Monday, December 28, 2009

New Light Duty Rescue Placed in Service

Rescue Unit 646 was placed into service on Dec 27th, 09. This unit replaces an older model, that is no longer adequate for service required. It can carry everything the old truck could carry, and a little more. The equipment storage is fully enclosed, so it is protected from the weather. The chassis is a Ford F550 diesel, with manual 4 wheel drive and an automatic transmission. It has a slide out equipment tray in the rear for awkward and heavy items. It was manufactured by Freedom Fire Apparatus.

This unit can perform search and rescue, low angle/rope rescue, and rescue patients entrapped in vehicle accidents. It also carries a complement of firefighting tools for firefighting duties.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The New Rescue Truck

The new Rescue Truck is nearly complete. It is due to be delivered very soon, and will replace the current truck, Unit 645. Here is an image of it.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Situation Report: Motor Vehicle Roll-over

At 6:30pm, High Rolls Fire and EMS was dispatched to Mile Marker 10 on Highway 82 for a single vehicle rollover. The vehicle left the roadway and rolled down a 20-30 foot drop-off into a small canyon. A low angle rescue operation was conducted to rescue the two occupants. Both were transported to the regional hospital via AMR ambulance.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

December Update

High Rolls Fire has been busy supporting operations with the county due to the heavy recent snowfalls. The FD Plow Truck has been utilized to ensure fire and rescue access is maintained for the citizens of Otero County. High Rolls Fire also supported the recovery of seven stranded hunters, stuck in the snow, near the Upper Cox Canyon area.

In January, we are possibly scheduled to take delivery of a new Rescue unit, to replace the current unit #645. This truck will be used to carry rescue, vehicle extrication, and specialized forcible entry tools. It will also be used to support medical response with High Rolls EMS, and to perform basic Search and Rescue. It will be a fine addition to replace an aging workhorse in our department. We will keep you posted on any new developments.

Sunday, December 6, 2009

Christmas Dinner Re-scheduled

The Fire Department Christmas dinner has re-scheduled for the night of Monday, 7th at 6:00pm. It was to be held last Tuesday but was postponed due to weather.