While we work, play and sleep in our Archuleta County homes, we should be aware that we have several people working non-stop to be prepared should anyone need emergency medical care.
Our Upper San Juan Health Services District provides a 24-hour/7 days-a-week Emergency Medical Service. Anyone can access this service through the 911 dispatch center. Two Advanced Life Support ambulance crews are on duty 24 hours per day and stationed at the EMS headquarters to provide the quickest response to emergency medical calls. EMS utilizes 800 megahertz radios for communication throughout the county, region and the state to facilitate optimal emergency care.
In addition to the local EMS service, several helicopter and fixed wing emergency transport services are available to our area and maintain 24/7 service. The combination of having helicopter, fixed wing and ground ambulance services ensures everyone in the county access to prompt emergency medical care and efficient patient transport to the most appropriate medical facility for definitive medical care. Our community is blessed to have access into a system of emergency and hospital services both locally and throughout the region.
The Archuleta County Safety Expo will be held Saturday, May 2, on the Pagosa Springs High School grounds.
The Safety Expo is sponsored by The Pagosa Fire Protection District and La Plata Electric Association in conjunction with the Archuleta County School District 50 JT. As a part of the Expo, a demonstration of the coordination and interaction between our local EMS and medical helicopter providers Aircare and Tri-State Care Flight will be performed. Please join others in our community, attend the Expo, and learn about a wide variety of safety issues, including what your role is in helping with public safety and to thank the people who provide such a valuable service.