I would like to thank Chief Tim Fike for his many years of dedicated service to our communities here in Nevada County as fire chief of Nevada County Consolidated Fire District.
We are very fortunate to have Tim bring his high level of leadership skills and expertise to this field of public safety that has changed dramatically during his career and become increasingly complex, particularly with recent budgetary challenges.
His in-depth knowledge of the unique needs of foothill communities is reflected in the wide array of fire and medical services now available to us.
His department lives up to its mission, "excellence in emergency services," with capable and caring professional firefighters and staff under his command who are constantly striving to bring improvements in technology and service to us for our benefit.
I know Tim to be a chief who cares deeply about the welfare of his employees and his community, and has been the public voice of safety for our region.
Thank you, Chief Fike, for the all the years of hard work you have done to ensure that we are well protected. You leave large shoes to fill and have set the bar high for the next fire chief who will take over the watch from you.