Emergency service providers are waiting years for delivery of ambulances that previously took only months as manufacturers grappled with supply chain challenges
Learning to save lives at 16: Denver teens train to become EMTs amid Colorado shortage
Samantha Rudnick has been fly-fishing since she was 2 and has spent more time off the grid in the mountains than just about anywhere else. Now, the mountains offer her the kind of escape that helps her cope with all the stress that comes with being a teenager living and studying in Denver and trying […]
Vail, Beaver Creek patrollers are trading in their skis for ambulance keys in Eagle County’s coronavirus fight
EDWARDS — Chris Montera’s team at Eagle County Paramedic Services began planning for COVID-19 response in early February, well before the county emerged as an epicenter for the virus. As they sketched out worst-case scenarios, the first responders and emergency medical technicians kept returning to one question: “What if we get sick?” “So we started […]
Sprawling Las Animas County, like many rural areas, badly needs emergency responders. But it’s a teachable moment.
HOEHNE — Between the passing bells, teen students gradually find their way to a second-floor classroom at the K-12 Hoehne School where they pause before entering, raise both hands and, one by one, greet instructor Dominic “Junie” Verquer with what could be considered the class mantra. “BSI, is my scene safe?” At first glance, the […]