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.

A division of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, we provide 911 services to residents of Denver, as well as the cities of Glendale, Sheridan and Englewood and the Skyline Fire Protection District. The Denver Health Paramedic Division employs 215 paramedics, 20 emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and has a command staff of 31. We responded to 106,715 calls in 2015.

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, as a Bike Medic, on the Wildland 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. 

Contact Us

Contact Us

Denver Health Paramedics

601 Broadway St, 5th Floor, Denver, CO 80203

(303) 602-2566


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