to our totally awesome volunteer community. We are fortunate to
have a large population of very capable, knowledgeable, hardworking
people who graciously give of their time and talents to help our
community and surrounding area.
Included in this page are also the services of our local hospital,
clinic, and nursing home facilities.
Volunteer Fire Dept. and the South Lincoln County Fire District
1255 Coral St. Kemmerer, WY 83101
first organization is the Kemmerer Volunteer Fire Department that
works under the auspices of the South Lincoln County Fire District.
This fine group of individuals put their lives at risk and give
of their time to protect and help our area of Lincoln County.
Not only do they do what we know all fire departments do, but
they are also involved with another facet of community service,
extrication from crash vehicles. Our area is proud to have such
a dedicated group of individuals.
South Lincoln Hospital, the South Lincoln Medical Clinic and the
South Lincoln Nursing Center (Home)
Hospital Administrator- Eric Boley
email address firstname.lastname@example.org
Web site: www.southlincolnmedical.com
is our local South Lincoln County Hospital, Medical Clinic and
Nursing Home. We are very fortunate to have on our medical team,
Dr. Chris Krell MD, Dr. Mary Williams MD, Fred Baldwin PAC and
Melissa Foster NP.
Our hospital is also extremely lucky to have the services of many
specialists who come to the hospital on a regular basis (orthopedics,
ear, nose and throat, surgeons and others). The hospital, clinic,
and nursing home also have a highly competent staff of nurses,
X-ray technicians, ultrasound technicians, an anesthesiologist
and dietitian. Of course, rounding it out is the valuable staff
of janitors and maintenance personnel.
Lincoln Emergency Medical Services (Ambulance barn and EMT training
Location: Onyx & Ash -Kemmerer, WY
people who are our local EMTs (Emergency Management Technicians)
are exceptionally well-trained volunteers. They respond to any
medical emergency, transport patients to medical facilities, and
are members of our local emergency response team. In our community,
they also are a valued part of our local Health Fairs where they
help by drawing blood and manning informational booths.
in line on our Emergency Services page is the Lincoln County Search
and Rescue Unit. We are very lucky to have such a well-trained
unit of people to serve our area. Since we are a very outdoor-oriented
community, the valuable service that this group provides can be
a matter of life and death. As volunteers, they spend many hours
training--and that means training for all types of weather conditions
in all four seasons. This organization also puts on the best fund-raising
barbeque anywhere for our community. With the money they raise
from the annual Search & Rescue Barbeque, they buy equipment
and upgrade their building.
Lincoln County CIOT (Community
Incident Overhead Team)
next organization is called the CIOT or Critical Incident Overhead
Team. This group of people represents various individual organizations
such as search and rescue, fire department, and governmental entities
(town, county, public health). The CIOT was formed to design an
emergency preparedness plan that will be used in any kind of an
emergency situation, be it a major accident, hazardous material
spill, or terrorist attack. This group is doing hands-on simulation
training and field exercises in order to be ready for any potential
Community Emergency Response
Emergency Response Teams Mission Statement
Mission Statement: The purpose of the Lincoln County C.E.R.T.
is to conduct community-specific training to assist local government
in their efforts to establish Community Emergency Response Teams.
last organization is an offshoot of the Wyoming Homeland Security
Department and the national program put into place by the United
States Government on Homeland Security. The CERT program stands
for Community Emergency Response Team. The goal of the CERT
program is to train neighborhoods and any other groups to respond
to an emergency and take control of incidents while the major
responders are tackling the worst area of the disaster. Training
in this program includes basic first aid, small fire control,
risk assessment for buildings, locating missing people and rescue,
cribbing for rescue, designing and maintaining an emergency
response area and much more.
The people in the CERT picture are local people who have taken
the state class in emergency response training and have become
trainers of the program. This group of people hope to train
as many groups as possible in Lincoln County and other areas
of the State of Wyoming to become CERT teams for their own section
of town or county.