Medical Emergency Preparedness
When dealing with medical emergencies in the mountains, time is not on our side. This page has some tips to help.

Get to know some basic first aid

Learn the latest in CPR

Never delay calling 911.

Phil Benstein

Sunday, 21 February 2016 13:47

RCVFD Funding Sources

RCVFD is a 100% donation-based volunteer fire department.  We achieve this through  donations grants, and various fund raising events.  Since RCVFD is a 501(c)3 all donations are tax-deductible.  From the construction of our firehouses, the purchases of equipment and clothing all the way to our volunteers that are on the front lines, RCVFD provides a model what can happen when a community supports and cares for its fire department.
Sunday, 21 February 2016 13:46

RCVFD Response Profile

 RCVFD responds to between 50 and 100 calls per year.  Currently, the mixture is about 50/50 fire/medical (rescue).  RCVFD is a classic Wildland Urban Interface (houses in the woods) fire department and faces all the challenges created by that. As the population density and number of visitors to our area increases, RCVFD continues to see a more diverse set of responses and a higher level of expectation.  It is important that, if you visit or live in a rural area such as RCVFD’s response area, you understand the limitations imposed upon emergency response by that area.  The fact that we have no hydrant system and must deal with diverse weather and topography and long travel distances (not to mention volunteer staff) means that RCVFD will probably never provide the 4-minute response expected in town.  This means that we (RCVFD and the community) must work together to provide appropriate and timely responses.  RCVFD is committed to providing the very best professional emergency services we can and we continually strive to improve or expand our services.  Your support is critical.
Wednesday, 17 February 2016 12:42

National Wildfire Community Preparedness Day

May 7th is National Wildfire Prevention Week

RCVFD will be hosting an open house.  Still to be organized, there should be a number of Wildfire profressionals to discuss topics such as 

Fire Adapted Communities 

Firewise 

Defensible Space

What to do in the event of another willdfire

What can RCVFD do and not do to help with a wildfire 

Also, a number of plants will be planted at the Firehouse by volunteers to show how landscapes that are fire resistant. 

Hope to see you there 

 

For more information contact Lori@RCVFD 

For more information on the National Community Prepardness Day click here 

 

Wednesday, 17 February 2016 11:50

Station 4 Back in Service

Station 4, which burned in the High Park Fire in 2012, had its grand opening in Whale Rock on October 13, 2015. Thanks to all those who donated time, effort, and materials to make rebuilding Station 4 a reality. Special thanks go to FCI Constructors and RMMI.

 

Station 4 houses engines 641 and 642, and is designed to meet ISO 9 certification requirements. That means that residents in the Whale Rock area may be able to get significant breaks on their home insurance. We are currently working on formally receiving that ISO 9 certification. Once it's complete, talk to your insurance agent!

 

For more information on our fire stations and the equipment at each one, have a look at Homeowner Information.

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