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Columbia Heights Volunteer Fire Department

Address3232 N. Depew St., Wheat Ridge, 80212
QuadArvada 1965 (1980)
SectionS25, T3S, R69W
SourceColumbia Heights Fire Department Records
OtherYe Olde Firehouse
SeealsoWheat Ridge Fire Department
Initialdate1994-05-10 00:00:00-06
Latestdate2012-11-28 00:00:00-07
HistoryThe Columbia Heights Civic Association organized the Columbia Heights Volunteer Fire Department in 1945. It included the area from Sheridan Boulevard to Harlan Street, 29th Avenue to 33rd Avenue. A fire house was built at 3232 North Depew Street. It was noted that fire calls would be received at Schmitts Grocery, 5451 West 32nd Avenue, at one time. This Department became part of the Wheat Ridge Fire District in 1974.