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BarsLloch

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Hi all,
I’m moving to the Denver area in the next couple months from Orange County, CA and have about 2 years 911 experience in Santa Ana with Care Ambulance. As of now I’m planning on transferring to Falck in Aurora just because I’d be able to keep my seniority from Care but from all I’ve read on here it sounds like Falck is a place to avoid working at. If anyone has any recommendations on where to work as a 911 basic that’s not too far from Denver or if anyone works for Falck and can speak to what its like working there it would really be appreciated.
 

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Honestly... I know very little about the area, but if I was in your shoes I'd transfer over to falck and look for a new job at the same time. That way you have a job when you move, so you can afford to live (maybe) while you try to get on with someone else like denver health.
 

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What he said. Also a lot of the issues are more specific towards being a medic at Falck, my understanding is that Falck EMTs still do EMT things without Aurora fire walking super hard on them.
 

Ensihoitaja

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I third PotatoMedic's advice and what Tigger said about Falck.

Denver Health intermittently hires EMTs for a mix of detox van and ambulance shifts. Off the top of my head, your other options for 911 are Stadium in Golden, AMR in Boulder/Longmont, and Northglenn in Commerce City. Apex Paramedics don't do 911, but I've heard it's a decent place to work.
 

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If you're looking for possible part time/PRN:

 

jjyi24

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Hi all,
I’m moving to the Denver area in the next couple months from Orange County, CA and have about 2 years 911 experience in Santa Ana with Care Ambulance. As of now I’m planning on transferring to Falck in Aurora just because I’d be able to keep my seniority from Care but from all I’ve read on here it sounds like Falck is a place to avoid working at. If anyone has any recommendations on where to work as a 911 basic that’s not too far from Denver or if anyone works for Falck and can speak to what its like working there it would really be appreciated.
Kinda stalkerish to be replying to your post from a year and a half ago, but I'm also from OC and looking to move to CO. I also work for Care, out of Springs. Any updates? Did you end up finding a job or working at Falck Aurora?
 

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Kinda stalkerish to be replying to your post from a year and a half ago, but I'm also from OC and looking to move to CO. I also work for Care, out of Springs. Any updates? Did you end up finding a job or working at Falck Aurora?
Really just depends on what kind of EMS role you want to get into. Plenty of options on the front range but as an EMT you may end up driving or IFT type stuff more than anything. In the foothills you have a variety of services largely running 48/96 which makes the commute decent. You'll likely have more scope and ability to function as an EMT. We have IV in scope for starting lines, fluids and some medications so that opens up some decent options as an ER tech.
 

jjyi24

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Really just depends on what kind of EMS role you want to get into. Plenty of options on the front range but as an EMT you may end up driving or IFT type stuff more than anything. In the foothills you have a variety of services largely running 48/96 which makes the commute decent. You'll likely have more scope and ability to function as an EMT. We have IV in scope for starting lines, fluids and some medications so that opens up some decent options as an ER tech.
Right on, thank you! Any companies/agencies you recommend? Or companies/ agencies to stay away from? Looking for primarily 911 services, but am definitely willing to do (some) IFT.
 

Ensihoitaja

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As was alluded to, you'll need your IV certification for most services. Denver Health does 911 in Denver, Platte Valley does 911 in the northeast suburbs, Falck does 911 injuries Aurora, AMR does 911 in Boulder and Longmont, Stadium Medical has a small 911 operation in Golden, and UCHealth does 911 in Fort Collins. Gilpin County and Clear Creek County are in the foothills west of Denver and I believe they hire EMTs.

Apex Paramedics, Northglenn Ambulance, and Action Care are among the better regarded IFT agencies.
 

Lo2w

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Right on, thank you! Any companies/agencies you recommend? Or companies/ agencies to stay away from? Looking for primarily 911 services, but am definitely willing to do (some) IFT.
I haven't been in Colorado long enough and I've only worked for my agency and the ER, so it's hard to have a real opinion good or bad on services. There's been some good suggestions here. A lot of it is just narrowing down: do you want to work in the city/suburbs with a higher volume or more rural with longer transport times, limited resources and a typically lower volume?
 

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Denver fire is hiring EMT non fire fighters. If you stay for two years, you get preference points if you want to go to the fire side.
 

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I hear not good things about Mile-High and Columbine, would stay away. Friend that worked at Mountain States described it as "bleh." I think iCare is probably a good place to work but I'm not sure if doing flight transfers all day would be what you are looking for.
 

