Regular training is crucial for swift and efficient emergency management. When the public donates a condemned building, the Durango Fire and Rescue Authority takes full advantage of creating real-life rescue and fire suppression scenarios. Heres a glimpse into an afternoon at the old Boker Lumber building, where the firefighters were hard at work, keeping their skills polished.

The old Boker Lumber is perfect for creating real-life training
scenarios. Rescuers make a plan of attack before entering the
structure. Weighing in at 185 lbs, the red test dummy makes for a perfect
victim. Rescuers come to the aid of a test dummy in a smoke-filled


In this week's issue...

June 13, 2019
Haven't got time for the pain

In the words of the great Salt-N-Pepa, let’s talk about sex (baby.) There, we said it.

June 13, 2019
Scoping begins on Silverton travel plan

The plan to bring more singletrack to Silverton is rolling forward. Last week, the Bureau of Land Management announced the beginning of a 30-day public scoping period on its proposed Silverton Area Travel Management Plan.

June 10, 2019
2019 Hardrock taps out

Snow, avi debris, high flows force cancellation