2021 Tri-State Firemen’s Association Convention/Training

  2021 Tri-State Convention 

83rd  Annual

Tri-State Firemen’s Association

Host – Lewis-Arriola  Fire Department – Colorado

Lewis Arriola Fire Main Station is 22145 Rd S.  Stay on highway 491 North out of Cortez.  Approx. 6 miles North of the Cortez city limits, is the intersection of Hwy 491 and Rd S.  Turn Right at that intersection and go about .25 mile to the station on the left.   Community Center is located 21203 Rd. S across the highway from the fire station approximately 1 mile up.  


MEAL TICKETS:  $90.00 for each person.  Meal ticket includes – 2 lunches, BBQ and Banquet.  There is no other pricing for the meals.  You will need to have a meal ticket to attend the banquet or no admittance until banquet is over and awards begin.  Please member departments if possible for you to send in your numbers and meal ticket monies as early as possible (official deadline is July 15,  2021) it would help the host to prepare for the meal preparation better. 


AUGUST 5-7, 2021



Training for this year’s convention is as follows and special requirements:

Vehicle Extrication = Full Bunker Gear REQUIRED – Hands on class in how to cut on a car to safety extricate patients.  Involves tool operation and physical exertion.  

Fire Behavior & Attack =  Full Bunker Gear and SCBA REQUIRED- please bring your own – Fire behavior and tactics to advance on extinguish structure fire.  Live fire in tower.  certified trainer)

Fire Ground Search = Full Bunker Gear and SCBA REQUIRED- please bring your own – Fire building search tactics.  This will take place in a real fire environment in the tower. – (certified trainer)

Propane Fires = Full Bunker Gear and SCBA REQUIRED- please bring your own – Attack and control tactics for a propane fire.  Involves live propane fire at the training center. – (certified trainer)

Low Angle Ropes = Leather Gloves & Long Pants REQUIRED – please bring your own gloves – How to establish a functional and easily deployable rope system for low angle recovery and rescue.  (Cracker Jack Group)

Traffic Incident Management Class – Pete Bellows= No Gear REQUIRED.  National certified TIMS class for traffic management.  Active participation required 

Hybrid Vehicle Class – Pete Bellows = No Gear REQUIRED – Classroom – Covers new Hybrid vehicle technology and how it relates to crash rescue.

Autism Awareness = No Gear REQUIRED – Classroom – How to recognize and handle Autism during a call.  (Tasha Spencer)






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In 1938 a small group of Fire departments started with just four teams that participated in the contest. They were hosted by Cortez, Delores, Durango and Gallup. The interest generate and support by the local businessman of Cortez, the Town council, school system and school band, was so great this as continued since this date.

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