Two CDCR facilities, community rally behind damaged nursing home

High Desert State Prison provided a 50-bed mobile medical unit, including cots, pillows and bedding, for the residents of a nursing home who were evacuated during a storm. California Correctional Center offered laundry services.

High Desert State Prison provided a 50-bed mobile medical unit which included cots, pillows and bedding for the residents of a nursing home who were evacuated during a storm. California Correctional Center offered laundry services.

High Desert SP, California Correctional Center partner with others to help evacuees

By Lt. Gregory Crowe, AA/Public Information Officer
High Desert State Prison

When 60 residents of a nursing home needed to be evacuated during a brutal storm, two California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation facilities were ready to assist.

On Friday, Feb. 6, Susanville Police Department, Susanville Fire Department, High Desert State Prison (HDSP), California Correctional Center (CCC) and Lassen County Public Health responded to Lassen Nursing and Rehabilitation in Susanville to evacuate the residents.

As a crew worked to repair the building’s damaged roof, Lassen Rural Bus shuttled evacuees to Jensen Hall at the Lassen County Fairgrounds to ride out the storm.

HDSP assisted by providing a 50-bed mobile medical unit which included cots, pillows and bedding for the residents. CCC provided laundry services for the evacuees.

Public agencies quickly pulled together in a time of need, according to officials, demonstrating the benefit of being a close-knit community.

A nursing home suffered damage during a storm, forcing the evacuation of 60 residents.

A nursing home suffered damage during a storm, forcing the evacuation of 60 residents.

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1 Response

  1. Debra Follosco Wednesday, March 18, 2015 / 3:20 pm

    God Bless all who helped! You are all wonderful, caring people. And who says prisons don’t help out in times of need? Thank you to both prisons, the fire department and all who went out in that crazy storm to make sure the residents of the nursing home were safe!

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