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: Raleigh, NC
What do you love to do outside of work: Skiing, hiking, whitewater rafting
What you do for a living: I have been a paramedic for 4 years. I also work part time as a ski patroller and whitewater rafting guide.
Favorite food: I love quality tacos!
If you were a baseball player, what would your “walkup song” be: The Weight by “The Band”
Favorite vacation destination: My wife and I are currently planning a trip to Scandinavia. We are excited to visit somewhere new and hopefully see the northern lights.
What do you enjoy about your job? I enjoy that every day as a paramedic is different and has unique challenges. I love the opportunity to take skilled healthcare into the community and use critical thinking to solve all kinds of problems.
Tell us something people may not know about you: For the past three years I have travelled to Ethiopia to assist in medical clinics for some of the most underserved people in the capital city Addis Ababa. These trips have been a great way to use my skills in another community that has a large need and all new challenges.