The mission of the Pueblo Fire Department Emergency Medical Services Division is to provide a rapid, safe response to all medical emergencies within the community, ensuring competent patient care.
Approximately 70% of all incidents responded to by the Pueblo Fire Department are related to medical or trauma incidents. All engine companies are equipped to provide Advanced Life Support care. Suppression personnel are required to maintain a Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment Emergency Provider Certification.
Of the current members:
4 maintains an Advanced EMT Certificate
21 maintain a Paramedic Certificate
44 maintain an Intermediate Certificate
65 maintain an EMT Certificate
All members are required to maintain a current cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) certification with recertification every 2 years. All Intermediates and Paramedics are required to maintain a current Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certification and Pediatric Advanced Life Support with recertification every 2 years.
The Pueblo Fire Department provides emergency medical training to on-duty members. This provides each member the required hours to maintain their respective certification. The Pueblo Fire Department is authorized by the State of Colorado as a continuing education center for EMT, Advanced EMT, Intermediate, and Paramedic levels. In addition, the Pueblo Fire Department is an initial training center for IV Certification by the State of Colorado.