time: Varies (approximately 2.5-4 hours)
Locations: North Metro Fire Station 62, 10550 Huron Street, Northglenn and North Metro Fire Headquarters, 101 Spader Way, Broomfield
Registration: Participants can call (303) 452-9910 to sign up for a class. Upon arrival to the class, participants must make the required payment (cash or check) to receive their workbook and certification.
Age Requirements: 14 years or older (young students under the age of 18 need to be accompanied by an adult)
Contact: (303) 452-9910
Calendar: Scheduled classes

Fire Extinguisher Training

Businesses, community groups, scouting troops and more can learn the proper way to use a fire extinguisher and what to look for when purchasing them. This one-hour presentation also covers the different types of extinguishers in addition to explaining when you should use a fire extinguisher and when you should not. Class includes verbal, video and hands-on explanation.
Cost: Free (businesses and groups must supply fire extinguishers and are responsible for “re-charging” their extinguishers)
Scheduling: Please provide 2 weeks prior notice
Contact: (720) 887-0404
Class Size: 25 people or less

Evacuation Drill Assistance for Businesses

Businesses and organizations throughout the District can receive assistance creating evacuation procedures tailored to their office and workplace needs. North Metro Fire personnel will assist in developing and reviewing the plan as well as assist in training business personnel. In addition, businesses can finish their employee training by conducting an actual evacuation drill with the fire district.

Cost: Free
Scheduling: Please provide two weeks prior notice
Contact: (720) 887-0404
The process of designing a plan, training employees and conducting a fire drill can span a period of two to four weeks.

Guest speakers to present on safety topics

North Metro Fire can provide special speakers to present on a variety of life and fire safety topics, including, but not limited to:

  • General fire safety and related topic
  • Bicycle safety
  • Car seat passenger safety
  • Fire district programs and services
  • Kitchen safety
  • Water safety
  • Household hazards
  • 9-1-1

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