Beulah Fire Protection and Ambulance District currently offers a number of educational programs to better prepare our community for emergency events. Many of these programs can be readily modified to adapt to the personal needs of a group, school, or business. Please call us to schedule any of the classes listed or with any suggested courses.
Some of the current programs being offered are:
This program teaches basic life support and addresses breathing and cardiac emergencies in caring for adults, children, and infants. It is also designed to facilitate efficient training, testing, and retesting in the use of automated external defibrillators (AEDs). We offer CPR courses for lay-person’s and the professional.
This program is designed to teach the latest first aid guidelines to help you feel comfortable when an emergency arises. Rather this is for everyday emergencies in your home, as a club leader, or just for general knowledge, it is an outstanding piece of mind to know you are prepared if ever needed.
Home injuries and emergencies arise every minute of the day in the United States. How safe is your home from such things as fires, accidental falls, and trip hazards? This is a voluntary program that could reduce or remove unnecessary hazards in your home. District personnel will come to your home and conduct a home safety inspection for free.
District personnel can come to your home or have you come to the office to check your blood pressure at any time.
This program enhances the emergency services response times. A residential Knox-Box not only allows responders to enter a home unassisted, it also prevents forced entry damage and added stress to the patient. Contact the District for details and individual cost for this program.
Following the CDCs (Center for Disease Control) recommendation we offer annual flu shots for everyone over the age of 18 years old. If you are not able to make it to the District office, please call and we will schedule a time to bring the vaccination to you. A $10.00 donation is greatly appreciated for the flu shots.
Fire extinguishers are the public’s first line of defense in case of a fire, but only if they know how to use them. This class teaches participants to identify the type of fire, select the correct extinguisher and how to use the extinguisher properly.
In the unique environment of Beulah, we live in that interface between residential development and the forest. That forest has grown unhealthy and is at risk of catastrophic wildland fire, not unlike what we saw with the Mason Gulch Fire here in 2005 or with the Waldo Canyon Fire in El Paso County in 2012. As property owners and residents, we can do much to minimize our potential for that catastrophic wildland fire. The District intends to work with you to mitigate our wildland fire hazard. That starts with education and it ends with hard work, with a lot of cooperation and communication in between. Please contact the District office to schedule a site visit at your home and we will help make recommendations for wildfire mitigation.
Creating a Defensible Space
At any time of the year, at any time of the day or night, a natural disaster, a terrorist event, an industrial accident, or the threat of one could force you to leave your home, workplace, school or even the community in which you live. The links below are designed to help guide you through the steps of preparedness. Remember that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.
Animal Evacuation Assistance