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Eagle County Paramedic Services receives reaccreditation

Eagle County Paramedic Services operates ambulances using five stations from Gypsum to Vail, with up to 13 ambulances providing 24-7, 365-day coverage.
Courtesy Eagle County Paramedic Services

Eagle County Paramedic Services recently received reaccreditation from the Commission on Accreditation of Ambulance Services. The accreditation, which ECPS has attained for three decades, requires recertification every three years and places ECPS amongst only four paramedic services with such certifications in Colorado.

“Accreditation signifies that we have met the ‘gold standard’ as determined by the ambulance industry to be essential in a modern emergency medical services provider,” said Chris Montera, CEO of Eagle County Paramedic Servies, in a news release. “These standards exceed those established by state or local regulation and organizations such as ours voluntarily submit to meeting the stringent requirements of the CAAS.”

The accreditation process includes a comprehensive self-assessment and an independent outside review of the District. This independent process provides verification to our Board of Directors, city council, medical community and others that quality care is provided to the community.

“While ECPS isn’t required to carry the CAAS accreditation,our vision is to be a world leader in out-of-hospital health care and continuous accreditation is one way that we make certain the care our patients receive is of the highest quality with the best results,” Montera said.

Eagle County Paramedic Services operates ambulances using five stations from Gypsum to Vail, with up to 13 ambulances providing 24-7, 365-day coverage. Last year the Paramedic Services answered 5,200 calls from Vail Pass to Hanging Lake — up 10 percent from the previous year.

The Paramedic Services transports people having medical emergencies, conducts community health services to underserved people in Eagle County and also conducts education and training programs.

For more information about the district, visit eaglecountyparamedics.com or call 970-926-5270.