Garfield County fire departments work together to ensure emergency response services in Garfield County

As rates of COVID-19 increase, the fire chiefs and EMS chiefs of Colorado River Fire Rescue, Carbondale & Rural Fire Protection District, Glenwood Springs Fire Department, and Grand Valley Fire Protection District are pleased to share the news of our continued collaboration, as we take proactive measures to ensure service continuity.

Through this partnership, we will be able to share resources and provide additional emergency medical support if COVID-related calls begin to overwhelm the 911 system. We continue to adopt new and proactive measures to protect you and our personnel. As we did during the exceptional drought conditions, our departments will be strategically placing ambulances throughout our communities to respond to calls more quickly and readily. We are proud of this partnership, and the security it offers in ensuring the success of our continuity of operations plan.

Colorado River Fire Rescue Transitioning Chief Leif Sackett said, “By working together we are able to share our resources and respond more quickly to patients in need. Our number one goal is the safety of our personnel and community members. This partnership enables us to provide the best medical care and quick transport to the hospital, even if a fire department becomes short-staffed due to COVID-19.”

For further information, please contact any of the Garfield County Fire Chiefs.

Garfield County fire departments work together to ensure emergency response services in Garfield County