Our hearts are broken, and we are humbled by the outpouring of love from our community after the loss of our leader, Paramedic Rick Hartley.
In 1969, SECH officially opened its doors and thus began the first true ambulance service in Springfield with a 1967 Chevy Suburban converted to function as an ambulance. Frank England, an orderly at the hospital in the 1970s, recalls being part of the team that painted the ambulance and got it ready to use. HeContinue reading “Southeast Colorado Hospital Ambulance Service: EMS Strong”
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 additionContinue reading “Dennis Ring Retires After 36 years in EMS”