First off, I'd just like to say that this thread is intended to be a tribute to my big brother, Mike. Three months before his life ended, I had
introduced him to ATS and he was VERY interested in the subject matter here. It wasn't long ago that he became a member. You can view his profile
, although there isn't much to it because he was more of a "lurker", although he did
respond to a few of my posts.
What's all this about DIA and fire extinguisher inspections, you ask? Well, my bro was in the fire extinguisher inspection, sprinkler inspection, hood
and alarm inspection industry. Around 2004 or so, he began working for a company who has the DIA contract, that means this particular company did ALL
fire extinguisher and hood inspections for DIA. (I dont believe they did the sprinklers or alarms there, could be wrong though)
Mike was pretty much the ONLY guy, that did the extinguishers and the main guy that did hoods. I'm not sure if the company did sprinklers and alarms
there. Something to understand here, is that DIA employs a small TOWN. Over 35,00 employees. The place is huge and brings in an enormous amount of
revenue. To put it in perspective, it's not unreasonable for a tech to do over 300+ inspections a day on a big job. Every year, he showed up at DIA
every Thursday for SIX MONTHS at a time for the job to finally be completed. He did this for years, and that doesn't count the days he had hood
inspections. The point is, he spent a LOT of time there.
Mike actually grew pretty sick of DIA, and Denver for that matter. Back in Sept of 2015, he was really pushing his boss to get a new warehouse in
Colorado Springs, because he had basically had enough of Denver. After driving in Denver traffic, it's easy to see why. He was one of only 3 people
who was licenced in Denver at his company, so it was really hard for him to get away from the area. He wanted ME by his side in this proposed Springs
project and convinced his boss to allow me to apprentice under him with the eventual goal to help him run the show down here in the Springs. (That was
the PLAN at least,I live here in the Springs, about 100 miles away from Denver, so the commute was tough to say the least.)
I spent a few weeks apprenticing with him, and we went a LOT of places, holy moley. Fire extinguishers are literally EVERYWHERE, even places I never
would have suspected there being one. On two occasions however, I went to DIA with him, but it was under very restricted access. I was only allowed to
go with him to the loading areas, no-where else. He had long ago earned access to literally every area owned by the airport. Every room, every locked
door, every corridor etc but even he needed an escort anywhere other than the loading areas.
During our time at DIA, we would talk about all the conspiracies surrounding it, and he was surprisingly very into conspiracies, government corruption
etc, you name it. I got to know him better during this time than ever before.
What he told me was, basically all the talk about underground tunnels with some elite network of systems leading to places like Cheyenne mountain etc,
were all bogus. (sorry to burst bubbles here) He was clearly disappointed to tell me this, as he really wanted it to be real, but he saw every single
nook and cranny in that place for years.
Mike was very good at his job and knew his whole way around. He even had access to all the areas well beyond the airport, like the CDOT building,
(which is just a dome filled with sand) and he impressed a lot of people with his knowledge of the history of the buildings, and little fun facts here
and there. Another example of this type of know-how would be the Colorado School of Mines,which is where my son went to school for 4 years. He also
inspected that every year, for years, just him. That's another small town, and he knew every single corner of the place. I went with him there for 1
day, (its a two week job) and the guy who had to lead us around didn't even know where everything was, even he couldn't grasp how Mike remembered
where every single extinguisher was. It was pretty amazing.
He told me about the service tunnels far away from the actual airport, and how they ultimately went no-where, every single one. He talked about the
baggage tunnels, and how there was no conceivable way they could have ended up going any other place than what he personally saw.
One thing that really bums me out, is that he said that one time he took video of the tunnels, covertly, and that he was going to send me the video. I
told him that he should create a thread here on ATS and post a " DIA debunked" style thread, but he laughed, considered it, but then said he was
concerned that DIA would find out he was taking videos and revoke his status there. Apparently, they are very strict about not having cameras, and
employees have been let go for taking pics and videos in certain areas.Contractors and the like are no exception. That video probably still exists
somewhere, but I have no idea where.
Now, I did find it kind of odd that DIA is strict about cameras, so if there is anything that could help feed the conspiracy, I guess theres that. It
could be something to look into, but I suppose we would have to see how strict ANY airport would be about that.
Lastly, anyone can google this, but he told me that the guy who sculpted the "demon horse" outside the airport, was actually killed when it fell on
top of him. Someone else had to finish the job. That's pretty creepy, IMO, and apparently it's well known to people in Denver. (I'm in the Springs,
what do I know)
I worked with Mike for less than a month. He was the hardest working individual I have ever met. Obviously I've known him all my life, but I am so
honored to have learned so much about him within that small time period. He was also the most genuine em-path I have ever known. He hated seeing
people in pain, he struggled seeing people hurting. He was also extraordinarily funny, lol, you'd just have to be there, I never met a funnier man.
People loved him, respected him and he knew his stuff. He took his own life in Oct, he was only 47 years old. I will not give any more details than
that, but I can assure you it had nothing to do with the "elite" etc. Things have been very hard since then, I miss him very dearly.
Below is a pic of him, and a perfect example of his type of humor. People always approached him thinking he was a fireman, he was nothing of the sort,
but people in that industry get that all the time. He used to have fun with it and say "Ok everybody, stay calm! The fire extinguisher inspector is
here!" And here he is below, pretending to be a fireman.
RIP, Mike AKA "Hedzred".
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