Dennis Ring Retires After 36 years in EMS

Dennis Ring, longtime resident of Springfield, Colorado in Baca County, is one who can say he gave something back to his community. In 1978, as Emergency Medical Services was taking root across the nation, Dennis took and passed the Emergency Medical Technician Basic course offered here in Springfield. Eventually he became IV certified in addition to maintaining his Colorado state certification as an EMT-B. Responding to calls as “EMS-14,” Dennis volunteered with Southeast Colorado Hospital Ambulance Service for the next 28 years until he was hired on as a full-time staff member there in 2006. On September 15, 2014, Dennis retired from Southeast Colorado Hospital and EMS, calling out his farewell as EMS-14 on the radio for the last time and turning in his equipment. After 36 years in EMS, Dennis stated that he would probably be spending much of his time in retirement either doing odd jobs around home or out fishing. We wish you many happy years in retirement, Dennis. DennisDennis received a specially crafted belt buckle in honor of his years of service