June 06, 2023 Falcon, CO – Mountain View Electric Association, Inc. is delighted to announce its recent collaboration with Shield616 in supporting the Calhan Fire Department by donating sets of advanced armor. This generous donation not only contributes to the welfare of our local heroes but also exemplifies MVEA's commitment to community support and above all, safety.
"We are filled with immense pride as we reflect on the recent opportunity to support Shield616," Ruth Marks, MVEA CEO said. "Through this collaboration, we aim to support the protection of the brave firefighters of the Calhan Fire Department but also inspire others to contribute to the safety and well-being of our local heroes. It is our honor to be part of such a noble cause."
Several of MVEA’s executive leadership and employees actively participated in the Shield616 armor presentation, which took place over the weekend, symbolizing the co-op’s unwavering dedication to the community it serves.
Shield616 was founded to provide all-day rifle protection for peace officers and first responders. Their collaboration with the Calhan Fire Department and MVEA highlights their commitment to protecting first responder departments of all sizes and communities both locally and across the country.
“The sets of armor will significantly enhance the safety capabilities of the Calhan Fire Department's firefighters, allowing them to perform their duties with increased confidence and protection,” said Jake Skifstad, Founder and President of Shield616. “MVEA's commitment to community extends beyond providing electricity, demonstrating their deep-rooted values of compassion, dedication, and integrity. We value their partnership over the past several years in helping us protect multiple local agencies.”
MVEA previously partnered with Shield616 to support police officers in Colorado Springs, Falcon, Limon, and in Monument.
“Safety is at the forefront of everything we do at MVEA,” Marks said. “We strive to have our MVEA employees return home safely to their families each day and we want our first responders to do the same. We hope this equipment assists the fire department in that mission.”