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EMS Scholarship 

Responder Relief Foundation is partnering with Denver Health Paramedics EMS Education Training Program? Responder Relief Foundation will award one annual Scholarship starting in 2025.

Why?  Denver Health Paramedics EMS Education - EMT Training Program?

The Paramedic Division at Denver Health Medical Center responds to over 120,000 calls per year. Our EMT students get the opportunity to learn in a high-volume, fast paced urban setting, gaining practical experience unmatched by any other EMT program in Colorado. Riding along with the Denver Health Paramedic Division promises exposure to a wide variety of clinical situations. During the course, students receive approximately 150 hours of both didactic and skills training from paramedics who actively work in the field. In addition, EMT students have the opportunity to complete a shift in one of the busiest emergency departments in the region with both adult and pediatric trauma capabilities. 


The Denver Health Paramedics EMT training program follows the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards and is designed to teach students basic medical skills needed to respond in an emergency situation. Once completed you are eligible to test for the National Registry EMT Certification. Once NREMT certified you can apply for your Colorado State EMT Certification. 

Interested in becoming an EMT or Paramedic?

There are three levels including EMT, Advanced EMT and Paramedic. NREMT defines the different levels based on skill sets. All three positions function as a part of a comprehensive EMS response.


  • The primary focus of the EMT is to provide basic emergency medical care and transportation for patients. This individual possesses the basic knowledge and skills necessary to conduct patient assessments and manage situations such as airway obstruction, bleeding, fractures, cardiac arrest and emergency childbirth.

  • Paramedics are the most advanced EMS personnel. In addition to a thorough understanding of anatomy and physiology, paramedics possess a higher level of medical skill and have the ability to provide advanced emergency medical care for patients. Training includes extensive coursework, clinical and field experience.


EMT Course

This course will provide the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) student the knowledge and skills required to provide appropriate emergency care and transportation of patients suffering from traumatic insult/injury and/or of medical nature.  Attendance and success of the EMT course requirements will qualify and prepare the learner to participate in the NREMT psychomotor final and sit for the NREMT online exam. 

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or GED certificate.
Current Colorado Driver's License.
Up to date nationwide background check.
Essay (why you want to be an EMT.)
Up to date vaccinations.


Tuberculosis Skin Test or/X-Ray

Tuberculin (Tuberculosis) skin test, blood test, or negative chest x-ray within the past 12 months.


Proof of Mumps, Rubella and Rubeola immunity by positive antibody titers or 2 doses of MMR.

Influenza Vaccine

If your rotation (course) occurs between October 1st-March 31st, we WILL require an Influenza Vaccination.

Hepatitis B

Proof of Hepatitis B immunization 


Vaccination must have been done within the last 10 years and remain current throughout your time in the course.


Varicella immunity, by positive history of chickenpox or proof of Varicella immunization. You may also receive a Varicella titer blood test from your PCP.

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