During its monthly Board of Directors meeting on Monday, May 9, 2016, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District swore in three board members and appointed all five board members to the roles they will serve on the District’s Board of Directors for the next two years.
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During the Town of Frederick’s Board meeting on March 22, 2016, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District and Frederick Police Department honored and recognized Frederick resident Ross McFadden who displayed quick thinking and actions in the face of danger resulting in the preservation of life and property.
The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District has cancelled its Special District Election, which would have been on May 3, 2016 due to having only enough candidates to fill the vacant number of seats. The District is divided into five wards, whose boundaries have been established to ensure that each ward has the same amount of voters to ensure equal representation. Each candidate/director represents the ward that they reside in. If there is only one Director vacancy and only one eligible candidate is nominated to fill the vacancy, Colorado Election Laws state that there is no need for an election, since the voters will be only voting for one person who will ultimately fill the position anyway. The deadline for nominations for vacant Director positions as established by state law was February 26, or 63 days prior to the election day which for Special Districts in Colorado is the first Tuesday in May. The deadline for write in candidates was February 29. By cancelling the election, taxpayers save nearly $40,000 in election costs.
According to the statute, “At the close of business on the sixty-third day before the election there were not more candidates for director than offices to be filled, including candidates filing affidavits of intent to be write-in candidates; therefore, the election to be held on May 3, 2016, is hereby cancelled pursuant to §1-13.5-513(1), C.R.S.”
Firestone, Colorado – The Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District will host a Community Safety day on April 16, 2016, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Firestone Home Depot, 10858 Jake Jabs Blvd.
The event will focus on severe weather planning and will include free blood pressure checks, child car seat safety inspections and installations, CodeRED Emergency Notification Opt-in sign up for all Weld County residents and Weather Radio Alert giveaways, 72-hour home survival kits, smoke detectors and CO Detectors will also be on display.
Christopher Vigil, a Frederick resident, is the newest member to the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District’s Board of Directors. Vigil was sworn in on February 8, 2016, and will represent Ward 1 until the May 3 Special District Election.
Along with being on the Fire District’s Board, Vigil works in a management role at Mile High Metal Works and is involved in the local community. Vigil is involved with his church, and works with several outreach projects which include Habitat for Humanity, the Senior Center and The Our Center in Longmont.
During the Town of Frederick’s Board meeting on October 13, 2015, the Frederick-Firestone Fire Protection District honored and recognized four community members who displayed great compassion and service to a fellow human being experiencing a life threatening medical event.
Mary Fisher, Tiffany Chavez, Robert Auckly and Firefighter Nate Kelley each received a commendation from Frederick-Firestone F.P.D.