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.
What you do for a living:
Field Paramedic and American Heart Association Training Center Administrator
According to my 4-year-old my favorite food is “all of the table food,” but my real favorite is sushi.
If you were a pro baseball player, what would your “walkup song” be?
Walk by Pantera
Favorite vacation destination:
New York City
What do you enjoy about your job?
This job is amazing. The autonomy we have to utilize our knowledge and sound clinical decision-making skills is not found in many EMS systems. Outside of the trust and support we receive from this organization, there is something so humbling and awesome to be able to walk into a stranger’s home and see them, in their space, and be entrusted to their most private self. There is so much you can learn and appreciate being in this space that you would not fully appreciate if you did not see it for yourself. My peers are also what makes this job so great. They are driven, intelligent, compassionate, and are some of the funniest people I’ve ever met.
Tell us something people may not know about you:
I am the first in Division history to go from Vehicle Support Technician (VST), to EMT, to Paramedic. (We now have several individuals who have taken this path to get into the medical field and grow in their medical careers.)
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