On March 5, 2020, Platte Canyon Fire Protection District (“PCFPD”) Volunteer Firefighter Dylan Castello was seriously injured while working on a structure fire in Bailey, CO. Castello suffered significant second to fourth degree burns to his right hand, first degree burns to his right arm, shoulder and back, and third degree burns to his left wrist. He was transported via helicopter to a Level One burn center in Denver, CO.
Firefighter Castello has recently undergone a skin graft surgery and, at this time, his estimated continued hospitalization is approximately 3 weeks. His recovery will be extended to include both physical and occupational therapy. Castello is 26 years old and he joined PCFPD in 2019 as a volunteer Firefighter. He works as an Arborist and these injuries will greatly impact his ability to work for quite some time.
A few members of the MC-1 Foundation recently met with Firefighter Castello to discuss a fundraising event to help raise funds for Castello. Unfortunately, due to the Coronavirus situation, the Foundation will not be able to hold an event at this time. “It is unfortunate that we cannot hold a community event to show our support for and to raise money for Firefighter Castello, however, we can try to show our support with an online campaign,” says Mark Miller, President of the MC-1 Foundation. “This young man was severely injured while trying to save a residence and we want to do all that we can to help him with the many out-of-pocket expenses he will incur as he continues his long road to recovery.”
The MC-1 Foundation would like to help Firefighter Castello by offering some financial support. All proceeds from this fundraiser will go directly to Castello. Please help us support those who have given the greatest sacrifice while protecting and serving our communities!
The MC-1 Foundation is a 100% volunteer 501(c)3 public non-profit organization and we have to rely entirely on private contributions, fundraising events, and grants from foundations to stay in operation. The MC-1 Foundation's primary purpose is to provide financial support to public service employees and/or their families in the event that they are hurt or killed while on duty providing service for their communities.