Guardian Medical Transport (GMT) recently donated an ambulance to the Tusayan Fire Department to be used as a rescue vehicle. The rescue vehicle is a 4x4 chassis that can be used in all-weather situations, is equipped with a full set of emergency radios, and can be utilized for a variety of emergency responses. Members of Northern Arizona Healthcare (NAH) and GMT handed over the keys and title of the donated ambulance to Tusayan Fire Department Chief, Greg Brush, at GMT’s Station 52 on Thursday, December 16.
The Tusayan Fire Department provides fire and EMS services below the south section of Grand Canyon National Park and can respond to incidents at locations on State route 64 and US Highway 180. GMT has provided 24-hour ambulance coverage to the most northern portion of its designated area of response for over 20 years, and leases space at the Tusayan Fire Station for its ambulance and crews. GMT and the Tusayan Fire Department have developed and maintained a very cooperative and supportive relationship in providing the community of Tusayan with fast lifesaving emergency response. NAH is committed to providing highly reliable healthcare to the communities in Northern Arizona, and to support its partners in healthcare.
“We are extremely appreciative of GMT and NAH for this much needed donation,” said Chief Brush. “Due to our budget restrictions, getting this rescue vehicle is certainly a game changer, one that will benefit the community as we now have a vehicle to use for quality responses.”
NAH Chief Operating Officer, Josh Tinkle, right, hand over the keys to a new ambulance to Tusayan Fire Chief, Greg Bush. Also pictured is Matt Shaw, Battalion Chief, left, and Vince Martinez, Director of GMT.
“We are so happy that we were able to help out our partners at the Tusayan Fire Department,” said GMT’s Director, Vince Martinez. “We know that we are better together, which helps build the community, and this ambulance will help deliver immediate care to the public.”