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 North-West Fire’s New Hammer

February 5, 2013 - Fairplay, CO; North-West Fire Protection District is proud to put its new Hazardous Material Response (Hammer) vehicle in service. This vehicle was 100% funded using funding from the Department of Homeland Security. The funds were allocated through the South Central Region, of which Park County is a part of.
The Hammer will be stationed in Fairplay and can be used to respond to any hazardous material incidents in the county, as well as be called to neighboring counties if requested. North-West Fire currently has 4 Hazardous Materials Technicians and is working on developing several more through extensive training.
The vehicle itself is a perfect example of recycling. Before being converted to its current form it was a 2006 Freightliner beverage delivery truck. HazMatSales.com based out of Ocala, FL converted it to a 4WD Hammer so that it can be used anywhere in our rugged terrain and in all weather conditions.
“This will be a great asset for the entire county” said North-West Fire Chief Mike Roll. “It is the only vehicle of its kind up here and we plan on using it to help make the region safer by being able too much more quickly and effectively respond to any hazardous materials calls.”
One unique aspect of this Hammer is that it has an Incident Command space in the back that will allow the IC to be out of the elements while making the critical decisions for any type of ongoing incident, not just a hazardous materials call.
“We are very excited for this rig to be a part of our fleet and what it will provide to us for a long time to come” said Chief Roll.

Archived News
2012 Year in Review
Christmas Day Fire
Notice of Cancellation of Regular Election
Silverheels Ranch Fire
2011 Year in Review
Orphan Boy Mine Building Destroyed by Fire - Dec. 23, 2011
Mobile Home Fire - October 16, 2011
Structure Fire - August 15, 2011
2010 Year in Review
Have a Fire Safe Holiday Season
House fire in Fairplay
Congrats to Park County 911 Communications Center
Burn Ban Lifted - North-West Fire District Slash Pit Opened
Financial Impact of Ballot Initiatives
North-West Fire District Slash Pit Closed
Smoke Alarms: Up, Down and All Around
NWF ISO Ratings Improved
S.O. Thank you
Preventing the Silent Killer
National Pet Fire Safety Day is July 15
4th of July Parade
False Alarm Campaign Moves into Second Year
House Fire in Fairplay
2009 Year in Review
Early Morning House Fire in Alma
No Injuries in NWF Engine Rollover
2008 Year in Review
Exposing an Invisible Killer
Structure Fire on Main St. Fairplay - 6/30/2008
Valley of the Sun house fire - 5/5/2008
House Explosion Rocks Fairplay Main Street - 4/10/2008
Feb. 15 - Declaration of Disaster and Emergency in Park County
2007 Year in Review
Chimney Fire in Warm Springs/North-West Fire Gets New Engine
Grass Fire Threatens Homes
NWF Breakfast a Success!
North-West Fire has successful 4th of July Fireworks Display - pictures
Hantavirus Deaths Reported in Three More Colorado Counties
North-West Fire Protection District Receives New, Modern Protective Clothing
Fairplay Mobile Home Park Fire
North-West Fire Goes To A 24-Hour Schedule
Attic Fire in Fairplay
Fairgrounds Barn Survives Fire Damage
Smoke Detector Saves A Life