Denver Fire Department Response to Flooding on August 7, 2022
On August 7, the City and County of Denver experienced a heavy rain storm that resulted in
the flash flooding of many streets and highways across Denver. The Denver Fire Department received
78 calls for service the period of time between 1830 and 2030, 9 were specifically for Static Water
Rescues. Multiple incidents resulted in the need for Denver Fire to perfom multiple rescues.
At I-70 and York Denver Fire crews rescued 11 people from their vehicles including 3 children ages
At 38th & Blake , Denver Fire rescued 8 people from a minivan that was incapacitated in the underpass.
Again multiple children were including an infant. No injuries were reported at either location.
Other notable locations were at 46th and Washington, 3 people were assisted by fire crews on scene. 23rd
and Colorado, 1 person was assisted by firefighters and multiple were able to self extricate. 14th and
Krameria 6 people were assisted by Denver Fire.
In all 29 total rescues were reported by the Denver Fire Department. There were no injuries to report.
A thank you goes out to all the crews and especially the citizens who were willing to jump in and help.
Credit: Denver FD