DENVER HEALTH PARAMEDIC DIVISION | DHPD EMS EDUCATION
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Welcome to the official website of the Denver Paramedics. The Denver Health Paramedic Division is the sole provider of emergency medical services for the City and County of Denver, Colorado. We hope you will find the information you need quickly. If you don’t, please contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Denver Health Paramedic Division’s mission is to:

  • Deliver expert prehospital care to all of Denver’s residents and visitors, regardless of gender, ethnicity, or social class
  • Establish and advance a national model for providing emergency medical services, rooted in research, efficiency, and evidence-based patient management strategies
  • Improve patient care through ongoing professional development, as well as training and preparing the next generation of healthcare providers
  • Promote a public-health model of EMS by engaging in injury prevention and public education initiatives

The Denver Paramedics are a division of the Denver Health and Hospital Authority. We provide 911 services to the 649,495 residents in the 155 sq. miles of the City and County of Denver, and respond to over 100,000 calls a year. Most calls are handled by one of 26 Advanced Life Support ambulances, staffed by two highly-trained paramedics and outfitted with lifesaving equipment and medications. Additionally, three Emergency Service Patrol vans transport public inebriates to Denver CARES for detoxification.

Through the Rita Bass Trauma and EMS Education Institute, Denver Health provides initial training for EMT-Basics and Paramedics, as well as continuing education and training for professionals. More information on training opportunities is available on the EMS Education home page home page.

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To register your AED device in the City and County of Denver,click here.

dhpd smallClick here to download the Denver Health Paramedic Division Protocols
-effective November 1, 2014

Click here for Denver Fire Department protocols
- effective April 13, 2013

Click here for Denver Health Paramedic Division Ketamine Protocols and Training

Click here for Denver Health Paramedic Division COMBAT Study Training

Click here for Denver Health Paramedic Division Peds Suction Device Training