Carl Craigle - Director
Platte Valley Ambulance Services (PVAS) is the 911 medical responder 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 Ambulance Service Different from Other EMS Agencies?
PVAS 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).