Gypsum gets new ambulance station |

Gypsum gets new ambulance station

Kathy Heicher
Eagle Correspondent
Vail, CO Colorado

New ambulance station opens in Gypsum

GYPSUM, Colorado “There was a time, not too many years ago, when the lower Eagle Valley ambulance service was based out of a modular building near the Eagle County Airport.

Things have changed. The Western Eagle County Ambulance District is ready to show off its newest facility in Gypsum. The 9,000-square-foot, $2.1 million facility is located near the intersection of Jules Drive and Highway 6.

“We’ll have a response time of two to 10 minutes, depending on where the call is in Gypsum,” said Matt Solomon, an emergency medical technician.

The facility will be staffed 24 hours per day. The ambulance service had been in temporary station on Second Street in Gypsum.

Because staff members work 48-hour shifts, there are four bedrooms, a kitchen and living room, and an exercise room with weight equipment.

Downvalley ambulance crews serves an area of about 1,100 square miles and about 12,500 residents in western Eagle County and eastern Garfield County. They go as far east as Wolcott and as far west as the eastern entrance to the Hanging Lake Tunnel in Glenwood Canyon.

When: Monday, 3 p.m. – 7 p.m.

Where: 785 Red Table Drive (just off of Jules Drive and Highway 6)

Details: Citizens are invited to take a look. Snacks will be served. Call 328-1130 for details.

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