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EMS & Disaster


The Department of Emergency Medicine maintains disaster preparedness through our outstanding facilities and frequent trainings. We maintain a close relationship with our local EMS agencies, including Aurora Fire and Denver Health. Our helipad receives EMS helicopter transport traffic from destinations throughout the Rocky Mountain region.

The Department of Emergency Medicine provides emergency (disaster) management preparedness and response activities in many areas. Academically, we do research in emergency management with other CU Denver schools and the Colorado School of Public Health. We have provided training across the state of Colorado for emergency responders from many different health and emergency management agencies.

Faculty help direct emergency management at both the UCH and DHMC hospital systems.

We provide input and guidance for many different regional, state, and national preparedness committees. Several faculty are members of federal disaster medical assistance teams (DMAT).