Fraser Winter Park officers honored for life-saving measures Source: Sky-Hi News Date: 2/5/20
Three Fraser Winter Park Police officers were honored Tuesday at Winter Park Town Hall for life-saving measures they performed earlier this month on an emergency call. Officers Stensvad and Kupser and Sgt. Finley received the department’s life-saving medal after responding to a call in Wolf Park of an unconscious 71-year-old woman experiencing a seizure in August.
Grand County announces top EMS chief candidates Source: Sky-Hi News Date: 1/30/20
The list of professionals being considered for the Grand County Emergency Medical Services chief position is down to three candidates. You can meet them at a Community Meet and Greet from 5:30–7 p.m. Tuesday at Granby Town Hall. Formal interviews will be held the next day with a panel of representatives from the county and other agencies that work closely with the EMS chief.
Greyhound bus overturns in snow, no passengers hurt Source: Sky-Hi News Date: 1/13/20
A Greyhound bus full of passengers made an unexpected three-hour detour when the bus got caught in deep snow on US Highway 40 outside Winter Park on Sunday evening. East Grand Fire responded to a call around 6 p.m. Sunday that a Greyhound bus had gotten caught in deep snow and the bus had turned onto its side.
Two hurt in rollover that closed US 40 Source: Sky-Hi News Date: 11/13/19
A rollover wreck outside of Winter Park closed US Highway 40 in both directions for a brief period of time Wednesday. Two men sustained serious injuries in the wreck, though their injuries were not thought to be life-threatening. The two were taken to Denver Health, according to Fraser Winter Park Police Chief Glen Trainor.
GCEMS captain honored at state level for local contributions Source: Sky-Hi News Date: 11/9/19
Grand County EMS Captain Audrey Jennings will receive a statewide honor for her years of dedicated service and passion for providing emergency medical services. Jennings is being awarded the Francis Mildred Roth Women in EMS Award at the 2019 Colorado EMS Awards this evening at Keystone Resort hosted by the Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado.
EMS Chief announces retirement Source: Winter Park Times Date: 10/31/19
After sixteen years with Grand County Emergency Medical Services (GCEMS), Chief Ray Jennings has announced his retirement from the department. I recently had the opportunity to sit down with the chief to talk about his role, the department and how it has changed during his tenure.
After 16 years as chief of Grand County EMS, Ray Jennings announced his retirement from the position in January. Jennings, who was appointed to chief in 2003, helped transform Grand County’s EMS into one of the top performing ambulance services in the country.
Two hurt in separate falling incidents Saturday in Grand County Source: Sky-Hi News Date: 9/16/19
Two women were hurt in separate falling incidents Saturday in Grand County, including one that had volunteers with Grand County Search and Rescue rafting at night. According to a news release, a search and rescue team was called into action around 10 a.m. Saturday when a 55-year-old woman slipped about 12 feet into Jim Creek near the waterfall and hit her head on a log.
Search and rescue responds to hunter with leg laceration Source: Sky-Hi News Date: 9/12/19
Grand County Search and Rescue responded to a hunter with a laceration in his leg on County Road 3 Wednesday afternoon. Greg Foley, field director for GCSAR, said an archer was out in the Mule Creek area around noon Sept. 11 and sitting on a downed tree when a branch lacerated the man’s leg.
2 Critically injured after traveling 100 yards through aqueduct identified Source: ABC 10 Date: 8/31/19
WINTER PARK, Colo. — Two people were taken to the hospital in critical condition after traveling the length of a football field through an aqueduct pipe in Winter Park, according to a release from the Fraser/Winter Park Police Department.
Police chase ends in Grand County when CSP flattens SUV’s tires Source: Sky-Hi News Date: 8/11/19
A 25-year-old man is in police custody following a Sunday chase on Highway US 40 that ended north of Kremmling in Grand County. In a news release, Colorado State Patrol describes how its troopers helped Steamboat Springs police and the U.S. Forest Service stop a fleeing 2007 Nissan Xterra at about 12:20 p.m. Sunday.
