Click the picture on the right to see a slide show, two dash cam videos and three TV news reports of the cabin fire in Lower Deer Creek Track across from the College Campground.
Huntington Fire Invites Public Comments on OHV Grant Application !
Your fire department is seeking a grant from the state of California's Off-Highway Motor Vehicle Recreation (OHMVR) Division to purchase a 'side-by-side' ATV to use for off-highway medical rescues in the Sierra National Forest.
Many of you were present at one the two public meetings held where we talked about the grant: the Huntington Lake Association meeting in August and the Huntington Lake Snowmobile Club meeting in February. In October Kawasaki generously donated the use of a Teryx 4 (shown at left) for 10 months for us to conduct rescue operations. This California OHMVR grant will provide funding for us to purchase the vehicle and equipment such as a winch, lighting, skid pans, fire radio, etc. and fund the purchase of a trailer to hual it to trail heads.
We need both your ideas and support!
In the past when conducting rescues on off-highway trails it has been necessary for us to hike into the patient 'backpacking' our rescue and medical aid gear. Often these rescues take four or five hours, tying up much need resources from your fire department, the Forest Service, Sheriff Office, helicopters from one or more agencies, ambulances, etc. This ATV will greatly reduce the amount of time all our agencies are 'committed' to rescues and greatly reduce the time it takes to help patients. Please share with us your ideas to improve our application and/or comments and support.
You can read HLVFD's preliminary application, which will be available online March 4th at www.ohv.parks.ca.gov. After considering your comments we will make necessary changes to the application and submit our final application for funding.
Please E-Mail US !!!
E-mail your comments to both the Chief, Brother Chris and our Grant Administrator at California Parks OHV Division, Walt Saborio
Comments on the applications must be submitted by close of business April 7, 2014