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 training for EMTs and paramedics, as well as continuing education and community training. In 2015, 32 new paramedics and 82 new EMTs graduated from our prestigious program.

Featured Employee

Lonnell Tyars

Lonnell Tyars - EMT

Hometown: Inglewood, California

What do you love to do outside of work: I love to help others in need and those that are less fortunate. I mentor others and spend time with my 5 year old granddaughter.

What you do for a living: EMT for the Denver Health Paramedic Division and the CARES Van

Favorite food: Pizza and Hamburgers

If you were a baseball player, what would your  “walkup song” be: "Fame" by David Bowie

Favorite vacation destination: Hawaii and Venice Beach. I love to be on the water and jet ski, fish and boat.

What do you enjoy about your job?  The relationships I forge with the people of the community. Seeing someone who you have helped change their life and acknowledge that you had a part in it.

Tell us something people may not know about you:  I am Christian and believe that we are all brothers and sisters and that we should all be responsible for one another. I belong to a men's group called God's Posse, we go out every Saturday on a mission to help those that may not be able to help themselves. We do everything from praying for the sick to fixing sprinklers for the elderly. I wouldn't change this for all the gold in the world!