RRH EMS Stagecoach Fire Update

As of today, there are 2 RRH EMS Advance Life Support (ALS) units committed to providing front line healthcare during the Stagecoach Fire in assisting the firefighters and evacuees, one unit located close to the fire line in Caliente and the other at the incident command post in Lake Isabella. As part of the crew, our EMS personnel support with clean-up efforts and work with the firefighters and other support personnel at the camps, with another week or so of deployment being anticipated.

Fred Hawkins, EMS Administrator / COO Liberty Ambulance said: “After last summer’s earthquakes, we committed ourselves to being ready to provide a more organized and effective system of disaster and mass casualty healthcare. Our supervisors and field management team were sent out to several training programs and now have an Emergency Medical Services Association (EMSA) recognized strike team ready to deploy statewide on short notice. With the recent addition of Cal City, RRH EMS services are now are responsible for almost 10,000 square miles of urban, rural and wilderness surface area that extends from Death Valley to the Whitney portals. One of the most diverse EMS regions in the country operated under a high performance response time compliance contract.”

At the latest update from Kern County Fire Department, the Stagecoach Fire is at 27% containment and covering 7,000 acres.