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Vail Daily letter: Smith for fire board

Dan Smith is running for the board of directors of Eagle River Fire Protection District, and I have known Dan for the past 20 plus years, and he is an outstanding person. Dan has been involved in many different areas. Here are those that I can recall of his community and professional efforts:

• Eight years’ service on the Eagle County Paramedic Services’ District Board. Chairman the last three years.

• Coordinated consolidation of the two ambulance districts in the county.

• Twelve years in Vail Mountain Rescue Group. President for last four years.

• Board chairman of the Vail Valley Salvation Army since 2004.

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• Twenty years’ experience in government relations as lobbyists.

• Totally independent, not employed by anyone and not doing business with anyone.

After talking with Dan in the past, here are goals that Dan made mention of:

Help the district face the challenges of the coming years including:

• Upgrade/replacement of physical facilities.

• Retention of high-quality employees.

• Efficient management of the district’s assets.

Mikel “Pappy” Kerst


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