Tomah Road, Larkspur, CO, May 24, 2014 (click on photo for 9NEWS Denver Video)
ARAPAHOE HIGH SCHOOL SHOOTING RESPONSE
Statewide Emergency Management Response/Denver SAR responded to the scene of the Arapahoe High School shooting on Friday, December 13, 2013.
Gary R. Adler and SAR Dog Storm arrived on the scene and were pleased to find that our services were not needed. The shooter was terminated, two students had been transported with gun shot wounds, and all the other students and faculty had been evacuated without incident or injury.
Later updated information obtained from the Arapahoe Sheriff indicated that only one student was shot and injured, however Claire Davis, 17, was in critical condition having been shot at point blank in the head with a shotgun. She was in emergency surgery at Littleton Adventist Hospital.
The shooter, an 18 year old senior at the school, had a grudge with a teacher who was his main target. The shooter came armed with enough ammo to cause a melee. Fortunately, he terminated his life as sheriff's officers approached him inside the school library. A Molotov cocktail was detonated and a fire ensued in the library. Officers had encountered heavy smoke as they entered the area in search of the shooter. Another 3 devices were later recovered intact by the bomb squad.
Arapahoe County Sheriff Grayson Robinson thanked us for our response.
The scene as it appeared upon our arrival at Arapahoe High School(in the background), surrounded by 100's of emergency vehicles, Friday, December 13, 2013. Photo by Blind Images ©2013.
SWAT Teams return to their vehicles after deployment at Arapahoe High School shooting. Photo by Blind Images ©2013.
We then covered the story for ESPN Radio. Gary R. Adler is pictured seated to the right at the evening press conference with from left, Sheriff Grayson Robinson, Arapahoe County DA, and the Arapahoe County School Superintendent. Photo courtesy The Denver Post.
World-wide press assemble at the top-of-the-hour to report 'LIVE' from the scene at the Arapahoe High School shooting. Photo by Blind Images ©2013.
BLACK FOREST FIRE RESPONSE
Statewide Emergency Management Response received permission from the El Paso County Sheriff's Office to donate and distribute water, coffee, fruit and snacks to the emergency personnel at the road blocks and at the base camp during the Black Forest Fire emergency. Included was a donation of a truck load of personal size water bottles and snacks to the Douglas County Sheriff Officers at their Cherry Valley Elementary School Command Post.
Pro Players Association also arranged to have 650 breakfast sandwiches donated by the two Monument McDonalds locations to feed the firefighters on the lines at the Black Forest fire Thursday morning, June 13th. We also received a donation of coffee from Serrano's Monument for the firefighters.
It's great community business partners like both McDonalds and Serrano's among many, who step-up to the plate in a moment's notice during such emergent situations for the benefit of others.
Response Facilitated for Tornadoes:
Responded to the Castle Rock/Parker tornado on August 24, 2008. Thankfully, our assistance was not required, as there was only minor structual damage and no injuries. Windsor tornado, May 22, 2008. On stand-by for SAR with National Guard, law enforcement and emergency service personnel. This tornado was very destructive to the town and surrounding area. "Storm" was ready to assist, thankfully, our assistance was not required. Simla and Calhan, CO tornadoes, June 7, 2012. We were in the immediate area of the Calhan tornado and actually had photographed the formation to verify the storm. We contacted National Weather Service - Pueblo with the coordinates from our GPS. One home had major damage from what appeared to be a direct hit, and approximately 30 others suffered minor damage as a result of the storm. Thankfully there were no reported injuries.
First Emergency Responder on Scene:While driving east bound on I-76 to Fort Morgan, we happened to come upon this scene moments after it occurred and immediately initiated emergency care and incident command.
Keenesburg man killed in rollover near Wiggins
Several injured after tread comes off SUV's tire
Posted: 09/07/2010 11:29:57 AM MDT
A Keenesburg man was killed Saturday afternoon when the sport utility vehicle in which he was riding lost the tread on a tire, went into the median of Interstate 76 near Wiggins and rolled several times, the Colorado State Patrol reported.
Beau D. Hergney, 20, died at the scene of the 3:05 p.m. crash, Trooper Mike Hill said.
The driver of the SUV, Taylor L. Shaffer, 18, of Keenesburg, was seriously injured and taken to North Colorado Medical Center in Greeley, Hill said.
A report on Shaffer's condition was not available at press time.
Heagney and Shaffer were both ejected from the vehicle, the officer said.
Also in the vehicle were Nash Heagney, 10 months, who was in a child seat, and Brian D. Kelley, age not listed, of Fort Morgan and Aaron Flores, 19, of Wiggins, who were wearing seat belts.
Nash Heagney and Flores suffered minor injuries and were taken to Colorado Plains Medical Center in Fort Morgan, and Kelley was not reported injured.
A report on Nash Heagney's condition was not available at press time, and Flores was treated and released, CPMC officials said.
Shaffer was eastbound on I-76 near the Highway 34 interchange near Wiggins when the tread came off the right rear tire, throwing the vehicle out of control, Hill said.
The SUV went into the median, rolling twice, then into the westbound lanes, rolling another 1-3/4 turns, the officer added.
A westbound car driven by Dale L. Riha, 62, of Shellsburg, Iowa, hit debris as he attempted to dodge the other vehicle. He and passenger Linda L. Riha, age not listed, of Shellsburg were wearing seat belts and were not reported hurt.
I-76 was closed from about 3:30 to 6:45 p.m. following the crash, and traffic was diverted to Highway 34.
Alcohol or drugs may have been a factor in the accident, Hill said.
ChaserCon: The National Storm Chasers Convention 2013
Gary R. Adler, Neva Andersen, a Storm Chaser from Minnesota, and Storm pose with DOW6 mobile weather unit of the National Science Foundation.
Gary R. Adler and Storm pose for a photo with Weather Channel's Dr. Greg Forbes at ChaserCon 2013.
Gary and Storm have been re-certified by having completed the 2013 Advanced SKYWARN Training given by Robert Glancey, Warning Coordination Meteorologist at National Weather Service.
DENVER SAR PURCHASES COLUMBINE PAVER
A contribution was made to the The Frank DeAngelis Columbine High School Academic Foundation by Denver SAR to purchase a "Columbine Paver" to be laid into the new courtyard at the school. The brick will be engraved in three lines as follows:
"Gary R. Adler"
"SAR Dog Jacob"
in honor of our service at the scene of the tragedy on 4/20/99.
The Foundation was established as an all volunteer fundraising entity to help offset escalating costs for important educational needs. It is completely independent of Jefferson County Public Schools. One-hundred percent of money raised will go directly to Columbine High School, and the Foundation’s Board of Directors makes all funding decisions based on the needs of, and requests from, teachers.
Certifications: Gary R. Adler, AAS Emergency Management and Disaster Planning/Resource Management, SKYWARN, C.A.S.T./NWS, NHA First Responder CPR/Defib, SAR Dog Trainer, ICS, US&R
Storm J. Adler, Certified US&R Dog, Service Guide
CONTACT: 720-327-9207 (or) email@example.com
NOTES: Re-Certification in National Heart Association's First Responder CPR and Emergency Defibrillation is administered at the Wiggins Rural Fire District class held in Wiggins, Colorado.
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