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: Wibaux, UT
What do you love to do outside of work: Traveling. I love to explore not only the United States, but also I enjoy visiting other countries and learning about their culture.
What you do for a living: Intermittent Paramedic Dispatcher for Denver Health Paramedics and full time Aviation Emergency Dispatcher at Denver International Airport.
Favorite food: Italian or Mexican - it's tough choice to make!
If you were a baseball player, what would your “walkup song” be: Danger Zone by Kenny Loggins from the movie Top Gun
Favorite vacation destination: I'm a big fan of Las Vegas and anywhere with a beach.
What do you enjoy about your job? I enjoy helping other people who are in need. While it's true that a large majority of the calls we triage in the communications center are not true "emergencies", the few calls where we are truly needed makes it all worth it for me. I love being a part of that team.
Tell us something people may not know about you: I've been a dispatcher in one capacity or another since 2003, and, while I have enjoyed it, I am (slowly) making the transition into the airline industry where I will eventually fly commerical airliners.
I enjoy helping other people who are in need. While it’s true that a large majority of the calls we triage in the communications center are not true ‘emergencies’, the few calls where we are truly needed makes it all worth it for me. I love being part of that team