Valentine for fire crew

Last week, the Carson Valley Residential Care Center honored the paramedic team of the East Fork Fire and Paramedic Station No. 7, in the Gardnerville Ranchos.

The elderly community depends on the support of the fire department throughout the year, according to residential care center director Karen Perry.

"On behalf of Carson Valley Residential Care Center, we are proud of our emergency response from Douglas County Fire Station No. 7 and have presented them with a $500 donation for the Fireman's Burn Fund," said Perry. "People think about firemen only fighting fires. The money we are donating to their special burn fund is just a small thank you for the lives they save as first responders to accidents and injuries."

"The paramedic team answers our calls 24 hours a day, every day of the year to ensure appropriate medical decisions are made for the 83 seniors who reside in our retirement and assisted living community. Their quick response, professional manner and sensitivity toward seniors gives peace of mind to our residents, their families and our staff."

"We can always count on you and want you to know how much we appreciate the work you do for our senior community," Perry said, to Captain Brian Nelson, who accepted the check.

The burn fund offers financial aid to burn victims in need of medical attention. To donate to the fund, call East Fork Fire District Office at 782-9040.


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