Boulder County Rescue Team Elects Youngest Chief/President in Agency History

Boulder County Rescue Team Elects Youngest Chief/President in Agency History


Boulder Emergency Squad, Inc, a non-profit 501c.3 volunteer agency elected Andrew J.C. Moschetti to the position of Corporate President and the role of Chief of Operations at their bi-annual elections held this week. Moschetti-26, a five year veteran of the agency, replaces retiring Chief Dan J. Eamon who led the agency for the past four years.

(Boulder, Colorado). September 18, 2009 -- Boulder Emergency Squad-B.E.S. announced today the election of Andrew J.C. Moschetti as its newest President and Chief. The 45-year all volunteer rescue team elected Moschetti as its youngest to ever hold that position.

As the person responsible for coordinating search and rescue, Boulder County Sheriff Joe Pelle says he relies heavily on the rescue team for a number of critical emergency services. "Along with several other key volunteer agencies, I rely on the B.E.S. volunteers to help our County and my department perform essential rescue functions", said Pelle.

Stepping down as President and Chief is Daniel J. Eamon, who during his four-year tenure championed new services vital to the county response posture including an equipped and trained wildland fire crew, county-wide water rescue protocols, and a standardized emergency training program known as JointFire

Moschetti recently held the position of Division Chief responsible for emergency services response, training certifications, and operational readiness. "I'm proud to usher in the next era of professional technical rescue services as Chief", said Moschetti, and "Dan [Eamon] has been an extremely valuable mentor to me".

With Boulder Emergency Squad since 2005, Moschetti maintains certifications as an EMT, public safety diver, swift-water rescue technician, wildland firefighter, and extrication technician. He holds degrees from the University of Colorado in Molecular-Cellular-Developmental Biology, Japanese Language and Literature, and Architecture.

Boulder Emergency Squad maintains high proficiency levels necessary to deliver services. "The training provided by B.E.S. is some of the most vigorous in the county since they adhere to NFPA [National Fire Protection Agency] standards", said Bret Gibson, Chief of Four Mile Fire Protection District. According to Moschetti, there are several important training initiatives in the coming months.

About Boulder Emergency Squad: B.E.S. is an all volunteer, 501c.3 technical rescue team serving the County of Boulder in Colorado provides a number of special technical rescue services at no charge. Services include underwater dive rescue, swift water creek rescue, vehicle extrication, low-angle scree evacuations, wildland fire fighting, structural fire support, and is a trained staffing resources for the Boulder County Sheriff's Department. B.E.S. was incorporated in 1964.

Contact: Andrew M. Amalfitano, Public Information Officer Boulder Emergency Squad 303-443-4081 or pio@bes-rescue.org http://www.bes-rescue.org

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