There are paramedic training programs all over the state of Colorado which specialize in teaching how to treat injuries or other medical emergencies for transport and stabilization to more central care centers. These training courses are regulated by the Colorado Department of Public Health EMS Education and Certification. EMTs and Paramedics across the state are comprised of a number of paid and volunteer positions.
Colorado has three levels of emergency medical technicians and paramedics, similar to many states across the country. These are EMT basic (or EMT I), EMT intermediate (equivalent to level two), and EMT Paramedic. In order to become a paramedic in Colorado, one must not only pass the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Exam, but also pass a special state test which includes a practical section in which to demonstrate physicial skills.
The Colorado Department of Public Health EMS Education and Certification website is located at http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/em/certificationeducation/index.html.
Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
4300 Cherry Creek Drive South
Denver, CO 80246-1530
Phone: (303) 692-2980
Fax: (303) 691-7720