Arvada Professional Firefighters Local 4056 support Kirk Rassmussen and Tim Allport for Arvada Fire District Board.
1: We chose our candidates by their qualifications for the job, based on their experiences. We feel these candidates are what the District and our community need to move department into the future.
2. Both candidates have an understanding of the issues that the working firefighter faces due to their own work experiences.
Kirk Rasmussen, a Lieutenant with Aurora Fire, started his fire career in 1999 here at Arvada Fire. Kirk’s loyalty to Arvada is undeniable. He understands and appreciates the dedication required to be away from family for long periods of time while helping others. He is a staunch advocate of firefighter safety. Longing to give back, Kirk is uniquely qualified with intimate understanding of the fire service from multiple perspectives. Kirk desires openness and offers a level of open communication with the board not seen before. Kirk wishes to be accessible, keeping board dialog open and public. Kirk knows a board must be open to ideas, opportunity and critique so the Fire District can perform at the highest possible level.
Tim Allport brings a wealth of knowledge to the Arvada Fire Protection District. Tim has a diverse professional background with over 20 years in criminal justice, addictions counseling, security and public service. Now quasi-retired, Tim strongly supports public service and Arvada Fire as a model employer. Tim would be honored to serve on this board. Tim’s public service experience, life experience and strong commitment to this community make him uniquely qualified to serve with the Arvada Fire Protection District
3. The Arvada Professional Fire Fighters Association desire direct open and clear lines of communication with The District board. This ensures critical input on policies and procedure that directly affect the membership.
4. The Arvada Professional Fire Fighters Association has never obstructed the progress of the District and does not intend to do so. The Local has a great history of assisting District leadership in solving any problem we have faced.