January 26th, 2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the training incident that took the lives of William J. Duran and Scott L. Smith. The Smith and Duran tragedy changed live fire training standards nationwide through the development of the NFPA 1403 Standard on Live Fire Training Evolutions. This standard provides minimum requirements for conducting live fire training. It ensures that live fire trainings are conducted in safe facilities and in a safe manner for participants.

In honor of the 40th anniversary of the Boulder training incident, we will be hosting an honor guard presentation and memorial at the Boulder County Regional Fire Training Center on Wednesday morning at 1000. The memorial will include a dispatch message at 1015, followed by the honor guard and a brief message from Fire Chief Calderazzo.

All are welcome to attend. However, due to our current COVID guidelines, masking and social distancing will be required. Additionally, should the weather conditions require us to move inside for the presentation, limits will need to be placed on inside occupancy.