In order to address the growing needs of the area, North Metro Fire Rescue District recently added a fire engine at Station 67 located at 13975 S. 96th St. in Broomfield. The staffing of a fire engine at Station 67 has been a central goal of the District’s strategic plan to increase the number of all-hazard emergency responders in areas of growth within the District.
The addition of personnel and fire apparatus was originally slated for 2018, but the mill levy passage in 2014 and significant population and business growth on the west side of Broomfield allowed North Metro Fire to move up the staffing of the fire engine to late 2016.
The addition of a fire engine and crew to Station 67 permitted the District to move the medic unit previously housed at Station 67 back to its original location, Anthem Fire Station 66. Relocating the medic unit to the Anthem area provides better EMS coverage for the District and faster transport capabilities in an area experiencing the most significant medical transport growth within the District.
“The greatest factor in ensuring positive outcomes is response time. This move allows us to place a larger number of first responders on scene faster in these areas of growth,” said North Metro Fire Chief David Ramos. “We are better able to address fires, hazardous materials incidents and rescues in the west Broomfield area now. The engine has a minimum of one paramedic assigned to it, so our ability to rapidly administer advanced life support is also maintained.”
The staffing of Engine 67 and the move of Medic 66 back to Anthem occurred on December 1, 2016.