Honoring The Ones We Have Lost


We are deeply grieved by the loss of our leader, Paramedic Rick Hartley, on November 6th, 2015.

Selfless Service. Humble Leader. Natural Educator. Unparalleled Commitment. Forward Thinking. Compassionate Caregiver. Rick personified all those things and more. With more than 30 years experience in Emergency Medical Services, Hartley dedicated much of his adult life to furthering EMS not only in his own hometown of Springfield, Colorado, but also across the entire state. Read more.


Springfield EMS Association and Southeast Colorado Hospital Ambulance Service would like to honor the memory of a good friend and co-worker, Stanley “Stan” Koehn, who passed away on April 29, 2015. Prior to his passing Koehn was actively serving as the Vice-President for Springfield EMS Association of which he had been a part for nearly 20 years. He had also worked as a part-time employee and volunteer with SECH Ambulance Service and volunteered with Walsh Ambulance Service. Koehn had been an EMT in Baca County since the early 1990s and had been certified in Kansas before then. He will be greatly missed by friends and family.