Colorado fire-rescue heads toward in-house advanced life support unit

  • Source: Daily Camera - Metered Site
  • Published: 07/05/2022 12:00 AM

Boulder Fire-Rescue is making progress on its goal to upgrade the level of care its emergency respondents can provide in the field. When 2023 rolls around in just under six months, Boulder Fire intends to have its own in-house advanced life support emergency medical services unit, allowing city personnel to administer life-saving drugs, perform invasive procedures and the full scope of cardiac resuscitation in the field. In order to kick off this work, the city approved $241,300 in its 2022 budget, which provided the money necessary to hire Jenna Steege to serve in the new role of EMS program administrator. She’s been on the job for a few months. Steege is tasked with maintaining Boulder Fire’s current medical service level as well as handling the transition as Boulder prepares for its first advanced life support unit. The role, which Steege describes as a bit of a jack-of-all-trades, is important, given that the department’s call load is dominated by calls for medical service.


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