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About AVAD

Arkansas Valley Ambulance District began on December 1, 2018 after the November 2018 election garnered 2 to 1 support by the voters of the coverage area. The district is responsible for …

Your BoD

Your Board of Directors include Nicole Lewis, David VanNattan, Thomas Kainz and Andra Dolton


We have plenty of opportunities for community involvement through volunteerism. From drivers or EMTs to administration and committee help. If you would like to ….

Welcome to the new Arkansas Valley Ambulance District (AVAD). You’ll be able to look here for AVAD updates, important information, meeting minutes, financial reports and more. Come back soon!

Arkansas Valley Ambulance District

AVAD Welcomes new board member David Craft. David will be assuming the remainder of the 2-year term left open with the resignation of Jordan Clewell.

I grew up in Wheatridge, Colorado, I went to the University of Colorado where I earned my BSME in 1977. I have been a serial entrepreneur.  I have owned print shops, catering and concession companies, rental property and for the last couple of decades have been buying distressed property, fixing and reselling. I am a Colorado real estate broker and Realtor. I have recently worked as a project manager on the installation of several cell service improving systems. I have also spent several years as a croupier in Central City and Las Vegas. My girlfriend and I moved to Coaldale in September of 2018 where we are enjoying and remodeling our house.

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December Meeting Change

Public notification of meeting change: The December board meeting of the Arkansas Valley Ambulance District has been moved to Saturday, December 14th, 5:00 pm, in the Riverside Cafe banquet room. The Riverside Cafe is located at 10281 US Hwy 50 in Howard, CO 81233.

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November 13 Volunteer Meeting

AVAD will conducting a volunteer appreciation and information meeting.  We will be meeting at Howard Hall on Wednesday November 13th at 1800.   Brats, snacks, drinks and sweets will be available for you to eat. We will be updating our records as well as going over scheduling, uniforms and our new volunteer benefit package.   Now that we are a district we are able to offer some great perks to our volunteers who offer their  time and efforts to serving their community and assisting AVAD.

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Financial Report – September 2019

Income received for August tax disbursements was $5,104.97. Major expenses were $701.56 for the registration of Med-1, $4,188.28 for medical supplies and $464.66 for tires for Med-1, Current combined balances are $ 157,688.28 (not including uncleared checks). Reserve balances are $54,396.46. Available funds are $103, 381.82.

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Financial Report – August 2019

Income received for July tax disbursements was $8,168.22. Major expenses included: $10,000 for the purchase of Med-1 from Ramrod (AVA), $497.50 for FreCom Qtrly. fees, $798.55 for ambulance maintenance & $459.49 for a storage cabinet. Current combined balances are $ 164,880.83. Available funds are $ 110,574.37

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Meeting Minutes of September 2019

Introduction of new board member – David Topper. Board commencing work on 2020 budget. Will be working with CRS to provide financial reporting services. 2020 budget meetings scheduled for October & November. Covering Cotopaxi Football games. EMT classes – 2 students & more.

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Meeting Minutes of August 2019

Med-1 purchased from AVA, talking with CPA firms to do financials, Uniforms, Upcoming volunteer fair, Looking for Coaldale location for Med-2, Chatted with candidates for open board position, January EMT classes, Med-2 power cot installed.

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Meeting Minutes of July 2019

State grant approved for $90k to be used for Med-2 cot, loader and LifePak 15 and communications equipment. Sub-committee formation. Still locking in CPA firm. EMT information meeting coming up. Driver training class, Highway 50 signage, Uniforms, Medicare billing, & more!

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