Our Goal

Funding and Implementing a Pilot Paramedic Project 

Sierra County, California is an incredible, scenic area but our distance from emergency medical and trauma resources in a crisis can be a matter of life or death. Sierra Frontier Medical Resources, Inc. (SFMR), a charitable non-profit 501(c)(3), was formed in 2014 to enhance emergency health care services for western Sierra County.  In pursuit of that goal we have sponsored training for homemaker health aides, emergency medical responders and emergency medical technicians(EMTs) to augment the services of our existing, dedicated volunteers.

Some lifesaving proficiencies, however, are beyond the scope of volunteer medical technicians, firefighters, and rescue workers. Since we lack personnel authorized to administer certain advanced lifesaving medical services, SFMR initiated the Western Sierra County Paramedic Pilot Project to start addressing those needs by hiring a full-time paramedic to be stationed in the area this summer. The Sierra County Board of Supervisors, the Downieville, Sierra City, and Alleghany-Pike Fire Departments; and numerous residents, businesses, and community organizations, support the implementation of this Pilot Paramedic Project.

To date we have raised $10,000 but in order to make the Paramedic Project a reality, we need your help.  Our immediate goal is to raise $25,000 by June 1, 2017 to hire a paramedic for the summer. This is a vital step toward our future vision of full-time ALS Paramedic services in western Sierra County. 

Please help us in this endeavor by making a contribution to SFMR through Paypal on the "Donate" Page, or by mailing to SFMR, P.O. Box 393 Downieville, CA  95936.  Thank you for your consideration.