The new Aspen Ambulance Station is nearing completion. The public is invited to a ribbon-cutting ceremony and tours on Monday, September 9th at 5 p.m. at the facility located across from Aspen Valley Hospital.
The Ambulance Department is comprised of 32 dedicated men and women providing 24-hour Pre-Hospital Emergency Medical Care to the community. The Department provides Emergency Medical Services at a level that few small communities in Colorado are able. Staffing with Paramedics for 911 ambulance response and Critical Care Level Paramedics for inter-facility transfers is unprecedented in rural communities.
The Ambulance Department provides multiple services to both community and hospital. The scope and role of the Department have dramatically changed in the last few years and is being tasked ever more with duties not typically associated with a hospital based EMS system. These services are not only limited to response to medical emergencies but also prevention, education, and emergency management.