Our Crew does so much more than drive an ambulance in Delta County. Here are just some of the areas we've been deployed to provide assistance...
COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM
Del Rio, Texas
August 18, 2020, Del Rio Station (DRS) Patrol Agent in Charge (PAIC) Ricardo Moreno provided a station overview and border tour for six FEMA volunteers. The volunteers were all from the state of Colorado and were dispatched down to Del Rio, Texas as part of a COVID response team to assist and help medical responders in the area. The medical responders were provided an overview of DRS Operations, a brief tour of the station and programs (horse patrol, and a tour of the border fence and river area, in order to share the Border Patrol story and the mission of Agents daily in the border security strategy.
September 22, 2020, our crews have been released and are on their way home from Texas.
They have spent the last 2 months helping out in Del Rio, a town where COVID had hit especially hard, and took a toll on their resources. Our crews worked with other crews from other states that were also sent down to assist the local EMS community by AMR and FEMA.
A big thank you to each and every crew member that was able to make the trip and work there. And thank you to each and every crew member that helped to make sure our schedule was covered and full here as well. It was a successful team effort from a great group at DCAD.
PINE GULCH FIRE
Mesa County, Colorado
Delta County Ambulance District has crew deployed to the Pine Gulch fire. For more information about the fire click here
Near Laramie, Wyoming
We currently have 2 crews at the Mullen Fire in Wyoming, in the Medicine Bow Mountains. The Fire has also crossed into northern Colorado. It is currently 179,996 acres with 14% containment.
Currently Captain Troy Stumpf, Eric Sanchez, Reuben Farnsworth and Robin Weiss are at the fire. They have been working for between 2-3 weeks. They will soon be replaced by some more crew members who will relieve them.
Thank you to all who have volunteered to work at this fire and also the crew members who have stepped up to fill their shifts here as well. Everyone is greatly appreciated.
BULL DRAW FIRE
Montrose County, Colorado
Delta County Ambulance crew serving at the Bull Draw fire near Nucla, Colorado
NORTH COMPLEX FIRE
Pluma County, California
Ty Clock has been working on the North Complex Fire located in the Plumas National Forest in California as a Line Paramedic. The fire is currently at 318,935 acres and is 96% contained. The firefighting efforts are mostly in the refurbishment and repair stages. During this time the effort is made to make the area appear natural again. This includes lots of chipping of limbs that were cut, reseeding, grading of heavily used roads, and cutting down certain fire-damaged trees among other tasks.