pvfd-logo-malteseThe Pleasant View Fire Department was established in 1949 as part of the Metropolitan District. Our district covers central unincorporated Jefferson County as well as a western portion of the City of Lakewood. The District covers roughly 2.5 square miles.

We are a combination Fire Department consisting of five paid staff and 40 volunteers. While our district is small, we have a lot of pride in our organization.

The Pleasant View Fire Department¬†is a single station which houses two Engines (Engine 41, Engine 42), a 75′ Aerial Truck (Truck 41), and a Brush Truck (Brush 41).


Our History

Harry C. Lang was the first Fire Chief for the Pleasant View Fire Department. In 2006, Chris Malmgren was hired as Fire Chief.

Our first station was Hatzis Hall located at 952 Moss Street. In 1982, the station was moved across the street to its current location, 955 Moss Street. The station was rebuilt in 2004 due to heavy snow causing a collapse.

Fire Academy

The Firefighter I academy is based of the NFPA 1001 standard. Any recruit that does not currently have certifications from the Division of Fire Safety is required to attend academy. Pleasant View sends its recruits to a combined academy in cooperation with Golden Fire Department and Fairmount Fire Protection District. Upon successful completion of fire acdemy, recruits will have Firefighter 1, Haz Mat Operations, and Red Card.

The testing process to prospective academy recruits is generally completed in October, with Academy beginning after the first of the year. For exact dates, please see the online application section under “Join PVFD.”


Pleasant View Fire Department prides itself on providing superior emergency medical care to our citizens. All members of the department are trained in basic life saving skills such as CPR/AED, first aid, and basic life support. Many of our members, including all supervisors are state certified Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) and can provide a higher level of care including airway management, intravenous therapy, and medication administration. All of our apparatus carry a full compliment of medical equipment including Automated External Defibrillators (AED).

Our EMTs operate under the oversight of Exempla Lutheran Hospital and the Denver Metro EMT Protocols. Exempla also provides ongoing training to our members each month though accredited curriculum.

Ambulance service is provided my American Medical Response (AMR). AMR provides two dedicated ambulances to the Golden area with backfill from the Denver area. AMR ambulances are staffed with a Paramedic and an EMT and carry a full compliment of state of the art life saving equipment.

When a call for help is made, Pleasant View fire crews respond first with an average response time of less than three minutes. Once on scene, crews will assess the patient and initiate appropriate treatment and gather important information. When the ambulance arrives, fire personnel work closely with ambulance personnel to provide a seamless patient care experience.

The efforts of fire and ambulance personnel result in unsurpassed patient care. Pleasant View residents can rest easy knowing that when they call for help, skilled professionals will quickly arrive and promptly work to improve their situation.

Our Officers

Chris Malmgren
Chris MalmgrenFire Chief
The Pleasant View Fire Department is led in to action by Fire Chief Chris Malmgren. Chief Malmgren has lived in the Pleasant View area for 44 years and has been an active member of the department for 35 years. He served as a volunteer firefighter for 24 years before becoming the chief. The Fire Chief oversees all aspects of the fire department. He is responsible for making sure that there are Firefighters in the station and trucks on the road. Chief Malmgren is dedicated to improving emergency services to the Pleasant View community.
Jason Nicholaou
Jason NicholaouCaptain - A Shift
Captain Nicholaou is the A-Shift Officer and also serves as the department Training Officer. Captain Nicholaou served as a Volunteer Firefighter with us before he was hired full time.
Geoffrey Payne
Geoffrey PayneLieutenant - B Shift
Lieutenant Payne is B-Shift Officer. He has been in the fire service since 2007 and most recently served as a Volunteer Firefighter with us before being hired full time.
Nick Gerson
Nick GersonLieutenant - C Shift
Lieutenant Gerson is the C-Shift Officer. Lt. Gerson most recently served as a Volunteer Firefighter before he was hired full time.