EGFPD: A 50th Celebration to Remember Source: Winter Park Times Date: 8/8/19
Several hundred community members and their kids came out to celebrate East Grand Fire Protection District #4’s 50th Birthday last Saturday. The BBQ and family-fun open house included fire truck rides, ladder truck rides and drawings. The North Colorado Med EVAC Team flew in to show off one of their choppers.
Grand County 911 steps in when Summit goes down Source: Sky-Hi News Date: 7/15/19
UPDATE: Some customers in western Colorado and surrounding areas recently experienced a service disruption due to a third-party fiber cut. All services have been restored. A broken fiber optic line between Breckenridge and Bailey has caused a widespread telephone service outage that’s taken Summit County’s 911 Center offline.
Snowmobiler Medevaced after 150 foot fall in Grand Lake Sky-Hi News Saturday, February 9, 2019
A 38-year-old woman was medevaced from Grand Lake Saturday afternoon after sustaining serious injuries while snowmobiling.
At around 2 p.m. Saturday, the woman was snowmobiling in the Porphyry Peak area near Grand Lake when she drove around a fence and over a cliff, falling about 150 feet down, according to Grand County Search and Rescue Field Director Greg Foley.
Officials: Grand Lake house fire may have been caused by smoking Sky-Hi News Wednesday, May 23, 2018
Officials from the Grand Lake Fire Protection District said Wednesday that they believe a cigarette and an oxygen concentrator machine may be responsible for a residential fire that sent a woman to the hospital late last week with severe burns.
There are some new faces at Grand County EMS Sky-Hi News Monday, April 9, 2018
Grand County Emergency Medical Services is excited to announce the promotion of Melissa Lewis, Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) to Captain, and the hiring of Jeanne Power, NRP as our new Education Captain. GCEMS has also hired Elizabeth Schenk, NRP to a full-time Paramedic role.
County considers relocating Grand Lake ambulance Sky-Hi News Saturday, November 11, 2017
The Grand County Emergency Medical Service, or EMS, is considering removing their ambulance currently housed at the Grand Lake Fire Department due to budget constraints and data suggesting a smaller percentage of calls in the area compared to the rest of the county. Despite some resistance from residents, officials expect that response times to the area won’t significantly be effected.
Easier Lifting and Loading of Patients EMSWorld.com Monday October 5, 2015
EMS poses a lot of injury risk to the people who deliver it, and the employees of Colorado’s Grand County EMS aren’t an exception. Specifically, loading patients had contributed to a number of rotator cuff injuries among its providers.
Survey Reveals Alarming Rates of EMS Provider Stress and Thoughts of Suicide JEMS Monday September 28, 2015
Courtney Smith, 54, drove to a desolate country road on a cold winter morning. It was three hours from the city where she worked as a medic for 28 years. Courtney pulled to the side of the road and sent a text to her three children.
Updated: Byars Canyon fire containment estimate upped to 60 percent Sky-Hi News Monday, August 24, 2015
HOT SULPHUR SPRINGS — Thick smoky haze and the whirring pop of helicopter rotors filled the skies above Grand County on Tuesday morning as local firefighters worked to battle the Byers Canyon Fire, which started Monday morning, Aug. 24.
Lightning strikes twice in Grand County Sky-Hi News Tuesday, August 18, 2015
It was a busy weekend once again for Grand County first responders as a series of lightning strikes on Friday evening, Aug. 14, sent EMS and firefighters to two separate locations in the county.
A 28-year old female was struck by lightning at around 6 p.m. Friday evening. The woman was struck on her shoulder while in the Green Ridge Day Use picnic area on the shores of Shadow Mountain Reservoir.
Hypothermic hiker rescued in Neversummer Wilderness Sky-Hi News Thursday, July 9, 2015
A 15 year-old hypothermic and severely dehydrated hiker stranded near Bowen Lake in the Neversummer Wilderness was rescued yesterday evening by local first responders.
