Arvada Fire Protection District is governed by a five-member board, elected by District voters.
President Bob Loveridge
Director Loveridge and his wife have been married for 30 years and have two grown sons. He has been an Arvada building contractor for 35 years. Bob’s other interests include vintage cars, woodworking, gardening, and working with people. Bob brings knowledge of Special District operations and other government entities with which the District Board interacts, from his experience with the Apex Parks and Recreation District, the Jefferson County Building Code Board, as well as the Arvada Board of Adjustments. A native of Arvada, he has always been proud of the Arvada Fire Protection District and the great service provided to the community. Bob’s goal is to see the District continue this reputation and be one of the most efficient and highly rated Fire Districts in the United States.
Vice President Rasmussen
Director Rasmussen is an Arvada native who still resides in Arvada with his wife Hollie and two children. After graduating from the University of Northern Colorado, Kirk moved back to Arvada where he volunteered for the Arvada Fire Department. Having his start as a volunteer for Arvada, he was then hired by Aurora Fire Department and currently holds the rank of Lieutenant. Kirk’s experience in the fire service spans several positions. This experience helps him better understand both the needs of the community and the challenges of a career fire department. His passions include his family, emergency medicine, and spending time outdoors in the mountains.
Secretary Tim Allport
Director Allport lives in Arvada with his wife Jennifer, 8-year-old daughter and 12-year-old niece. Tim has a diverse professional background in criminal justice, addictions counseling and security. He spent 25 years working for the Federal Bureau of Prisons in Littleton. Since then, he has continued to serve others in emergency rooms, mental health facilities, and working with DUI offenders. Along with his role as an addiction’s counselor, he also works for Jeffco Public Schools in security and emergency management.Tim believes his public service experience, life experience, and strong commitment to the Arvada community make him uniquely qualified to serve the Arvada Fire Protection District and he is honored to serve his community in this manner.
Treasurer Jim Whitfield
Director Whitfield and his wife Carmen have been married for over 26 years and have two grown sons. He is part owner of a workplace technology company that has been based in Arvada since 1984. He attended Arvada High School and has earned degrees from the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Houston. Jim brings knowledge of special district issues through his experience at the Colorado Special Districts Association (SDA),the Apex Park and Recreation District, the Red Rocks College Foundation, and the Arvada Economic and Development Association. With his broad experience, Jim will help AFPD with the building of its two new stations, state-level finance and revenue related issues, local intergovernmental issues, and District community outreach programs. Jim would like to see Arvada Fire continue to be a leader in the areas of employee safety and wellness and service to its citizens.
Assistant Secretary Treasurer Romero
Director Romero was appointed to the board vacancy in September. She will serve in this position until the next regular election in May 2020, and if elected, will serve for the remainder of the term. Andrea has been married for 17 years and has two daughters, one at Lincoln Academy and one at Arvada West High School. She graduated from Western Colorado University in 2002 with a degree in kinesiology and is now a self-employed owner and financial rep with COUNTRY Financial with an office near Olde Town Arvada. She has been a long-time member of the Arvada Chamber of Commerce. Andrea lives, works and plays in Arvada, loves the community and is excited to be in this new role.