Latest News – August 4

Emergency Responders’ Exercise Set for Tomorrow

This is a TEST, this is only a TEST! Certainly something to keep in mind if you happen to see an increased level of emergency responders about town and at the Saguache Airport tomorrow, August 5.

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When it comes to Emergency Responders and Fire Rescue, it’s that all for one effort that help keep residents safe in Saguache Today. Support them!

This collaborative exercise is being conducted by Northern Saguache County Ambulance District in cooperation with the Baca/Crestone Ambulance and REACH, the air medical service based out of Buena Vista. OThis training will simulate how Saguache officials would deal with an emergency situation at the local airport, involving injuries or fatalities to people. In order to maximize the benefits of the exercise, emergency officials are asking local residents to participate as “actors.” This is only a TEST. 

According to a Facebook post initiated by David Hammel with the Northern Saguache County Ambulance District, the group is “looking for at least 8 volunteers to help with a training on Saturday Aug. 5. Volunteers can be both kids and adults.”

People interested in participating should wear clothes which they don’t care are ruined or possibly destroyed. Volunteers are asked to meet at the firehouse in downtown Saguache on Saturday, Aug. 5 at 8 a.m. The main exercise will take place at the airport but will involve transporting “victims” back into town. The day will cap off with a community BBQ for everyone who participated back at the firehouse.

Come and support your local emergency responders. The life you save could be your own!

Sign Up for San Luis Valley Emergency Alerts

If you would like to receive Emergency Alerts please register on this site. San Luis Valley 911 has moved to a new system called Everbridge and has moved away from Code Red system. Residents are encouraged to sign-up to receive notifications. Here’s the info:


Get alerted about emergencies and other important community news by signing up for our Emergency Alert Program. This system enables us to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods.

You will receive time-sensitive messages wherever you specify, such as your home, mobile or business phones, email address, text messages and more. You pick where, you pick how. 

Remember this is also a good thing to signup for if you have a relative or friend living in the valley that you want to be alerted about in case of an emergency. Sign up today!

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