January 1, 2015
The Imperial Dam LTVA Emergency Team monitors CB Channel 12, 24 hours a day, and is very familiar with the area, so they can lead the emergency vehicles to your location at any time, day or night (approximately 7-10 minutes response time).
If you do not have a CB radio, check with your neighbors and ask if you can call on them to radio in an emergency for you, should you need help. It is important to know your location, i.e. Quail Hill, Murphy Flats, etc., see map for location names that we use.
In the event you have an emergency, simply get on Channel 12 and say: “Emergency, emergency, emergency!” You will be answered by an Emergency Team member. They will need to know the nature of the emergency (i.e. heart attack, not breathing, etc.). Tell them your location and turn on as many lights as possible (i.e. interior, exterior lights, headlights, hazard lights, etc.)
If you do not have a CB and your vehicle or tow vehicle has alarms, hit your remote panic button to set off the lights and alarm, and then get your neighbor to call in via their CB. A member of the Emergency Team will call the Yuma Proving Grounds (YPG) Emergency Center.
Runners will then be dispatched to S24 to escort the emergency vehicles to the location of the emergency. YPG will dispatch their emergency response vehicles, at the same time, an emergency vehicle from Rural/Metro in Yuma may be dispatched. These vehicles are in radio contact with each other.
Should it be necessary to transport a patient to Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC), a transfer will be made to the Rural/Metro ambulance from the YPG emergency vehicle.
During an emergency, Channel 12 should not be used except by the Emergency Team, except if another emergency arises. At the conclusion of the emergency, the channel will be cleared for normal use by the Emergency Team Radio Coordinator.