- Posted March 22, 2013 by
Volunteer firefighters fight to save new training building
Evergreen, COLORADO – Volunteer firefighters and citizens from this mountain town west of Denver have taken to the streets and are fighting the recall effort to oust the current Evergreen Fire Protection Board of Directors for fear that they will lose their new training building if a new board is elected.
Neighbors who are opposed to the new three story training building, that is replacing an obsolete one story training “shack”, have initiated a recall election and have vowed to tear down the new training building should the recall of four of the five board members is successful.
The volunteer firefighters have taken to the streets waving signs and are talking with business owners and residents about the recall election.
All of the recall candidates live within 2 miles of the fire station where training takes place for the fire department since the 1980’s.
Mail-in ballots will go out to registered voters in the fire district on April 1st and are due April 23rd.
The Evergreen Fire Protection District services an area of 125 square miles and a population of 40,000 in the Front Range Mountains and Foothills west of Denver with seven fire stations.