Letter: Support for Foothills Fire and Alpine Rescue

Posted 8/17/22

I believe we as a community need to thank those who provide first responder services to our community.

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Letter: Support for Foothills Fire and Alpine Rescue

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I believe we as a community need to thank those who provide first responder services to our community. This includes our neighboring volunteers. Foothills Fire for example has responsibility for I-70 from Evergreen Parkway to the Morrison Exit as well as Highway 74 from just past Kittredge to Morrison. Alpine of course responds to Jefferson, Park and Clear Creek counties.

The new facilities will be built at zero cost to the tax payers. In fact this will allow Foothills to also build a replacement station on Lookout Mountain. They cannot build two stations. Their facilities are aging and do not meet the requirements for hot vs cold areas for firefighters as well as offer incentives like day rooms, overnight quarters and fitness to recruit new volunteers.

I am not sure why people oppose Evergreen, Foothills and Alpine. Why would anyone be upset with the fire departments getting state of the art facilities?

Evergreen needs this development. We need a gateway. We need more retail, housing and the hotel being proposed. Evergreen has the ability and need for 2,500-3,000 more homes and the associated commercial development.  Let’s support this.

Nate Marshall, Evergreen

 

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