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COMMUNITY OUTREACH

SAFESITTER Training | Mock DUI Crash Program | Community Events


SAFE SITTER PROGRAM

The North Fork Ambulance is proud to offer the Safe Sitter®  training program for local Middle School students in grades 6th - 8th  to teach them the skills required to care for younger siblings or earn income while babysitting.  The program teaches children the skills they need to care for themselves and younger children. Additionally, the program teaches young teens life and business skills so they know how to be prepared, responsible and considerate when they are babysitting or doing odd jobs. 

NEXT CLASS:

- Tuesday, August 14th - 9am to 3pm at the Ambulance Headquarters in Hotchkiss

Interested students should mail the registration form to PO Box 127, Hotchkiss, CO 81419  Attn: Katie Hedley. 

For more information and to sign up, contact Katie Hedley, North Fork Ambulance Outreach Coordinator at 970-872-4303 or network@northforkambulance.com.

To learn more about the SafeSitter Program, visit the SafeSitter website!

To download a registration form, click on the image below. 

North Fork Ambulance Safe Sitter Flyer

MOCK DUI CRASH

To help keep students in the North Fork Valley safe and to give them a sobering reminder that underage consumption of alcohol, especially when paired with driving a motor vehicle has consequences, often deadly ones; the North Fork Ambulance partners with the Colorado State Patrol, Delta County Sheriff’s Office and other public safety agencies in the North Fork Valley to bring a DUI crash scene to life in front of the students prior to prom and the party season of high school every two years.

We hope that by partnering with area agencies and providing a bloody and gruesome but realistic view of what happens to the human body in a car wreck caused by drunk driving, we can persuade our students to not drive impaired by alcohol and/or marijuana or consume alcohol as minors.

DUI Crashes aren’t just devestating to familes of victims, the first responders who have to cut victims out of the cars, patch them up and send them to the hospital or place victims in body bags takes its toll on the emotions of first responders as well. Because DUI accident scenes can be so emotional and stressful to first responders, the Mock Crashes are also used as a real life, hands-on multi agency training exercise bringing fire, law enforcement and EMS together to triage, extricate, treat and transport victims in real time in front of the students so everything is as real as possible for all involved.

Schools Involved

The North Fork Ambulance and other public safety agencies work closely with administrators from both the Hotchkiss High School and Paonia High School to plan and coordinate mock crashes every two years so we always have a new group of students to bring the message that alcohol and/or drugs and driving is a deadly combination with life long consequences.

Below are some photos from the April 2018 Mock DUI Crash progrm that was put on by the following agencies on April 25, 2018 at Paonia High School for the student body of both Paonia and Hotchkiss High Schools. 

Agencies:
North Fork Ambulance, Delta County Sheriff's Office/Dispatch, Colorado State Patrol, Paonia Fire Department, Paonia Police Department, Delta County Coroner's Office, CareFlight - Montrose (St. Mary's Hospital & Montrose Memorial Hospital). 

COMMUNITY EVENTS

In addition to responding to emergency calls for help across the North Fork Valley, the North Fork Ambulance is the sole EMS provider for a variety of community events held throughout the valley during the year. Some of these events include:

  • HOTCHKISS SHEEP DOG TRIALS - MAY
  • CRAWFORD PIONEER DAYS - JUNE 
  • PAONIA CHERRY DAYS - JULY  
  • DELTA COUNTY FAIR & RODEO - AUGUST 
  • PAONIA MOUNTAIN HARVEST FESTIVAL - SEPTEMBER
  • PAONIA & HOTCHKISS HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL GAMES 
  • RIDE THE ROCKIES & OTHER BICYCLE TOURS AS SCHEDULED

Look for North Fork Ambulance crew members at local events. Stop by and ask questions and learn how you can help keep North Fork Ambulance strong!

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Address

110 E Hotchkiss Avenue
PO Box 127
Hotchkiss, CO 81419

Contacts

Email: office@northforkambulance.com 
Phone: +1 (970) 872-4303