Banner Health will place ambulance at Platte Valley fire station

2014-07-31 | Greeley Tribune

July 31--The Platte Valley Fire Protection District in Kersey has entered into an agreement with Banner Health's North Colorado Medical Center Paramedic Services to place an ambulance at the district's fire station.

According to a news release from the fire district, an ambulance in Banner Health's fleet that is not assigned to a specific community will be stationed in Kersey.

The ambulance will be available to leave the station and transport patients to NCMC, according to the release.

"We appreciate the opportunity to have this relationship with Platte Valley Fire and the community," Banner Health's northern Colorado CEO Rick Sutton said in the release. "We look forward to providing this unique, higher level of service to the residents of the Kersey area."

Five full-time firefighter paramedics are currently on staff at Platte Valley, according to the release, and they serve as part-time paramedics for Banner Health.

"The collaborative effort between Banner Health and the Platte Valley Fire District is a culmination of several years of work to provide the best advanced life support medical coverage to the citizens of the Kersey area and eastern region of Weld County," Fire Chief and paramedic Barry Schaefer said in the release. "We are working diligently to meet the current and future needs of the region and feel this is a great step toward providing the best service possible to our community."

The ambulance and service will be formally introduced at Kersey Days during the fire district's pancake breakfast from 6-9:30 a.m. Saturday at the station, 27128 Weld County Road 53 in Kersey.