Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis Training, Dec 5.


Dr. Rick Ruiter, Heart of the Rockies ER Physician, will provide detailed instruction and advice for assessing and treating Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis on Monday, December 5th at 17:30 at the Salida Fire Department Station

This course will earn the participant 2 Continuing Education Hours

If you would like to register for this course, go to to RSVP

Monday, December 5
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Salida Fire Department’s Station
124 E St
Salida, Colorado. 81201
Course Provider:

Salida Fire Department and the Chaffee County Emergency Services  Regional Training Group

Instructor: Doctor Rick Ruiter

Course Description:

Join Dr. Rick Ruiter as he presents instruction and advice for assessing and treating Allergic Reactions and Anaphylaxis. Dr. Ruiter will examine the signs and symptoms to recognize, the appropriate pre-hospital treatments, and how to use them.

Dr. Ruiter will also discuss his involvement and experiences when a provider contacts Medical Control, and the best way you can paint your picture over the phone.

Continuing Education:
This class will count for 2 Continuing Education Hours

If you would like to register for this course, please go to to RSVP



New Recertification Info Page

We are creating a new resource for the members of the training group. There is now a “Recertification” page on the main menu of the CCEMS web page. Please note the new CE hour matrix that the training group came up with in spring of 2016.

There is a firm roll out date of January 1, 2017 and a soft date effective now.

The soft date means don’t take any classes that don’t count from this point onward and expect them to count. Ex: Don’t take first aid in November and expect it to count. If you have previously taken something that may not count but you are planning on using it for CE hours, it will be on a case by case basis between now and 01/01/2017.


Upcoming training: Oxygen: helpful or harmful?

Tuesday, April 19th, 18:00 – 20:00. Poncha Springs EMS station

A county wide assessment of training has identified that  oxygen is misunderstood and misused by many providers.

This lecture will address the following: “Is oxygen the most misused medication in EMS? Do you think oxygen can’t hurt? Find out how we are harming patients with oxygen. Many myths about oxygen will be explored in this session. Participants will come away with a much deeper understanding of who it helps, who it hurts and why.This lecture will be appropriate for any provider that administers oxygen. 2 hours of continuing education credits will be available.

Dinner will be provided.
An RSVP will be available in the future.

Toxicology Training


Toxicologic Emergencies.

Instructor:  Shireen Banerji, PharmD, DABAT
Clinical Managing Director Rocky Mountain Poison Center

Location: Chaffee County EMS, Poncha Springs station

Date: Monday, January 25th

Time: Starts at 17:00 (subject to change, please check back)

*Appropriate from First responder / EMR to CC Paramedic.