- The ONLY ambulance service in the North Fork Valley and have been since 1969!
- A team of Neighbors Helping Neighbors
Our stations are located in the three towns that comprise the North Fork Valley, allowing crews to quickly respond to an emergency in any of the three communities.
Three (3) Toyota 4Runners equipped with 4WD and life-saving equipment allow Advanced Life Support (ALS) personnel travel directly to the scene or meet up with the ambulance to provide advanced care when you need it most. Learn more...
Our fleet is branded with high visibility and reflective graphics to keep the public and crew members safe during emergency responses and road-side rescues.
QUICK RESPONSE VEHICLES BRING A HIGHER LEVEL OF CARE TO YOUR EMERGENCY, SOONER.
You may have noticed a new kind of Emergency Medical Services (EMS) vehicle traveling our local roads. These Quick Response Vehicles, purchased through State and Federal grants, as well as local fundraising and generous donations, are specifically designed to bring North Fork Ambulance Advance Level EMTs directly to the scene to begin a higher level of care much sooner than it has ever before been available in the North Fork valley.
Our Advanced Level EMTs provide extensive pre-hospital care including advanced airway management, cardiac medications, and pain management, as well as heart monitoring with 12-lead EKG in the field. Working in direct contact with DCMH Emergency Room physicians, these crew members are able to support patients with significant problems such as heart attacks and serious traumatic injuries and can administer potentially life-saving medications long before reaching the hospital. In 2015, valley residents identified the need and desire for a higher level of emergency medical care right here at home.
This advanced care had previously been obtained by our ambulances meeting Delta County Ambulance District ambulances by the side of the road somewhere between Hotchkiss and Delta Hospital to begin advance life care needs. Through training, and the acquisition of the Quick Response Vehicles, the North Fork Ambulance now has a limited number of Advanced Life Support crew members who can quickly and efficiently get to the scene of an emergency.
Additionally, these 4-wheel drive vehicles can get to patients who may be snowed in or otherwise unreachable by our ambulances, faster and more safely than ever before. By using these cost effective Quick Response Vehicles we are able to put the limited number of our most highly trained crew members exactly where they need to be in the shortest time possible. When you see these vehicles responding, know that help is on the way to someone in need because the North Fork valley spoke and we listened. Thank you!
Quick Response Vehicle & Equipment Purchase Sept. 2016
- 3 Vehicles with Emergency Medical and Safety Equipment $114,995
-State of Colorado EMS Provider Grant: $51,575
-USDA Community Facilities Grant: $34,300
-COLORADO GRAND Grant: $7,875
-VMW Corporate Donation: $7,000
-Private Donor: $2,000 +
-Local Fundraisers $3,423
Total Grants and Donations $106,173
Out of Pocket by North Fork Ambulance for three vehicles, medical and safety equipment $8,822
Cost to North Fork Ambulance for ALS Rendezvous by DCAD $2,788/month on average
Since providing North Fork Ambulance ALS this bill has reduced to $600/month
Average Cost Savings of $2,188/month allowed the North Fork Ambulance to break even on QRV Expenditure in March 2017.
The Average estimated yearly savings to North Fork Ambulance $26,256