Hey Folks, It Is Here!
On Scene support would like to announce the arrival of the long-awaited ambulance. This was achieved through the generosity of a private donor, Valentine Mayz, of Las Cruces, New Mexico.
Now it is time for us to get to work and transform the ambulance into the R&R unit for our First Responders. We have several items that must be completed prior to it being able to be put into service. First and foremost, it needs a new engine, which is on order. Then the decals need to be installed. There is a decal party planned for mid-July, but more about that later.
It is our hope that the R&R unit will be on the road by the end of summer. This will give our First Responders the much-needed shelter they deserve. In addition, it will also give them a place to take a meal should the incident require them to.
Lincoln County experiences all aspects of weather, from monsoon rain in the summer and ice and snow in the winter, and of course we can’t leave out the wind that we experience throughout the entire year! This unit will give them a place to take a breather and have a drink or snack before getting back to the emergency at hand. As many of you are aware, we supply a meal to the First Responders if the incident last into a mealtime. Several of our local restaurants deserve a big shout out of thanks for their ongoing support.
With your financial help we are making this happen for our First Responders. Should you want to donate, donations can be made in person to Pioneer Bank where On Scene Support, Inc. has an account, or mailed directly to On Scene Support, Inc., at 125 Leon Farrar Dr., Ruidoso, New Mexico, 88345. Our Facebook page should have a link for online donations.
Here are other ways people can help: If you know how to knit, We have patterns and yarn to knit wash cloths for upcoming fundraisers! These will be sold for $5 each and all proceeds will go to On Scene Support. We are also looking for a quilting group that would be willing to make a throw with the First Responder theme, honoring Fire, Police, EMT, Forestry, State Police, Sherriff, Search and Rescue, and New Mexico Fish and Game. These are the men and women who work in the field, and we want to add the doctors, nurses, technicians that take over once the injured are brought back to the hospital would be great. This would be a great raffled at an upcoming event where our booth and vehicle will be displayed.
There is one last area where we could use your help, become volunteers. We are looking for a few dedicated individuals who are willing to be trained from us to then they work in the field with our First Responders. We are working with Lincoln County Emergency Services to create training in areas like First Aid, CPR, Traffic Control and more. It is our plan to make sure that our volunteers are certified when they are called to an incident. This is a great way for our youth to see firsthand what our First Responders do and maybe help them to decide if this is the type of career move they want to seriously consider. It will also give them volunteer credit toward their college application.
Now more about the Decal Party to be held around mid-July. At this party we will install the decals on the ambulance and change it once and for all into the official R&R unit. If you are interested in helping with this project, please let us know as space will be limited and dinner will be served. Those who come to the Decal Party, will get the first sneak preview of the inside as well as the new outside of the R&R unit and we will show where additional features will be placed, like the new awning! Please send a private message so we can count you in!