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By Jesse Murphy

Beebe settling in as Mountain View chief


Dave Beebe got the news last month that he would officially be named Chief at Mountain View Fire and Rescue after 13 months serving as interim chief.

“I essentially had a year-long job interview,” Beebe said. “I think the organization has been successful moving forward in that period. The Board of Directors had a track record to review, as well as the assessment process. I think those probably contributed to where I’m at now.”

Beebe said that along with being chief of 84 firefighters, the district is up for re-accreditation this year, something that has to be done in order for the district to continue operation.

“That’s a big thing we’re working on getting done,” Beebe said. “One of our biggest challenges is figuring out financing for years going forward. That’s a big focus right now.”

Beebe has been with MVFR since 2006, so he also knows all too well what is coming over the next few months — fire season.

“With the lack of moisture this year … plus with all of the construction going on, demand for our services in increasing,” Beebe said. “It’s going to be busy.”

With taxes going down last year and possibly down again in 2019, the department is also looking at more potential loss of revenue to operate.

Either way, Beebe and his crew at MVFR will continue to provide services to the district, which includes Niwot and the north side of Lookout Road in Gunbarrel, as well as Mead, Dacono and Erie and the area in between, excluding Longmont and Boulder.

“It feels good to take off the interim title and focus on moving the district forward,” Beebe said. “I’m excited for the growth and what we have to look forward to in the future.”


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