Updates to the Wright EMS Base

Oct 19, 2017

I grew up in Campbell County, Wyoming and have lived here for 30 of the 37 years of my life. I can honestly say that there is no other place I’d rather be and no other place I would want to call home.

More than two years ago, Campbell County Health Emergency Medical Services embarked on a project to increase the reliability and promptness of response to emergencies by remodeling the facility in Wright to support a 24 hour operation. Lead by Chad Reid, we have built a base with living quarters, offices, and sleep rooms that allow us to have a crew immediately available for service 24/7, 365 days a year.

Regardless of the time or day of the week, you can be assured that we will be ready to respond to your needs. With the completion of this project, and the addition of six full time employees, we now have three ambulances staffed at all times in Campbell County that are available for the more than 3,500 emergencies we respond to annually. We can now reliably, consistently, and promptly provide care to you and our community when needed.

EMS will be there for you when you call 911. EMS will be there for you when you need transported to Campbell County Memorial Hospital. EMS will be there for you when you need transported to facilities with specialized care. And EMS will be there for you when you need us for support at sporting events, community activities, fire standbys, and high risk law enforcement responses. EMS is committed to serving our community through a lifetime of care with dedication, skill, and compassion.

Campbell County is a wonderful mix of natural beauty and industrial activity filled with hard working people that are committed to the success of our community. The success of the CCH's EMS department is dependent upon friends and families, neighbors and coworkers, elected officials and emergency service agencies, all working together and supporting each other in times of need. I take great pride in the many stories that can be told about our community pulling together in support of each other when things got tough.

I’d like to thank those of you who have volunteered and worked with EMS in the past, as well as thank those of you who are currently working with EMS. The service you have provided to this community has truly saved lives.

Another thanks goes to those who that have supported EMS. Many of you early in our humble beginnings donated your time and dollars to get us going and then continued to support us with donations of equipment, clothing, and even more dollars to help us be a reliable and sustainable service.

Thank you to the Campbell County Fire Department and Sheriff’s Office, Gillette Police Department, and Wyoming Highway Patrol for always being side by side with us on our emergency calls. The assistance you provide us and the service you provide to those in an emergency are key to the successful outcomes experienced every day.

I’d also like to thank all of the elected officials and Campbell County Health’s Board of Trustees for their unwavering support through the years of EMS in Campbell County. Without your work on contracts, agreements, and funding we wouldn’t have been able to provide our service.

And finally, I’d like to thank the executive leadership of Campbell County Health. Since 2001, when all EMS service in Campbell County was consolidated into a department with in our organization, you have consistently provided us with the funding, equipment, vehicles, and personnel necessary to provide reliable, skilled, and prompt emergency medical services to Campbell County.

If you have any questions about the updates to the CCH Wright EMS Base, or to CCH EMS in general, please do not hesitate to contact me (Chris Beltz) at 307.688.1160, or even check out our web page at www.cchwyo.org/EMS.

This blog was written by Christopher Beltz, Paramedic, CCH Emergency Medical Services Director