Message From The Chief

North Metro Fire Rescue District Residents:

Chief David Ramos

Last year was a pivotal year for North Metro Fire Rescue District. Prior to a voter-approved mill levy increase in November 2014, the District faced the difficult choice of cutting services to balance the budget or securing additional funding to keep pace with the growing needs of our community. Now, the District has regained financial stability and developed a strong foundation for sustaining exceptional services. I want to thank our residents and businesses for investing in North Metro Fire Rescue District and enabling us to better protect our citizens and firefighters.

As chief, it’s important for me to maintain the trust bestowed upon us and to fulfill the promises made to the community in 2014. Through responsible stewardship of your tax dollars and sound strategic planning, we will continue to make good on those promises in the years to come.

The District’s goals and priorities for the next several years include improving response times to growing areas, enhancing the reliability of our aging emergency response fleet, reestablishing healthy financial reserves, renovating two fire stations and updating essential firefighting and emergency response equipment to enhance public and firefighter safety.

I’m happy to report that in 2015, the District made significant progress towards meeting these goals. This report will highlight our progress and provide further information on the District’s efforts to continually improve services to our customers.

Looking ahead to 2016, the District plans to renovate one of our oldest stations, Station 63 in Northglenn. We will also purchase two new fire engines to replace aging apparatus.

One key promise we are looking forward to fulfilling in 2016 is placing a fire engine in service at Station 67 off of the Northwest Parkway.  This station opened in 2009 and has been staffed with only an ambulance for the past nine years.  Having a fire engine at Station 67 will provide more personnel and response capabilities in an area with commercial and high-occupancy residential growth. Additionally, this will allow the District to move the ambulance, currently located at Station 67, back to Station 66 to meet the growing number of medical calls in the Anthem area.

I want to thank our residents and businesses again for the opportunity to grow and better serve the needs of our District. We are committed to being an exceptional fire department while continuing to align our operations with the desires and needs of our community.

If you have any questions regarding the District programs or services, please call the District’s office at 303.452.9910. Receiving your feedback helps us stay on course in providing excellence in all of our services!

Sincerely,

David Ramos
Fire Chief
North Metro Fire Rescue District