District Training Facility
2121 E Main St, Rangely, CO 81648
The District operates a 2800 Sq Foot Training Building which along with other training facilities. These include:
Classrooms and Meeting facilities
Bathrooms and shower
2300 Sq foot two storey Burn Building
Three storey Burn Tower with high angle rescue anchors
Industrial Training pit
Car Burn area
Driver training area
Want to be Part of the Team?
The personal rewards and satisfaction received from the fire and rescue service are often beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire, compassion for accident victims, and fulfillment in teaching fire safety. However, this business is not for everyone. In addition to a desire to help people, you also need courage, dedication, assertiveness, and a willingness to face new challenges. Often, our members are called on to perform hot, sweaty, dirty, strenuous work, sometimes in uncertain and hazardous environments.
Men and women age 17 and older who are in good physical condition and have the desire to participate in emergency fire activities are eligible for membership. Members can contribute also through fundraising, public relations, public education, and administration — vital functions which support the Rangely Rural Fire District.
Making a commitment to serve as a volunteer firefighter is a serious decision and involves a profound commitment. Your decision to join us should not be made quickly. This portion of our web site will provide the information needed to help you make that decision. Once you understand what is involved, we hope you will find that you are able to make the commitment we need to contribute to the safety of the community and its citizens. You will find that participation as a volunteer member of our service will bring personal rewards and satisfaction, raise self-esteem, and give you a tremendous sense of accomplishment for a job well done.
The Town of Rangely would like to thank the men and women of our EMS for their outstanding service to our community. We are not alone in acknowledging the efforts put forward by this group of devoted people. Because of our location they are trained to deal with a vast array of emergencies. Whether it is a Vehicle accident, a hunting accident, medical emergency or a transport, our highly trained men and women make it their mission to provide the care needed for any situation. Our EMS work with various local, regional, state and federal agencies in providing first response education to ensure of visitors and residents are provided with the utmost medical care when an emergency arises in our outlying areas. St. Mary’s Medical Center in Grand Junction provides the Town of Rangely with Care Flights by helicopter fixed wing service in major trauma situations.
St. Mary's Hospital provides the only emergency air-medical transport between Denver and Salt Lake City. Offering both a helicopter and fixed-wing airplane, CareFlight is available for responding to injured or ill patients who require immediate transport from the scene of an accident or another healthcare facility. Continuing a 21-year tradition of providing the most advanced air-medical service to western Colorado and eastern Utah, CareFlight makes more than 1,000 flights per year. As the only Level II Trauma Center in western Colorado, CareFlight staff members are the region’s most highly trained flight nurses and paramedics.
The CareFlight helicopter is the hallmark of the air-medical program at St. Mary’s. The Bell 412EP helicopter is medically equipped to carry four patients and the necessary medical personnel to respond to motor vehicle accidents and other trauma scenes. CareFlight also provides neonatal and perinatal transport to mothers and babies who are in need of emergency medical care. CareFlight has one of the most powerful helicopters available for flying over mountain terrain. With its twin engines, CareFlight has a flight range of 250-300 miles and can fly at an altitude of up to 20,000 feet. Unlike ground transportation, medical helicopter transport can offer patients who are suffering from back or neck injuries a more stable ride, lessening further injury.In 2000, the program voluntarily sought and obtained re-accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Medical Transport Systems. The in-depth process ensures the highest quality of patient care and flight safety in air medical services.