As a part of our Sidra giveaway this month, we’ve chosen an extra giveaway to one of our fans. Torch is a customer that has been purchasing a five pound bag of Corvus’ Westerlies from us for a long time now. We assumed he was sharing with his fellow fire department team but in his words, “they would never pony up to good coffee.” A few weeks ago, Torch sent a five pound bag of Westerlies to a group of flight medics who are deployed in Afghanistan, two of them being people he works with at the fire department. We’ve just received an update from that group of medics:
Good morning or afternoon SMFR,
We have reached the halfway mark out here and I wanted to give you all a shout out from all of us here. The fight is still ongoing out here and we remain busy which makes the time go by fast. On behalf of the entire Task Force MEDEVAC I want to thank you all for the support and the care packages. I guess we are the only player in town with good coffee now. We are still operating in 3 countries and 6 locations which makes operations a little tricky. Our transport times average about 2-3 hours to the closest hospital which make patient care interesting. I do miss my 15 min transport to Littleton ER I can tell you that. We are using our critical care skills a lot out here and Ketamine, Calcium, and blood products are our best friends. The temperatures are at a comfortable average of 112 daily but it cools down to 90s at night which is nice ( NOT).
We did improve living conditions from sleeping in rail cars to sleeping in tents with actual AC ( if we have power ). Personal hygiene is still based on baby wipe showers especially at our forward bases but we are hopeful we will get something better soon.
Tarissa is running her own team and is doing a great job working alongside all our customers. She brings her firehouse work ethic to the front lines and is representing SMFR well. Lets hope the next 6 months go by as fast as the first 6. I hope you all had a good 4th of July and a great summer so far.
We all cant wait to be back home and back on the truck. Thanks again for everything and see you all soon.
Jens and Tarissa
Thank you for sharing a part of their story with us Torch, as well as yours!