Hello Friends and Neighbors,
Happy New Year! We here at Frederick-Firestone Fire District wish all of you and your families the best year yet, full of success, health and wealth in 2021.
It is hard for me to express how impressed, inspired, sometimes surprised and, most importantly, thankful I am of all of our members. I have always been proud to be a member of our great organization, but I am even prouder and more humbled to be leading an organization of great, dedicated people who love the Carbon Valley Community.
In spite of all the craziness of 2020, we had a successful year. We increased our personnel by 16 new firefighter paramedics and emergency medical technicians, thanks to the passing of Ballot Initiative 6A in November of 2019. We completed our new five-year strategic plan that will begin this month. We learned new ways to communicate with you our customers and our personnel on exciting virtual platforms. We were challenged as anyone was in 2020, but most of all was the challenges of taking care of those that were and are directly affected by the virus, providing them life-saving treatments and transporting them to the hospital. Doing this while trying to keep all or our personnel healthy and available to respond to your needs and the needs of our State.
The State of Colorado faced unprecedented wild fires in 2020. We had over 20 of our members along with District suppression vehicles deployed to help fighting those fires. We provided assistance for the Cameron Peak Fire, East Troublesome Fire, Pine Gulch Fire, and assisted with the protection of Estes Park. We had members assist and one member deploy with Colorado Task Force 1 to Hurricane Laura in Louisiana this year as well.
I’m sure 2021 will present us with many new challenges. I am confident our members, with their knowledge, skills, and abilities, will mitigate those challenges swiftly and successfully. I am excited to start this new year with everyone’s involvement continuing to improve your emergency services organization. We truly believe in serving you, when it is your worst day, we plan for it to be our best day of taking care of you and your family.
All of the accomplishment we have attained was not earned by one person; it has always been and will continue to be a team of members working towards our mission of enhancing your quality of life by earning trust, reducing loss of life, preventing harm, and protecting your property with compassion and integrity. We could not do this without your support and the Carbon Valley Community that cares so much for their public servants. Happy New Year! Here is to a great 2021.
Respectfully yours in service.
Jeremy A. Young – Fire Chief
Frederick-Firestone Fire District