The subject, whose name has not been released by local authorities, recently traveled to Colorado from Texas and hiked to Bowen Lake, elevation 11,600 feet, with a camping group including 10 people. The group of campers had a satellite phone and were able to call for search and rescue.
Pilot Survives Crash In Remote Part Of Rabbit Ears Pass CBS 4 News Sunday, January 25, 2015
ROUTT COUNTY, Colo. (CBS4) – A pilot is lucky to be alive after crashing the plane he was flying in a remote part of a high country forest. The crash happened south of Highway 40 on the east side of Rabbit Ears Pass Sunday morning.
III teenagers rescued on backpacking trip with grandfather Fox 31 News Monday, September 1, 2014
NEDERLAND, Colo. — A grandfather hiked out of the backcountry in the middle of the night to get help after his grandson fell ill during a backpacking trip, the Boulder County Sheriff’s Office said Monday.
Building Accountability in EMS EMS World Tuesday, April 1, 2014
Accountability can be a loaded word. According to the dictionary, accountable means a person, organization or institution required or expected to justify actions or decisions. Accountable can also be described as being responsible and transparent.
Grand County EMS shaves off time with technology Sky-Hi News Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Grand County Emergency Management Services is moving into the tech age with a new online program that allows for real-time information about available emergency resources.
When the floods ravaged the Front Range in 2013, emergency response personnel decided there was a pending need to collaborate by listing resources available to both local emergency responders as well as responders dealing with larger situations across the state.
Baby born at Middle Park Medical Center Sky-Hi News Tuesday, February 25, 2014
GRANBY – Middle Park Medical Center announces the birth of Ada Rane Frank, born at Middle Park Medical Center in Granby earlier this month.
Melissa Riley and Travis Frank, of Granby, welcomed their daughter at 3:49 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 5, following an emergency delivery at their local hospital. Ada Rane was 18.5 inches long and weighed 5 pounds, 1 ounce.
Children’s Hospital gives Grand County ’EMS Provider of Year’ award Sky-Hi Daily News Monday, December 16, 2013
The Emergency Medical Services staff of Grand County received the highest honor for lifesaving care for our community’s most precious patients — children. The Colorado Children’s Hospital presented the paramedics and emergency medical technicians of Grand County EMS with the “2013 Colorado Children’s Hospital EMS Provider of Year.”
Children’s Hospital gives Grand County ’EMS Provider of Year’ award Sky-Hi Daily News Monday, December 16, 2013 The Emergency Medical Services staff of Grand County received the highest honor for lifesaving care for our community’s most precious patients — children. The Colorado Children’s Hospital presented the paramedics and emergency medical technicians of Grand County EMS with the “2013 Colorado Children’s Hospital EMS Provider of Year.”
DENVER - More than 100 police, fire and EMS agencies from across Colorado participated in a line-of-duty funeral procession on Thursday to honor Grand County EMS and Denver Health Paramedic Brian Schimpf.
Schimpf, 33, died Nov. 23 from complications of an injury he received while on duty as a captain with Grand County EMS. He underwent surgery on Nov. 20 after the accident, but was placed on life support due to complications with the surgery. He never regained consciousness.
Brian Schimpf South Whidbey Record Sunday, December 1, 2013
Brian Todd Schimpf, 33, died surrounded by family and friends in Parker, Colo., Adventist Hospital, Nov. 23, 2013.
Brian was born in Pusan, South Korea, March 12, 1980, and adopted by his parents, David Schimpf of Duluth and Ann Linnea of Freeland, Wash., March 24, 1981.
Grand County EMS mourns loss of captain Sky-Hi News Wednesday, November 27, 2013
Longer than a year after a Grand County EMS vehicle rolled two-and-a-half times on Red Dirt Hill, the driver of the vehicle, former EMS Captain Brian Schimpf, died following a surgery related to injuries sustained from the accident.