Check Out Our Advertisers!
     None  Accounting/Bookkeeping
     None  Antiques & Collectibles
     None  Attorney - Lawyer
     None  Auction
     None  Auto
     None  Aviation
     None  Banks and Credit Unions
     None  Beauty Salon
     None  Carpet Cleaning
     None  Chamber of Commerce
     None  Child Care
     None  Chiropractic Care
     None  Churches
     None  Computer Services
     None  Dry Cleaning
     None  Duct Cleaning
     None  Electric utility
     None  Equine Services
     None  Excavating
     None  Eye Care
     None  Feed Stores
     None  Field Mowing
     None  Financial Services
     None  Flooring
     None  Food Products
     None  Foundation Repair
     None  Funeral Home
     None  Garage Doors
     None  Hair/Nail Care and Cosmetics
     None  Handyman Services
     None  Health Care Facilities and Services
     None  Heating and Cooling
     None  House Cleaning
     None  Insurance
     None  Internet Service
     None  Jeweler
     None  Knitting and Sewing
     None  Lawn Care
     None  Liquor Stores
     None  Mortgage
     None  Orthodontist
     None  Painting - Interior/Exterior
     None  Paving/Asphalt
     None  Pet Grooming
     None  Pet Sitter
     None  Plumbing
     None  Pole Barns
     None  Portable Buildings
     None  Propane
     None  Real Estate Services
     None  Restaurants
     None  Schools
     None  Senior Citizens Services
     None  Septic Services
     None  Sheds, Outbuildings
     None  Shipping Services
     None  Specialty/Gifts
     None  Tires
     None  Trash Service
     None  Veterinarian
     None  Welding
     None  Windows and Doors
     None  Windshield Repair


 
Storytelling is based on the word, being an honorable person of integrity is based on your word.
– Jesse Williams  
Contact Us | Advertise | Classified Ad | News Stands | Subscribe  

  Volume No. 17 Issue No. 8 August 2020  

None
None Business Briefs   None Community Calendar   None Community Photos   None Did You Know?  
None FFPD News   None From the Publisher   None Marks Meanderings   None Monkey Business  
None News From D 49   None People on the Plains   None Pet Adoption Corner   None Pet Care  
None Phun Photos   None Prairie Life   None Rumors   None Wildlife Matters  
None
Front Page   |   Feature Stories   |   Search This Issue   |   Log In
None
 
  FFPD board discusses construction plans
  By Pete Gawda

   At the July 15 meeting of the Falcon Fire Protection District Board of Directors, board members discussed plans for construction of the new Station 3 and the renovation of the current Station 3 into an administration building.
   
   Good news financially
   “We are under budget in all four categories,” said Chief Trent Harwig, noting that the year was 50 percent complete. He added that collection rates for ambulance service are catching up.
   
   Statistics
   The board learned that in June there were 87 ambulance transports. That number is increasing, and Assistant Chief Jon Webb, who heads up the EMS service, expected 100 transports in July. There were 84 reserve hours in June and 232 calls for fire service. Year to date, there have been 1,357 calls, slightly lower than the 1,388 calls this time last year. All full-time positions are filled, and there are five part-time firefighters.
   
   Road construction report
   Once the asphalt is laid at the intersection of Old Meridian Road and U.S. Highway 24, Harwig said work will begin at the intersection of Meridian and Rolling Thunder roads.
   
   New Station 3 construction
   “Everything is moving along fairly well,” Harwig said of plans for the new Station 3. The site location has been approved by the El Paso County Planning and Community Development Department. All other necessary documentation has been submitted to the county and should be approved by the end of August. Drawings have been submitted to the Pikes Peak Regional Building Department. The lease purchase agreement to finance construction will be finalized at the next board meeting and will be signed as soon as the development plant is approved. Construction is expected to be completed next April.
   
   Renovation of current Station 3
   Plans for the renovation of the current Station 3 into an administration building are being approved. The goal is for paperwork to be approved and preliminary work to be completed by next April so that work can start as soon as the new Station 3 is completed.
   
   Future meetings
   The November meeting has been moved from Nov. 18 to Nov. 11.
   
   The next board meeting is scheduled for Aug. 19 at Station 3 at 4 p.m. and can be seen on Zoom by going to https://zoom.us/j/731479999
  
Facebook print this page      

  Safety tip
  Firefighter has dream career
  By Pete Gawda

   “I really like making a difference in someone's life,’” said firefighter/EMT Justin Salinas, who provides this month's fire safety tip. Before becoming a firefighter, Salinas held several jobs — fast food, retail and construction. However, he always dreamed of being a firefighter. Salinas has been a firefighter for almost a year. He is married with three children and one on the way. In his off-duty time, he enjoys doing home improvements and relaxing with his family.
   
   August fire safety tip: In the home, have a plan to deal with fire, medical and other emergencies.
   
   Stay connected with the Falcon Fire Protection District
   
   Website: http://www.falconfirepd.org
   Facebook: Falcon Fire Department
   Twitter: @FalconFireDept
   NextDoor.com
  
Firefighter/EMT Justin Salinas always dreamt of becoming a firefighter, and he is proof that dreams do come true. Photo by Pete Gawda
 
Facebook print this page      


  © 2004-2020 The New Falcon Herald. All rights reserved. About Us | Contact Us | Advertise | News Stands | Privacy Policy