Governor John Hickenlooper Salutes Firefighters during 2015 Firefighter Appreciation Week


DENVER, CO (Sept. 18, 2015):  Firefighter Appreciation Week chaired by Governor John Hickenlooper culminated with the Fight Fire With Beer, Music and BBQ event at Oskar Blues this evening in Lyons.   Governor Hickenlooper stated; “I’m honored to support the brave men and women Firefighters who put their lives on the line to protect all of us in Colorado, and salute them during Firefighter Appreciation Week.” 

 The week long tribute pays tribute to the men and women who risk their lives fighting fires, while providing the public with a platform to meet firefighters in person and thank them for their service.

 "Dunkin' Donuts of Denver is proud to be the official coffee sponsor of Firefighter Appreciation Week. Supporting our brave men and women who, in turn, support us is an honor and a duty.  We were pleased that Denver's firefighters stopped by for a cup of coffee on us as we said, 'Cheers," to their hard work," says Josh Blanchard, local franchise owner of Dunkin' Donuts in Littleton and Edgewater.

 The Fight Fire With Beer – Governor’s Cup statewide beer competition was also held, and the winners were:  Click Here to see the page.

 Fight Fire With IPA* / India Pale Ale, Odell Brewing Co. (*Best In Show)

Fight Fire With Brown Ale / Ellie’s Brown Ale, Avery Brewing Co. 

Fight Fire With Pale Ale / Featherweight Pale, Cannonball Creek Brewing Co.

Fight Fire With Black Ale / Ten Fidy Russian Imperial, Oskar Blues Brewing Co.

 Firefighter Appreciation Week 2015 kicked-off on Saturday September 12th in Colorado.   

 Firefighter Appreciation Week creator David Clark stated; “It’s a privilege to honor the brave men and women who serve the community, but also their families who support and sustain them while they protect all off us.” Co-Founder Derek Stuerman continued; “Through the tribute week and the various events that take place to thank Firefighters, we’re pleased to help the public thank them for their invaluable service.