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Stroud Oklahoma - Avem Health provides new Vehicle 01 September 2022 ( news )
Stroud , state Oklahoma ( By Press Release office)
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Avem Health Partners donates a new command vehicle to Stroud Fire Department
The department lost its command vehicle after a wildfire spread through the area in 2020
Rural Wellness Stroud Hospital’s (
Stroud Regional Medical Center ) hospital management partner , Avem Health Partners , donated a new command vehicle to Stroud Fire Department .
( Left to right ) Stroud Fire Department Asst . Fire Chief Adam Chase , Avem Health Partners Plant Operations Manager Charles Palmer , Stroud Fire Chief Chris Wilson , Randy Wright , Avem Health Partners Chief Operating Officer Dale Alward with Rural Wellness Stroud Hospital CEO Ed Dyer .
STROUD , OKLA . - ( August 31 , 2022
) Rural Wellness Stroud Hospital’s ( Stroud Regional Medical Center ) hospital management partner , Avem Health Partners , donated a new vehicle to Stroud Fire Department . The fully equipped Ford Expedition will serve as the new command post for incident responses which the department has been without since losing one in a wildfire in 2020 .
“This command vehicle will aid the fire department in their dedication and hard work caring for the city’s protection and well - being , ” said Bob Pearman , City Manager of Stroud . “We are grateful to collaborate with Avem Health Partners in this giving by equipping the vehicle with critical tools . We are appreciative of their continued support to our community and to our invaluable first responders . ”
The vehicle , which is valued at approximately $35 , 000 , was a gift from Avem Health Partners . The City of Stroud fully equipped the truck with long and short - range radios , light bars and sirens .
“The mobile command center comes at the perfect time , as we prepare to respond to wildfire season , ” said Chris Wilson , Stroud Fire Department Fire Chief . “The command vehicle is just as critical as the fire truck . It helps us coordinate response at the scene , allowing for a faster flow of information . In the case of multi - location incidents , we can monitor and assist all areas . I want to thank Avem Health Partners for providing a new vehicle for our command post and the City of Stroud for the equipment . The generous donation will certainly save our department money for other resources and will help us to coordinate responses safely and efficiently . ”
The command vehicle , also known as the fire chief’s car or fly car , is driven by a senior officer and carries the required technology and equipment to aid command personnel during small and large - scale incidents .
“At AVEM , we care about the communities in which we serve and want to help protect those who selflessly protect us 24/7 , ” said Dale Alward , Avem Health Partners Chief Operations Officer . “The fire department is an essential service , especially during wildfire season . We appreciate their dedication and want to ensure they are well equipped to respond to the needs of our neighbors in the City of Stroud and surrounding communities . ”
About Avem Health Partners
Avem Health Partners - formerly First Physicians Capital Group - is an Oklahoma City - based hospital management company that has a successful track record working with rural communities to transform struggling hospitals into sustainable businesses . Offering financial , capital and management solutions , the highly experienced team helps operate community hospitals with top - notch staff , innovative technology and quality healthcare that benefit residents , physicians , and local economies .
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