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.
Hometown: Aurora, Colorado
What you do for a living: I split my time between being a paramedic on the streets and an EMS Educator at the Rita Bass Trauma & EMS Education Institute.
Favorite food: I’d rather not discriminate against any food by claiming a favorite.
If you were a baseball player, what would your “walkup song” be: "Firecracker” Josh Turner
Favorite vacation destination: So far, Costa Rica.
What do you enjoy about your job? I love chatting with elderly patients, and am even known to hold hands now and then. I also love helping out with the New Hire Academy. There is something very satisfying about doing our best to set up new hires for success when entering the field training program.
Tell us something people may not know about you: I like to DIY things, so I’ve tiled a bathroom shower and replaced the water pump on my jeep myself.