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A friend just moved from Nevada to AMR in Denver works the entire front Range. She does a lot of long distance transports; but for her they are easy, because the shortest transports she did in Nevada was 110 miles (closest hospital). She says she likes it. Says it is a mix of 911 and IFT.
 
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BarsLloch

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Hey guys, thank so much for all the help! Apologize for the late response but I ended up at Falck briefly, do not recommend it for anyone really. Everything I had heard about it was true, the 911 system is awful and they will run you into the ground. Fire also has full med control and does not seem to like to practice medicine for the most part. After that I ended up at Stadium on one of their 911 rigs and it was much better, management is good. It was just a very slow system but the calls you do run are usually pretty high acuity. Only downside of working there is the pay is very very low but its a 48/96 schedule so overtime is guaranteed. Any EMTs with experience I recommend going to Denver Health, looking back I wish I would’ve gone straight there. I am now finished with medic school and applying for jobs in that realm but thank you again for all the help!
 

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Denver fire is hiring EMT non fire fighters. If you stay for two years, you get preference points if you want to go to the fire side.

Just an FYI for anyone that sees this, DFD is currently hiring for the med unit. BUT, their last hiring class of EMTs did not have their applications for firefighting positions accepted this year due to the staffing needs of the med unit.
 

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Hey guys, thank so much for all the help! Apologize for the late response but I ended up at Falck briefly, do not recommend it for anyone really. Everything I had heard about it was true, the 911 system is awful and they will run you into the ground. Fire also has full med control and does not seem to like to practice medicine for the most part. After that I ended up at Stadium on one of their 911 rigs and it was much better, management is good. It was just a very slow system but the calls you do run are usually pretty high acuity. Only downside of working there is the pay is very very low but its a 48/96 schedule so overtime is guaranteed. Any EMTs with experience I recommend going to Denver Health, looking back I wish I would’ve gone straight there. I am now finished with medic school and applying for jobs in that realm but thank you again for all the help!
Happy things have worked out! A few of the ones in my medic class got put with Falck for internship. Not sure if they know what they're getting into.
 
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BarsLloch

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Kinda stalkerish to be replying to your post from a year and a half ago, but I'm also from OC and looking to move to CO. I also work for Care, out of Springs. Any updates? Did you end up finding a job or working at Falck Aurora?
Not sure if you’re still looking for a job out here but I did transfer with Falck. Seniority does not transfer, you will be starting over at the very bottom of the bidding process. Before I left you started on one of the IFT busses for usually 2-3 months, sometimes 6 and then were able to bid onto a 911 ALS rig. As a system it’s very similar to working in zone 1 out of SF Springs, similar call volume and acuity. There are no 24s out here, only 12s and they usually staff between 10-12 units a day with each unit doing between 8-12 calls in that 12. Biggest difference is that all the rigs are supplied as ALS rigs out here, you’ll have to get familiar with all of the new stuff that Care doesn’t have on their rigs. Hope this helps!
 

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Not sure if you’re still looking for a job out here but I did transfer with Falck. Seniority does not transfer, you will be starting over at the very bottom of the bidding process. Before I left you started on one of the IFT busses for usually 2-3 months, sometimes 6 and then were able to bid onto a 911 ALS rig. As a system it’s very similar to working in zone 1 out of SF Springs, similar call volume and acuity. There are no 24s out here, only 12s and they usually staff between 10-12 units a day with each unit doing between 8-12 calls in that 12. Biggest difference is that all the rigs are supplied as ALS rigs out here, you’ll have to get familiar with all of the new stuff that Care doesn’t have on their rigs. Hope this helps!
Are there BLS ambulances responding to 911 calls in Aurora? If so, do the respond to any call if needed or just certain call types (in the Colorado Springs BLS can only respond to Alpha calls, even if ALS is level zero).
 
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BarsLloch

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Are there BLS ambulances responding to 911 calls in Aurora? If so, do the respond to any call if needed or just certain call types (in the Colorado Springs BLS can only respond to Alpha calls, even if ALS is level zero).
When I was still there yes, any level call could get a BLS unit, it was just closest available. Falck was attaching ALS fly cars to some of those calls if they were available but Aurora Fire didn’t like that as sometimes if there wasn’t a fly car they’d have to ride in on calls they didn’t want to. As far as I know now they will only send a BLS if they can’t clear any ALS and mutual aid isn’t available. There were times they would send both a BLS and ALS ambulance to the same call and then Aurora Fire would decide which ambulance took the call…was a very weird system to work in.
 
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