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Delta County Ambulance District employees are a well trained and dedicated staff consisting of multiple different levels of pre-hospital EMS care, including basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS).  We have over 200 years of combined EMS experience ranging from the emergent 911 incidents to critical care inter-facility transports. Continuous training is essential to stay up to date with the latest medical practices & technologies. This allows them to develop new skills and refine existing ones, which improves patient outcomes and saves lives. These trainings can help our medics manage the physical & emotional demands of their job and coping with mechanisms to prevent burnout. Continuous training ensures our medics comply with changing regulations and standards of care. By keeping their skills and knowledge current, they can provide the best possible care to patients and maintain their professional certification. 


The Red Card Agility Test is a physical fitness test designed for wildland firefighters & medics. It measures their ability to perform a series of tasks to simulate the physical demands of wildland firefighters and medical emergency response. One of the tests is the Walk Test, which consists of carrying a 45lb pack for 3 miles in under 45 minutes. This test ensures that candidates have the physical strength and endurance necessary to perform the demanding tasks required in the field. 


Airway and MAI management of patients is a critical component of our education and training. This training involves both theoretical and practical components, anatomy and physiology of the airway, indications and contraindications for intubations, and the steps involved with this process for these procedures. There is ongoing training with various types of airway & intubation equipment.  Trainings include the various medications that are used to assist with intubation including sedatives, analgesics and neuromuscular blocking agents, and their indications and dosages.  This training is essential for medics to ensure they can recognize and manage patients with airway emergencies effectively, which is critical when every second counts.


Crew members train continuously on pediatrics with the latest equipment and procedures with our on duty COPECC's (Colorado Pediatric Emergency Care Coordinators).  The program is designed to include class lectures, demonstrations, hands-on-training and simulations. The information taught is updated regularly to incorporate any new developments in the field of pediatric care. This training ensures our medics are equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to provide high quality care to pediatric patients in emergency situations. 

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