a hands-on experience coming to Denver – October 13-15, 2017



Simply put, we want to create a platform to bring high-level classroom and hands-on training to Colorado firefighters. As departments and firefighters realize an ever-increasing cost affiliated with sending people to national conferences and trainings, they have been scaling back on the number of people able to experience this type of learning. Through this conference, we will help individuals and departments gain invaluable training opportunities without ever having to leave the Denver-metro area…thus allowing more people to get the training at a lower cost to everyone.

Conferences with intents like ours cannot happen without the generous support of some sponsors. We are thrilled to be working with the following like-minded people and businesses to bring this training to you: The Home Depot, Serve The Line, Columbia Southern University, Fairway Mortgage, Northwest Roofing, BMC West, Elkhart Brass, California Casualty, Firehouse Subs, Hurst, TNT, Canvas Corners, HD Signs, Zac Varela, Front Range FOOLS, 5280 FOOLS, NOCO FOOLS, and Tactics On Tap.

Conference Schedule

2017 Logistical Information:

Here are the details in short:

Friday Registration: 12-5

Friday Lecture: 12-5, everyone together, included in registration

Saturday/Sunday Hands-On: 8-5 at individual sites


Registration will be available from 12-1 on Friday before the lecture session. This is the only opportunity to check-in, so please make sure to be there. We will have someone available during the breaks if you show up a bit late.



The lectures will happen at the Crown Plaza Denver Airport located at 15500 E 40th Ave, Denver, CO 80239.




On Friday evening, we will gather a few miles away from the lectures at Dry Dock Brewing North located at 2801 Tower Road, Aurora, CO 80011. This will happen immediately after the conclusion of the lecture series. The 5280 FOOLS are sponsoring this event, and we encourage you to come, share a drink, and bring the conversation.




All engine tracks will meet at the Aurora Public Safety Training Center located at 26142 E Quincy Ave, Aurora, CO 80016. There will be signs directing you to specific locations when you enter the training center.




All truck tracks will meet at the West Metro Fire Rescue Training Center located at 3535 S Kipling St, Lakewood, CO 80235. There will be signs directing you to specific locations when you enter the training center.




The extrication track will meet at 2151 W Radcliff Ave, Englewood, CO 80110. 



The conference will consist of hands-on training on truck company, engine company, and extrication skills. The can’t-miss instructor lineup will be broken into different topic specific tracks (listed below), allowing you to focus your time and energy on things that you want to learn about. Choose between the vehicle extrication track, two engine company tracks, or three different truck company tracks.

Friday: Registration, afternoon lecture series, evening social hour. Speakers will include Dennis LeGear, Cody Trestrail, Brian Olson, and John Spera.

Saturday/Sunday: Hands-On, Hands-On, Hands-On!

Engine Company Instructors: Dennis LeGear, Brian Brush, Dave McGrail, Ben Ojinaga

Truck Company Instructors: Irons and Ladders, Brothers in Battle, Front Range FOOLS, Kevin Contreras, Ryan Thomas, and Ross Reinking

Vehicle Extrication Instructors: Tactics on Tap

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Registration is now open! Seats are limited, so make sure to register early. Hotel information will also be available when registration opens.


Aurora will host the Engine Company classes, and West Metro will host the Ladder Company Classes. Extrication will be in Littleton, which is closest to the West Metro based hotel.

Aurora Hotel Information: Fairfield Inn, Aurora: Click here for rooms

West Metro Hotel Information: Hampton Inn SW, per Michael, 303-989-6900, $112/room

Cost? A price that is designed for firefighters by firefighters…

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Find out more about the instructors and their classes that make the Mile High Firefighter’s Conference the perfect hands-on experience.

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