Photo Courtesy of Berthoud Fire Protection District – On Saturday, Berthoud Fire responded to a vehicle fire in an alley between Fourth and Fifth Streets. Two fire fighters experienced injuries from an explosion and were taken to the hospital for evaluation and treatment.

Tuesday, May 21

BFPD responded to the intersection of Highway 287 and Larimer County Road 8 (CR) for a two-vehicle accident. TVEMS transported one driver to a local hospital. The crew checked for hazards and reported none were found. Larimer County Sheriff (LCS) cleared Berthoud Fire from the scene.

Berthoud Squad 11 responded to the 200 block of Second Street for a party having difficulty breathing. The crew assisted with vital signs and the patient was loaded for transport to a local hospital.

Wednesday, May 22

Berthoud Fire responded to the 4000 block of High Plains Avenue for a fall victim. The party had fallen down some stairs and sustained injuries to his shoulder. Both crews worked together to get the patient loaded and transported.

Thursday, May 23

Berthoud Squad 11, along with TVEMS, responded to a request for emergency medical care for a woman who had fallen out of her bed. She requested to be transported to a local hospital by ambulance. The crew assisted with preparing and loading the patient for transport.

BFPD was dispatched to the 600 block of LCR 8 for a 49-year-old female with back pain. TVEMS assumed patient care and the crew assisted with loading the patient for transport.

Friday, May 24

BFPD responded to Highway 56 just west of Interstate 25 interchange for a three-vehicle accident, with one party ejected from vehicle. Upon arrival found three vehicles with heavy damage. One male was loaded and transported to a local hospital. LCS and Colorado State Patrol were on scene and initiated the investigation. Once cleared by law enforcement, command was terminated and the crew went available.

Engine 1 assisted the police deptartment with cleaning up after the earlier Highway 56 accident. The crew sprayed the bio matter left from the accident scene.

BFPD assisted a citizen on Douglas Place.

BFPD responded to a small trash fire on Bronco Court.  The crew extinguished the fire and the scene was turned over to LCS.

Saturday, May 25

BFPD responded to a report of a male found on the ground near Sixth Street and Capital Avenue.  The unconscious patient was assessed and transported to a local hospital.

Berthoud Squad 11 responded to a medical call at the Berthoud High School graduation ceremony for a male who fell and injured his head. The crew assisted TVEMS with transporting the patient. The crew then cleared the scene.

BFPD responded to a report of a cut line on Mount Rainer Street. Xcel Energy was contacted and upon their arrival the crew cleared the scene.

BFPD responded to a reported vehicle fire near structures. Upon arrival the crew found a work van with a compartment fire in the alley between Fourth and Fifth streets on Mountain Avenue. The fire was extinguished in approximately three minutes. During the attack on the fire a large explosion took place and a large metal part hit one of BFPD’s firefighters in the chest, knocking him to the ground. The patient was in and out of consciousness complaining of shortness of breath. TVEMS transported the fire fighter to the nearby hospital. The patient was evaluated and eventually released. 

Squad 11 assisted TVEMS with a medical call for a fall on Gary Drive. The crew assisted with loading the patient to be transported. 

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