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Denver Health Foundation’s Paramedics Awards Celebration to honor community heroes

Posted at 10:28 AM, Nov 09, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-09 12:28:40-05

The Denver Health Foundation will host the Third Annual Paramedics Awards Celebration on Thursday, Nov. 12 from 12-12:45 p.m. Denver7 is proud to support this event, which will be held online and is free to attend, though an RSVP is required.

As the sole providers of emergency services to the Denver-metro area, Denver Health Paramedics deliver compassionate, clinically excellent care, often under high-stress situations. In 2020 they were required to also innovatively and expertly respond to unprecedented events, including the COVID-19 pandemic, social justice protests, and Colorado wildfires. During the course of their duties, more than 20 paramedics fell ill from COVID-19, four Denver Health Paramedic ambulances were damaged during the social justice protests, and dozens provided EMS support at the risk of their own health and safety on the frontlines of the Colorado wildfires.

Denver Paramedics Awards Celebration

The Paramedics Awards Celebration will recognize and celebrate every member of the Denver Health Paramedic Division for their heroic work in 2020 and also showcase a select few who went above and beyond their normal call of duty to care for our community – from an EMT student who dropped everything and ran out to help at the sound of gunfire, to a trio of paramedics who saved a father and son in a special way, to a paramedic who talked a distressed individual down from a bridge, and more.

The event will be emceed by Denver7’s evening news anchor, Anne Trujillo, and feature remarks from Gov. Jared Polis, Mayor Michael Hancock, and Denver Health CEO Robin Wittenstein.

“I am honored and excited to be part of the celebration because in this year of COVID, the need for first responders has never been more important and we need to take care of those who take care of us,” said Denver7 anchor, Anne Trujillo.

“Our Denver Health Paramedics rush in when someone is in need to provide care, hope, and support,” said Denver Health CEO, Robin Wittenstein. “I am extremely proud and grateful to our paramedics for all of the work they do every day and for their willingness to continue in the face of any situation to do what the city and county of Denver needs us to do.”

Click here to learn more and to RSVP for the event.

About Denver Health Foundation

The Denver Health Foundation has been the fundraising arm for Denver Health and Hospital Authority since 1988. They secure private funds to support Denver Health, the city’s only integrated health care system, in its mission to sustain and advance the health and well-being of Denver and the Rocky Mountain region. Learn more at DenverHealthFoundation.org.

About Denver Health Paramedics

The Denver Health Paramedic Division is the sole provider of emergency medical services for the City and County of Denver. As a division of Denver Health and Hospital Authority, they provide 911 services to residents of Denver, as well as the cities of Glendale, Sheridan, Englewood, and the Skyline Fire Protection District. The Denver Health Paramedic Division employs 215 paramedics, 20 emergency medical technicians, a command staff of 31, and nearly 100 employees in communications, education, vehicle, and administration support. They responded to more than 118,000 calls for Emergency Medical Services in 2019. Learn more at DenverHealthParamedics.org.