Carl Craigle - Director
Platte Valley Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is the 911 medical responder, 24 hours a day/7 days a week, for the boundaries specified by the Greater Brighton Fire Protection District and parts of unincorporated Weld County. We also frequently assist agencies in Northglenn, South Adams County and Fort Lupton, and are available for inter-facility transports as needed.
We operate four Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances, staffed with an EMT-Basic and Paramedic, and a supervisor vehicle is used as a resource for the EMS fleet. We also have a training officer on staff and coordinate continuing education courses and EMS refresher courses for surrounding Fire and EMS agencies.
What Makes PVMC’s EMS Different from Other EMS Agencies?
PVMC EMS is one of only six hospital-based EMS agencies in the State of Colorado (The remaining 80 agencies are county, private or fire department operated). We have an all paid staff as opposed to volunteers and we are driven by core human values.
PVMC EMS is a Community-Based Organization with a Community Focus! Our department is made up of a leadership team and an operations team that work closely towards achieving goals connected to our department’s vision statement “Excellence in Serving Our Community.” Our staff recognizes that the skills we provide extend beyond medicine and move into many other areas.
Therefore, our focus is not only to provide quality patient care – but also to provide quality service to continuously meet our community’s needs.
Inter-facility transports from PVMC to other medical facilities are performed as needed and when a unit is available. Transports can be arranged by contacting the on-duty EMS supervisor at 720-685-8439. The EMS supervisor, at the time of the request, will make the decision regarding availability for inter-facility transports on duty. If your transport request is due to a medical emergency, dial 911. Our ambulances are dispatched through the Adams County Communications Center (ADCOM).
PLATTE VALLEY AMBULANCE SERVICE REPEATS AS COLORADO’S AMBULANCE SERVICE OF THE YEAR!
Platte Valley Ambulance Service, located in Brighton, CO, is honored to announce that, for the second time in three years, they have received the State of Colorado’s Ambulance Service of the Year award for their outstanding delivery of emergency medical services. This award was presented by the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado.
John Hicks, President and CEO of Platte Valley Medical Center, was ecstatic to learn of Platte Valley Ambulance Services accomplishment. “This is in deed outstanding news! Of all the fine services and agencies that are out there from Colorado, having you all take this award two out of three years is outstanding,” exalts Hicks. “It is PVMC that is ‘inspired’ by your actions and leadership in this achievement and it is PVMC that is proud to say that you all are a part of this organization. Thanks for leading the way!”
“The continuous support and encouragement by staff and employees at Platte Valley Medical Center (PVMC) is greatly appreciated,” states EMS Director and Chief Paramedic, Carl Craigle. “We are very proud to be a part of the PVMC family and were honored to wave our hospital colors at the awards ceremony.”
For more information on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment contact them on line at www.cdphe.state.co.us . For more information about Platte Valley Medical Center’s Ambulance service please contact Carl Craigle at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 720-685-8439.