We staff two ambulances 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The ambulances are based out of our two ambulance stations located on the East and West end of Trinidad. All our ambulances are staffed to the level of advanced life support (ALS) meaning we have, at a minimum, at least one Paramedic on every ambulance. This provides the highest level of emergency care possible to our community. In addition to two 24-hour ambulances we have a third ALS crew available on call within 15 minutes of the station in the event the system gets busy and another ambulance is required. We work closely with the local volunteer and full-time fire departments as well as Las Animas County Sheriff's Office and Trinidad Police Department to provide the absolute best in Emergency Services in Las Animas County .
The Trinidad Ambulance District Quick Response Team is made up of skilled and dedicated volunteers from four Fire Protection Districts and two Volunteer Fire Departments located within the Trinidad Ambulance District boundaries. The Las Animas County Quick Response Team was established to assist the Trinidad Ambulance District in delivering pre-hospital emergency medical care and services that meet or exceed our citizen’s expectations in the rural areas of Las Animas County. Trinidad Ambulance District provides its QRT members with EMS training, at no cost to them, in order receive and maintain National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician and Colorado State Certification at the BLS and/or ALS level. In addition Basic Life Support ambulances are stationed in Stonewall, Wet Canyon, Aguilar, Cokedale, and Hoehne and are operated by our volunteer QRT members. It is our goal to provide the essential training to our QRT members to ensure that they provide you the best pre-hospital care when you need it the most.
For more information about the QRT program or to learn how to become a member of our elite team please contact Junie Verquer at 719-846-6886 Ext. 103 or click on the link before to request further information.
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Medical Research has long shown that timely CPR and AED use by ordinary every-day citizens saves lives. In support of this Trinidad Ambulance District has provided American Heart Association (AHA) CPR/AED/First Aid classes to several groups such as the Las Animas County Sheriff's Office, City of Trinidad Employees, Las Animas County Rehab Employees, Crossroads Turning Points employees, a number of outfitters within the county, and hundreds of individual members of our community. We take pride in our community education because we understand how essential it is to have members of the community trained to initiate CPR and utilize and AED for individuals suffering from cardiac arrest.
For more information about the AHA classes offered or to schedule a class please contact Junie Verquer at 719-846-6886 Ext. 103 or click on the link below to request further information.
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Members of the community who are unable to drive themselves to medical appointments, dialysis treatments, cancer treatments or other medical services may qualify for our CareVan services. Our CareVan will transport patients to and from medical services appointments.
For more information please contact Barbara Fisk at 719-846-6886 Ext. 100 or click below to complete an online request for this program.
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Trinidad Ambulance District is continuing to work towards and develop a Mobile Integrated Healthcare program. This extension of our services is consistent with progress and changes occurring in health care systems throughout the nation. Regulatory issues on the State level make progress of the program slow.
More information will follow as this program progresses toward implementation.
The links below will help you to learn more about Mobile Integrated Healthcare, sometimes referred to as Community Paramedicine, and to see how other agencies operate Mobile Integrated Healthcare systems.
Unfortunately, Colorado has been a hot bed for active shooter incidents. What we have learned from these tragedies is that the quicker EMS providers get to the victims, the better chance they have of survival. The very nature of active shooter incidents makes them extremely dangerous, especially for EMS providers who often don’t have ballistic (bullet proof) protection and are unarmed. In response to these incidents the Trinidad Ambulance District, in conjunction with the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office, has created the Rescue Task Force (RTF). The RTF is comprised of EMS providers who have been specially trained to provide a protective detail to other first responders entering an active shooter incident. These medics are armed and fitted with ballistic protection. They frequently train with the Las Animas County Sheriff’s Office in order to maintain proficiency in their skills and tactics.
Below are articles related to the RTF program
Emergency Medical Response (911)
Mobile Integrated Healthcare Program
Rescue Task Force
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