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Golf Balls on Fire 1st Annual Golf Tournament

Join the Retired Berthoud Firefighters as we host our 1st Annual Caretakers of Tradition "Golf Balls On Fire" 4 Person Scramble Charity Golf Tournament at the Mariana Butte Golf Course. PLEASE READ THE FOLLOWING FOR TICKET PRICING. $150 per Individual golfer. $600 per 4 person team. $500 to Sponsor a Hole. You may also donate any amount to help us reach our goal if you are unable to attend.

  • Date: 5/16/2022 07:00 AM
  • Location: Mariana Butte Drive, Loveland, CO, USA (Map)
  • More Info: Mariana Butte Golf Course

Price: $150

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The Caretakers of Tradition is a Colorado nonprofit, 501-c3 whose members are past firefighters with the Berthoud Fire Protection District. Our mission is to preserve the history of the community volunteer fire and rescue services and to exhibit these historical items for educational purposes. The two major components of our preservation efforts are the 1888 firefighting hose cart, that was assigned to the Berthoud Hose Company No.1 in 1889 and the 1927 GMC fire truck, the first motorized apparatus purchase by the Town of Berthoud. Our nonprofit has recently invested over $20,000.00 and more than 400 volunteer hours in the restoration efforts of these historic pieces. 

With your help, our next project involves a community fundraising effort designed to fund an addition to the southeast corner of Fire Station One that will allow us to display these objects to the public. It is our belief that these unique, one-of-a-kind, irreplaceable pieces are valuable educational tools that represent the advancement of community fire protection, as well as an example of the true dedication of the pioneer Berthoud firefighters that were willing to volunteer to protect the lives and property of the early Berthoud citizens. 

If you agree that this community project is essential to the preservation of our history, please join us and encourage your friends and neighbors to join as well. The campaign to fund this construction project is estimated to be approximately $200,000.00. Donations are not only tax deductible, but also contributors will be recognized on our planned “Wall of Flame” in the new exhibit area.
Berthoud Hose Company #1 & the Hose Cart

Berthoud Hose Company #1 & the Hose Cart

Learn of the important role Berthoud Hose Company #1 and the very first hose cart played in Berthoud's history.

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The 1927 GMC Firetruck

The 1927 GMC Firetruck

Here is a brief history of the GMC truck's role in Berthoud Fire.

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  • P.O. Box 570 Berthoud, CO 80513, USA

Caretaker's Officers Fire Chief John Beck, retired 970-290-2511 Asst. Chief Pete Cowdin, retired 970-443-4950 Lieutenant Paul Rimsky, retired 970-290-2317 Fire Chief John Erickson, retired 970-532-2163 Fire Chief Jerry Ward, retired 970-290-1468