Greetings from the Chief
Thank you for taking the time to review the 2019 Mountain View Fire Rescue District annual report. It is an honor to be able to share the accomplishments of the past year with you. This report is intended to give the reader a brief overview of the district’s activities and finances over the preceding year. In 2019 the district undertook and accomplished several significant initiatives. One of the most significant was the rewriting of both the districts' Strategic Plan and Standard of Cover. Both of these documents provide the district with a roadmap of how the district will provide services and what the district may look like in the future. These documents are also required for the district to maintain its status as a Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) Accreditation. MVFRD has been an accredited agency for the last 5 years and was due for reaccreditation. The district did receive a renewal of Accredited status.
The fire district broke ground on the new Fleet Maintenance facility. This project was presented to the voters as a need during the 2018 mill levy election which was approved. The new facility is scheduled for completion in April of 2020. In addition to the taxpayer dollars funding the project, the district also received a grant from the Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) for a portion of the costs. The new facility will allow the district to service its fleet in house for years to come. To reduce our carbon footprint the new facility is state of the art and is Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certified. This certification is focused on new, commercial building projects. The fleet maintenance facility will use solar power to generate some of its own energy.
Financially the district is well-positioned to move into the future. The Board of Directors has placed significant emphasis on financial responsibility and maintaining adequate reserves to continue services should the district suffer an economic downturn.
The Board of Directors and employees of the district take grant pride and ownership in being able to provide our services to the community. The District greatly appreciates your support and looks forward to serving you long into the future.