Windsor Public Safety Institute
Stacey Tekansik, 970.339.6397
Director of Paramedic Training:
Paul LaFleur, 970.339.6693
Kristie Cordes, 970.339.6582
Paul LaFleur, 970.339.6693
Rob Willits, 970.378.3550
EMS Coordinator / CPR:
Mike Dowd, 970.339.6696
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (A.A.S. degree)
Potential Opportunities: This program is for individuals that want to obtain advanced medical training for a career as a medic on a fire department, ambulance service, or as a flight medic. Students must first complete the EMT course and are encouraged to have a minimum of one year’s experience working as an EMT in a field or clinical setting before applying to the Paramedic program. Students must complete a separate application to apply to this program. The application and prerequisite information can be found at www.aims.edu/academics/ems/. This program is a 66 credit, two year program.
Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (Certificate)
Potential Opportunities: The primary focus of the Advanced Emergency Medical Technician is to provide basic and limited advanced emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical system. AEMT certification is a level between EMT and Paramedics with limited training in advanced procedures. Prerequisites: AHA BLS certification, EMT certification, background check, and numerous immunizations.
Emergency Medical Responder (Certificate)
Potential Opportunities: The Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) course is an entry-level course that will train students on how to provide immediate care to an ill or injured person, to know when and how to activate the EMS system, and how to assist EMS providers on scene. Completion of this course will provide a knowledge base useful for lifeguard positions, fire service, sports medicine, ski patrol, medical facilities, and makes a good preparatory course prior to taking the EMT course.
Emergency Medical Technician (Certificate)
Potential Opportunities: This certificate is an entry-level program designed for students seeking a career in emergency medicine. Training from this course may be used in the clinical or field setting. Successful completion of the program enables the student to sit for the National Registry practical and written exams. A criminal background check is required for entry into this program. Disqualifying information and online background check procedures can be found at www.aims.edu/about/hr/background/disqualify. This program is a 12 credit, one-semester program
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (Certificate)
Potential Opportunities: This program is for individuals that want to obtain advanced medical training for a career as a medic on a fire department, ambulance service, or as a flight medic. Students must complete a paramedic application to be considered for the program. Applications can be obtained from an EMS ad visor. A criminal background check is required for entry into this program. Disqualifying information and online background check procedures can be found at www.aims.edu/about/hr/background/disqualify. The Paramedic program is a 51 credit certificate program and is held between one to three consecutive semesters. Students can take an additional 15 credits of general education classes to earn an A.A.S. degree in Paramedicine (See the A.A.S. Paramedic information).
Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Preparation (Certificate)
Potential Opportunities: This program is designed to prepare individuals for the paramedic certificate program. This program is a 18 credit, three-semester program.
Continuing Medical Education
Continuing Education training is available for EMT Basics, Intermediates, and Paramedics. Contact the CME Coordinator at 970.339.6696 for further details and for a list of CME offerings.
CPR and First Aid
Aims Community College offers a wide variety of non-credit CPR and First Aid classes to meet the needs of the Public, Business and Industry, and Healthcare Providers. For further information call:
Or visit the CPR website at: www.aims.edu/academics/ems/cpr.php.
Emergency Medical Services/Paramedic Advisory Committee
Herb Brady, Windsor-Severance Fire Rescue
Dave Bressler, Banner Health Paramedic Services
Hugh Kane, Eaton Fire Department
Dr. Joshua Poles, Medical Director
Doug Prunk, Frederick-Firestone Fire Department
Jeff Schanhals, RETAC
Julie Scott, U.C. Health
Jeff Stranahan, Greeley Fire Department
Susan Wheeler, University of Northern Colorado