It is with extreme sadness that we share the news of the passing of one of our dear South Metro Fire Rescue family members, firefighter Cody Mooney. Cody passed away on March 2, 2019, from complications after removing a benign brain tumor.
Cody came to us from Littleton Fire Rescue, where he began his career there in 2015. Before that, he was with Cunningham Fire from 2013 - 2015. His calling was to serve the public, and he did that every day even beyond his final breath. Cody was also an organ donor, and on Saturday, family, friends and community members came together to honor him as he was escorted for an organ donation procedure at Littleton Adventist Hospital after losing his courageous fight.
Losing Cody impacts all of us deeply. At the young age of only 31 years old, he was taken from this world too soon. He will be profoundly missed by everyone, including his family, those he worked with and the lives he touched.
Littleton Fire Rescue and South Metro United as One Fire Department
South Metro and Littleton Firefighters celebrated New Years Day at Firehouse 11 with a historic assumption of command ceremony. Elected officials, chief officers, honor guard, pipes & drums and family members were in attendance as Interim Chief Jeff Tasker transferred command to Chief Bob Baker. The two fire districts are now officially unified as one. For all images, please visit: https://www.southmetro.photography/2019-Images/Assumption-of-Command-Ceremony/
As we enter this new era for South Metro Fire Rescue, we invite you to watch this mini documentary features Littleton Fire Rescue's 128 year history:
South Metro Fire Rescue Was Awarded Prestigious ISO Class 1 Designation - Effective August 1, 2018
South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) has achieved the best possible fire protection class rating issued by the Insurance Services Organization (ISO) -- an ISO 1 rating. The Class 1 rating is important to property owners who may now see a reduction in their insurance premiums.
The new rating combined with SMFR's international accreditation from the Commission on Fire Accreditation International is a prestigious designation that few fire protection districts in the nation have achieved. SMFR is the fourth in Colorado to achieve this honor, following Cunningham Fire Protection District, who South Metro unified with on January 1, 2018.
The ISO rating is evaluated approximately every five years, and SMFR's previous rating was a "Class 3". Moving to a "Class 1" places South Metro in the prestigious group of only 240 department throughout the country with an ISO rating of 1. There are seven departments in Colorado that have received an ISO rating 1 - including Denver, West Metro, Federal Heights, Cunningham, Westminster, Adams County, and now South Metro - and South Metro is the first department in the country with an ISO 1 in hauled water / non-hydrant areas. To view and down the letter from ISO stating our rating of 1 in areas with hydrants, please click here. To view and download the letter from ISO stating our rating of 1 in areas without hydrants, please click here.