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Tax-Deductible Year-End Support for Your Volunteers

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BMFPD District Residents:

I’m writing this message as Treasurer of Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District and with the approval of Chief John Benson.  A number of residents inquire at this time of year about how they might donate to the Fire Department.  Please note that we are NOT actively soliciting donations – we are most grateful to all District residents for all your support via real estate property tax payments and involvement in the Auxiliary’s various fund-raising events.  That said…

Last year we reported that our old 1983 Ford Tender #4343 (usually housed at Station Three in Carriage Hills) has reached the end of its safe useful life, where repair costs would far exceed the benefit in extended life.  “Tenders” carry water to an incident site.  During 2015, we ordered the replacement at a total cost of approximately $300,000, with the funds coming from our reserves.  We expect to take delivery in late winter.


Donations have been a critical factor in keeping BMFPD well equipped and well trained as we provide response to nearly 200 calls each year (wildfire, structure fire, alarms, gas leaks, and medical calls).


Four ways to Donate (tax deductible) to Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District:

·        Direct cash donations by check (1905 Linden Drive, Boulder 80304) or via the “Donate Now” button on www.bouldermountainfire.org website;

·        Appreciated stock donations via our Schwab brokerage account (contactloveman@brfinc.com for detailed instructions);

·        Donation via your Donor Advised Fund account at Fidelity, Vanguard, Goldman Sachs, or Schwab (contact loveman@brfinc.com for more info);

·        Donation of specific equipment items on BMFPD’s “wish list” (see www.bouldermountainfire.org/support for full description);

 

As always, Chief Benson, your BMFPD Board, and all the 130+ department volunteers thank you for your support.  This information will also be available on our website.

 

Have a safe holiday season!


Robert B. Loveman

Treasurer, BMFPD

 

Boulder:  303 926-0204

loveman@brfinc.com

www.bouldermountainfire.org

 

approved:
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John Benson
Fire Chief 
Boulder Mountain Fire Protection District
1905 Linden Drive Boulder, CO 80304
303-440-0235
chief@bouldermountainfire.org