Brigada del Sol Rescate
Magdalena de Kino, Sonora
This unit, donated by Care Ambulance of Iowa City, Iowa. Arriving in its original blue pain scheme, it was taken to the original orange stripe before delivery. This unit was presented to members of Brigada del Sol at a ceremony in Phoenix, Arizona. It was instrumental in responding to the Covid-19 crisis, transporting many critical patients. Brigada del Sol is comprised of several volunteers who make it their mission to serve their fellow man.
Coordinacion de Emergencias Tlaxcala
Tlaxco, Tlaxcala, Mexico
This ambulance was also donated by the fine folks at Care Ambulance in Iowa City. This unit was taken to San Diego, where it was imported in Tijuana and then driven another 1,780 miles to the town of Tlaxco, east of Mexico City. It now serves them proudly responding to emergencies in a very large geographic area.
Cruz Roja Puerto Penasco
Puerto Penasco, Sonora, Mexico
This ambulance served Dekalb Health for several years before being donated to OWM by Parkview Dekalb Hospital EMS. It was presented to members of Cruz Roja Mexicana at a ceremony here in Fort Wayne. It currently runs calls of all types in the Rocky Point area, known for its tourist resorts frequented by Americans.
Cruz Roja Mexicana
Caborca, Sonora, Mexico
This ambulance was donated by Quality Care Ambulance of Marion, Indiana. It is one of 3 that this generous company has provided us. It was placed into service in April, 2021 in the City of Caborca in the Sonoran Desert. This is a very busy area, and this unit will be used for years to come.
Brigada del Sol Rescate
Magdalena de Kino, Sonora, Mexico
This unit was donated by, again, Care Ambulance of Iowa City. It was in excellent shape and was turned around for delivery in only a week. This unit will by added to the fleet of Brigada del Sol so that they can expand their emergency coverage area to include a very hard to reach area in the mountains surrounding Magdalena.
San Pablo Villa de Mitla, Oaxaca, Mexico
We learned about the need in this village from one of our board members. We investigated further and decided that they were definitely in need of an ambulance for that area. When we received this donation from Quality Care Ambulance in Marion, Indiana, we immediately had the transmission completely replaced. The area this unit will serve is mountainous and we didn't want to risk any problems. It will be delivered in May of 2021 to a grateful community.
Grupo Lince Rescate
Navojoa, Sonora, Mexico
A former Noble County (Indiana) and Parkview Noble EMS unit, this vehicle was sold to a private party at a county auction and used for commercial purposes unrelated to healthcare. We located it and negotiated its purchase for use as a rescue unit for a very dedicated volunteer group in Sonora near the border with Sinaloa. This will be the first vehicle ever obtained by this rescue team.