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Saturday, February 7, 2015

Partner Profile: Eagle County Paramedic Services saving lives both on the slopes and in town

The sun is shining and the lifts are opening, suddenly the skier next to you collapses. Shortly after, the skier is in the professional care of dedicated medical providers from Eagle County Paramedic Services receiving life saving care. Every day the dedicated EMT’s and Paramedics from ECPS serve both skiers and locals.

ECPS has a staff of 85 responding to 4,900 calls annually. Part of the commitment to the community includes a community paramedic program in which paramedics provide non-emergency medical care to individuals without access to medical care. This program was the first of its kind in the nation and provides a critical link to an underserved population.

The dedicated men and women of ECPS work seamlessly with ski patrol, firefighters, 911 dispatchers and law enforcement to help with medical needs. The commitment to health and safety doesn’t end with medical care, it extends to the provision of community CPR and first aid classes, and child car seat inspections.

CEO Fred Morrison said Eagle County Paramedic Service is dedicated to providing professional, compassionate and seamless medical care to the community, guests and athletes alike throughout the 2015 FIS World Ski Championships and beyond.