BES assists City of Boulder with Fire Support

In the early morning hours in Nov. 2021, the City of Boulder and several other fire departments responded to a working structure fire at a large 80-unit apartment complex in the center of the city.

BES members responded to provide breathable air refill from their recently acquired mobile Air Cascade-Compressor trailer apparatus. Firefighters use up a lot of breathable air in SCBA bottles that need refilling in order for the firefighters to reenter the fire work zone. BES volunteers often provide refill service at the scene of the fire, in this case refilling 50+ bottles during a 6-hour period.


BES 3159: the air compressor trailer used on the call.