Paramedic Program 3/15/17

P. O. BOX 393
Downieville, CA 95936

March 2017

Dear Friends of Sierra County:
We live in an incredible, scenic area but our distance from emergency medical and trauma resources in a crisis can be a matter of life or death. Sierra Frontier Medical Resources, Inc. (SFMR), a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3), was formed in 2014 to enhance emergency health care services for western Sierra County. In pursuit of that goal we have trained homemaker health aides, emergency medical responders and emergency medical technicians(EMTs) to augment the services of our existing, dedicated volunteers.

Some lifesaving proficiencies, however, are beyond the scope of volunteer medical technicians, firefighters, and rescue workers. Since we lack personnel authorized to administer certain advanced lifesaving medical services, SFMR initiated the Western Sierra County Paramedic Pilot Project to start addressing those needs by hiring a full-time paramedic to be stationed in the area this summer.

The Sierra County Board of Supervisors, the Downieville, Sierra City, and Alleghany-Pike Fire Departments; and numerous residents, businesses, and community organizations, support the implementation of this project.

In order to make Western Sierra County Paramedic Pilot Project a reality, we need your help.  Our immediate goal is to hire a paramedic for the summer. This is a vital step toward our future vision of full-time advanced life support services for western Sierra County. Please help us by making a contribution to “SFMR, Inc.” at the above address or donate on-line at Thank you for your consideration.  Respectfully yours, Ingrid Larson, Chair – email:                                         Directors : Ingrid Larson, Frank Lang, Cherry Simi, Liz Fisher, Mary Nourse 

SFMR, Inc. is a tax-exempt public charity, qualified to receive your tax-deductible gifts under the Internal Revenue Code. All donations will be used to restore health care services in western Sierra County.