Wednesday – November 19, 2014
Medical Emergency Team
Imperial Dam BLM
The Imperial Dam, BLM, LTVA, iis actually located in California, but in miles, is closer to Yuma, Arizona. It is comforting to know that help is available here, in case of a medical emergency. We are located within 5 miles of the Yuma Proving Ground (YPG), a U.S. Army military installation.
The Imperial Dam LTVA Emergency Team monitors CB Channel 12, 24 hours a day, and is very familiar with the area, so they can lead the emergency vehicles to your location at any time, day or night (approximate 7 minute response time).
When an emergency occurs, a member of the Emergency Team will call the YPG Emergency Center. YPG will dispatch their emergency response vehicles; at the same time, an emergency vehicle from Rural/Metro in Yuma will be dispatched. These vehicles are in radio contact with each other. Should it be necessary to transport a patient to Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC), a transfer will be made to the Rural/Metro ambulance from the YPG emergency vehicle.
Tomorrow another adventure begins.