Hello Friends and Neighbors,
A quick question for everyone, “What kind of Community would you like to have?” I ask our staff the same question about your Fire District. The answer always seems to fall back to strengthening the collective progress among people who share a common purpose. As the District works alongside the Towns with the Carbon Valley Area, we are more than excited to see our community events come back online in 2021. Will they look different? Absolutely. However, it will still allow us the opportunities to connect, strengthen our collective progress and keep the common purpose of our community at the forefront.
The community always begins and ends with the people. Whether it is in an organization like your Fire District or a regional-based area like Carbon Valley. The core of a community is its human members working together with purpose. I personally feel like this is something that has not only become harder in recent years but almost impossible in 2020, and rightfully so given the pandemic. But now it is time for all of us to dust ourselves off and get back to building our community and driving it forward with purpose. Our most important job as leaders is to communicate and help people have hope and believe in the possibility of progress. I am here to tell you, it is all achievable, but it will take all of us.
Twice a year, the District reminds our citizens of the simple life-saving habit of changing and testing the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors when setting your clocks forward for daylight savings time on March 14. The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms that failed to operate had missing, disconnected, or dead batteries. This reinforces how important it to take such little time each year to check smoke and carbon monoxide detector. Please help us save lives by ensuring you and your family has operating smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. If you believe you need assistance or are not sure how or what to do with your smoke or carbon monoxide detectors, please contact us immediately. We would be glad to come to assist you and help you add a level of safety within your home, at no charge. You may contact us through our website at www.fffd.us or calling our Administrative Office at 303.833.7242.
Respectfully yours in service.
Jeremy A. Young – Fire Chief
Frederick-Firestone Fire District