Welcome to the Denver Health Paramedic Division


The Denver Health Paramedic Division is the sole provider of emergency medical services for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. Our mission is to provide professional, compassionate and clinically excellent care to every patient, with every encounter, through a culture of integrity and continuous improvement.

As a division of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, we provide 911 services to residents of Denver, as well as the cities of Glendale, Sheridan, Englewood, and the Skyline Fire Protection District. The Denver Health Paramedic Division employs 215 paramedics, 20 emergency medical technicians (EMTs), a command staff of 31, and nearly an additional 100 employees in communications, education, vehicle, and administration support. We responded to more than 117,000 calls for Emergency Medical Services in 2018 

Through the Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute, Denver Health Paramedics provides for EMT training and paramedic training, as well as continuing education and community training. In 2015, 32 new paramedics and 82 new EMTs graduated from our prestigious program. Visit our education page to learn how to become a paramedic through our paramedic school.

Featured Employee


Justin Loera


Hometown:   Born in Denver, CO and have lived and grew up in Thornton, CO.

What you do for a living?  Paramedic

Favorite food:   Pepperoni Pizza and Hot Wings.

If you were a pro baseball player, what would your “walkup song” be?  Big Rings by Drake.

Favorite vacation destination:  Cancun, Mexico.

What do you enjoy about your job? 

I love everything about my job, being in an ambulance, working as a Colorado Rockies Bike Medic, working on the Wildland Fire Team, caring for so many people in Denver. Being first on scene of a sick patient(s), assessing the patient, figuring out a treatment plan and seeing those treatments work and benefit the patient. 

Tell us something people may not know about you: 

I love cycling. Both mountain biking and road cycling. I have completed two Leadville Silver Rush 50s on the mountain bike which both took over 7hrs to complete. I’m going to be participating in the Triple Bypass road cycling race in July which is 120 miles and over 10K feet of elevation gain on mountain roads/passes. 

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