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Mountain View Fire Rescue started life in 1961 as the Longmont Fire Protection District. At its formation, the District was comprised of mostly volunteer personnel who protected the town of Mead and unincorporated areas of Boulder and Weld County. Over time this has evolved to a predominately career organization providing greatly expanded services. The District grew to its present state through the inclusion and exclusion of other town’s fire protection entities. In addition to boundary changes, the services provided and the management structure have also evolved. Significant events in the District’s history are detailed below.

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  • 1961 District Formation
  • 1975 Career Fire Chief hired
  • 1990 Erie Fire department inclusion
  • 1991 Dacono Fire Department inclusion
  • 1997 Implementation of Paramedic engines
  • Inclusion of a portion of Tri-Area Ambulance District. ALS transport services implemented.
  • 2007 Entered into a Joint Response Agreement with the Boulder Rural Fire Protection District
  • 2009 BOD passed a resolution requiring a 3 person minimum staffing on District Engines and Aerials
  • 2009 BOD  passed a resolution establishing response times for urban, suburban, and rural areas
  • 2010 BOD passed a resolution authorizing the Chief to pursue accreditation through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI)
  • 2011 Purchased property in southern Erie
  • 2011 Piece of property dedicated in west Erie
  • 2012 New administration building
  • 2012 New station along Highway 119
  • 2012 Completed the addition/remodel of Station 4 in Niwot 
  • 2013 Received 3/9 ISO rating
  • 2013 Earned International Accreditation by the Commission on Fire Accreditation
  • 2013 Earned Fire & Life Safety Program of the Year for the creation and development of the Barnyard Safety Buddies program
  • 2013 Administration office moved to Highway 119 & Stagecoach Rd. (link to administrative page)
  • 2014 MVFPD receives Congressional Honor from Congressman Cory Gardner regarding superior care during the 2013 floods
  • 2014 MVFPD is honored during opening ceremonies of the Colorado legislation for heroic efforts with Longmont Fire during the 2013 floods. 
  • 2014 Remodeled Station 3 in Mead with Mead Town Hall
  • 2015 Received 2/8B ISO rating 
  • 2016 Second Station (8) began service in Erie
  • 2018 Redesign of Training Captains 
  • 2018 Passed 4.5 mill levy
  • 2019 Start construction of new maintenance facility 
  • 2020 Merged with Rocky Mountain Fire
  • 2020 2219 placed in service (109'truck)
  • 2021 Marshall Fire (most destructive fire in Colorado history)
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