The Poudre Valley Hospital EMT Reserve Program is the volunteer branch of PVH Emergency Medical Service which serves the Fort Collins, Colorado, area.
Our mission is to provide community service, public education and vocational experience for local EMTs.
The EMT Reserve Program is designed to assist charitable, nonprofit and other organizations with emergency medical standby and public education. The PVH EMT Reserves also creates public awareness of the local Emergency Medical Services system.
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Kelly is currently working as a Paramedic with Poudre Valley Hospital EMS. Our latest medic from the HealthOne Paramedic Program
Patrick is a relief EMT with Poudre Valley Hospital EMS
Elena works with Thompson Valley EMS in Loveland Colorado as well as the emergency department.
One of our new relief EMT’s, Lauren, got her start in the PVH EMT Reserve Program
Kyle’s first patient encounter was at his High School Graduation. He is an EMT with Poudre Valley Hospital EMS.
Tyler is a Wildland Firefighter, Adrienne is one of our full time Paramedics and Jessica is in Nursing School
If you are an alumni and have a picture or story about where you are now or your experience as an EMT Reserve we would love to hear from you!
Interested in volunteering with the PVH EMT Reserve Program?
If you are certified as an EMT-B or Paramedic in the state of Colorado, you may be able to work with the PVH EMT Reserves. If you love to volunteer and serve the community in a special way, please join us! Download and complete the application and take the required documents to the Poudre Valley Hospital (PVH) Volunteer Office, located inside PVH’s main entrance.
The PVH EMT Reserve program is the volunteer extension of PVH Emergency Medical Service. We work, train and provide resource support for the Advanced Life Support Ambulances. As a member you are encouraged to ride along on “911” ambulances to improve your skills. You will provide all phases of Basic Life Support care as your experience grows. Many of PVH EMS employee’s got their start in the EMT Reserves and PVH EMS takes seriously that experience within their system.
We always are excited to welcome new people on board. We hire once a month depending on staffing needs. The EMT Reserve interview process includes testing based the National Registry standards. The process includes a 50 question multiple choice exam, interview and patient assessment skill station.
If you have any questions, please email us at email@example.com.
NEW November 1st!
UC Health Volunteers will be required to have a pre-screen drug test.
Requirements of membership:
Valid National Registry EMT or Paramedic Certificate
Valid Colorado EMT-B or Paramedic Certification
24 hours per month
Annual TB test, Flu vaccination and N95 Fit Test
ONLY COMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED
The application process is usually scheduled monthly and includes a written test, skills assessment and interview.
Successful applicant will have to pass a criminal background check.
PVH EMS Administration Office
3509 South Mason Street
Ft. Collins, CO 80526
3509 South Mason Street
Ft. Collins, CO 80525
The PVH EMT Reserves is funded in part by the generous donations of the community it serves.
To make a donation to the PVH EMT Reserve Program please submit to:
Poudre Valley Hospital Foundation
C/O EMT Reserves
1024 S. Lemay Ave
Ft. Collins, CO 80524
Q: How often do you accept applications to the PVH EMT Reserves?
A: We are always accepting applications and we interview about once a month.
Q: What are the chances of getting hired to a paid position from the EMT Reserves?
A: The majority of our paid staff, both EMT and Paramedic, came from our EMT Reserve Program. The training and experience received while in the program depends on your invested time. Our alumni work all over the United States as EMT’s, Paramedics, Fire Fighters, Nurses, Physician Assistants and Physicians.
Membership in the EMT Reserve program does not guarantee a paid position with PVH or PVH EMS.
Q: Where can I go to school to become an EMT?
A: There a several schools in Northern Colorado and in the Denver area. Check out our Education Links and visit the Colorado Department of Health and Environment for a full list of approved training centers near you.
Q: What kind of shifts are available to work on?
A: We have day and night shifts that start at staggered times from 0500-0900, eveyday of the week. Every primary 911 ambulance has a third rider seat.
Q: What are the time requirements for membership?
A: As a new member, you are required to volunteer 36 hours a month or three shifts. Once you have met our probationary training requirements, then 12 hours a month is the minimum plus 2 special events.
We will continue to provide promotional, safety and health education demonstrations at no cost.
Special Event Coverage
If you would like to schedule EMS coverage for your special event please provide the following information: