No ambulances Aurora is non transport but Rural Metro will be there in about 15 minutes, that's if they can find the address.troymail said:1/2 a million dollars for personnel (in addition to the 2 million dollars for the bulding itself) and no real fire suppression equipment... Sure, there are medical personnel but the other question is how far away is the closest medical transport unit? There's only so much the "first responders" can do - they still need to get te patient to the hospital... and that isn't going to happen in a brush truck. They could at least give them an ambulance!
Ah. I should have known.... it's what we "don't know" that makes us look dumbjimmnn said:No ambulances Aurora is non transport but Rural Metro will be there in about 15 minutes, that's if they can find the address.
I don't think he's talking about the distance from Tallyns to the rest of Aurora. He's talking about how Aurora stations #13 and #14 are so close together, so now they are basically 2 in Tallyns and none in Murphy Creek.n0doz said:The development down south (Tallyns, etc) is a greater distance from existing fire stations than from Murphy Creek. The article actually made sense: slower-than-anticipated growth in the Tallyns area plus budget problems meant waiting to staff the station, which was already being built (and paid for.)
As far as building in Tallyns before Murphy: you ever been out there? Tallyns is a long way from any other Aurora facility. Really only one way into the area, because Smoky Hill, E470 and Gun Club Road essentially come from the same neighborhood as they run south. Murphy, OTOH, has 6th/Gun Club to the north and Jewell/Iliff to the west, plus E470, with multiple city facilities in either direction.
Regarding the Suburbans, I don't think AFD uses theirs the same way Denver paramedics use theirs at DIA...do they? I thought they were just fire chief cars (Like DFD does with their Expeditions.)
I'm just glad they finally have enough money to put someone out there.
BTW, I finally saw the new Cunningham station at Smoky and Buckley this morning... what a great place for a station! Heck, they don't even have to drive to the grocery - it's a few feet away.
And rumor is RM will dedicate an ambulance to Station 14 when it opens, but they use SSM so it'll be very interesting to see how much it's actually in that district.MikeyB said:I don't think he's talking about the distance from Tallyns to the rest of Aurora. He's talking about how Aurora stations #13 and #14 are so close together, so now they are basically 2 in Tallyns and none in Murphy Creek.
Indeed most departments around here have sent the privates packing and taken over Fire Dept ALS first response and transport themselves such as Westy, Thornton, North Metro, West Metro, South Metro, Englewood, Parker, Castle Rock, Littleton (partial), Cunningham, Elizabeth, Larkspur, Grand Junction.icom1020 said:Oh god, Rat Metro and AMR--what happened here in one part of the county I live in Wa. state was several fire districts just started their own BLS transport(volunteers must work a shift each month) after AMR would not guarantee a min. response time. The ALS portion has always been run county-wide by a Medic One system which is shared by several career depts.
That suburban could be used as a ALS first responder, at least thats what they did here with an Expedition and 4 paramedics.
Correct that's what I meant the other departments mentioned use FD ambs to transport all pts BLS & ALS while LFD attempts to triage and send the BLS patients with Action Care.fairrpe86 said:Jim,
When you say Littleton has partially send private packing as far as ALS transports go, what do you mean? As far as I know, don't they transport all of their ALS patients and hand their BLS patients off to Action Scare for transport?