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Summit County Ambulance Service operates as an enterprise fund of the Summit County government providing pre-hospital emergency medical services and ambulance transport to area and regional medical facilities, 24 hours a day 365 days a year for the residents and visitors of Summit County.The Service has a staff of fifty five (55), of which twenty-five (25) full-time and (30) are part-time. The staffing consist of forty (40) EMT- Paramedics, one (1) EMT-Intermediates and eight (8) EMT-Basic with IV training. In addition nearly all of our EMT-Paramedics are trained in Critical Care Transport (CCT) to allow us to provide extended emergency transport care.The Service is operated by eight administrative staff of which six (6) are full-time. The Office is open for administrative, billing, training and community out-reach services, Monday- Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm MST. Four of our administrative staff are also licensed EMT-Paramedics and provide us with the ability to staff up additional ambulances immediately when the need occurs.The Field operations staff operate three rotating shifts, covering 3 full-time and 5 seasonal ambulances. Operations is organized to allow us to provide additional staffing for ambulances during peak county visitation periods or in the event of large emergencies.Many of our staff hold additional specialized training allowing them to provide emergency medical support and/or incident command staffing for the Summit Rescue Group, Summit County -TEMS, wildland fires, state and national emergencies. Other staff provide pre-hospital emergency training for community members and teach at our local community colleges.


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Marc Burdick, CCEMT-P, NRP
Director

Marc began his
EMS career in Massachusetts in 1990 with Franklin Medical Center Ambulance (Greenfield, MA) as an EMT-Basic. Following graduation in 1994 from the University of Massachusetts with a degree in Human Biology he moved to Colorado where he worked as a ski patroller at Beaver Creek Resort. He subsequently graduated from the Wilderness Paramedic Program at Colorado Mountain College – Breckenridge and in 1998 was hired as a Paramedic with Summit County Ambulance Service. In 2001, Marc relocated to Santa Barbara, California and began working for the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department in the Emergency Medical Services and Public Health Disaster Preparedness Programs. He directed a number of successful projects including a county-wide implementation of Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD), EMS System re-design, EMS Pandemic Influenza Plan, and Public Health Preparedness. He also coordinated a multiple site prospective study on the paramedic use of ondansetron (Zofran) which was published in 2011 in the Journal of Pre Hospital Care.

In the fall of 2009 Marc re-joined Summit County Ambulance as their new Director. Marc continues to be an active paramedic and serves as a Wilderness/SAR Paramedic with the Summit County Ambulance Service Wilderness Paramedic Program. He enjoys a variety of outside pursuits including back country skiing, trail running, and hiking.


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James Woodworth, CCEMT- P, NRP
Deputy Director

Originally from Berkshire County, Massachusetts, Jamie enlisted in the United States Marine Corps after finishing high school in 1988, and served four years of active duty as a Field Scout in a special operations Marine Expeditionary Unit. After being honorably discharged he moved to Glenwood Springs to attend Colorado Mountain College and achieved an EMT-Basic certification in 1994, while working as a whitewater river guide on the Colorado River and volunteer for the local fire based EMS service. In 1996, he moved to Summit County and began working for SCAS. A 1999 graduate of the CMC Breckenridge wilderness paramedic program, Jamie promoted to shift supervisor in October of 2001 and deputy director in August 2009. Jamie is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Business Management with an emphasis on Organizational Leadership through Colorado State University’s online program.

In addition to managerial and ambulance duties, Jamie serves as a wilderness and TEMS paramedic for both the Summit County Search and Rescue and SWAT teams in a reserve capacity. He shares many of Colorado’s outdoor experiences, including skiing, running, rafting, mountain biking, backpacking, and camping, with his wife, daughter and son.


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Sharon Jones-Bird
Office Manager

Sharon has 27 years of experience in medical customer service and collections. Her career began in a medical office as a patient care representative and became a supervisor of the collection team. Her experience in a variety of medical offices provides a well-rounded knowledge of medical customer services.She has worked with Summit County Ambulance for over 11 years. As the Administrative Manager, she oversees the daily operations of the administrative / billing office. The experience and knowledge she brings to the organization assures exceptional customer service and an outstanding collection rate.


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Jeanne Power, NRP
Clinical Practice  Supervisor

Jeanne Power is a paramedic and has worked in EMS for 20 years.  Jeanne has been with Summit County Ambulance since 2012, joining the staff as the Clinical Practice Supervisor.  She currently oversees the Training Division and also the Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI) Program.  Jeanne directs the Field Training Instructor program, is responsible for new-hire training and also provides continuing education to current staff.  Jeanne’s role in the CQI program includes monitoring all clinical and operational activities for Summit County Ambulance as well as conducting monthly CQI meetings that include all emergency services agencies in the county.  Jeanne has training and instructor certifications in CPR, ACLS, PALS, PHTLS, CONTOMS, HAZMAT, Fire Instructor I and NIMS.  She has been trained at the National Fire Academy in several areas including Advanced Life Support for Hazardous Materials and EMS for Special Operations, and has taught courses in Weapons of Mass Destruction and Terrorism for the Department of Justice.  Jeanne began her career as a volunteer EMT in Search and Rescue and as a volunteer firefighter, serving 15 years as a firefighter/paramedic.




Don Koogle
Paramedic II, Disaster Management

Don Koogle is our newest Paramedic II. joining SCAS full time in March 2013.  He comes to Summit County Ambulance with over 12 years of experience in emergency services and emergency management.  He holds a Bachelor of Science in Fire and Emergency Service Administration,  has worked for volunteer agencies, combination and paid professional departments, and is a member of the command team for National Disaster Medical system.  In addition to his duties as a medical provider, Don will be coordinating our Wildland Medic. Disaster Response teams, and "Keep The Beat" Public Access Defibrillator Program.




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Jill Ridenhour, CCEMT-P, NRP
A-Shift Supervisor

Jill Ridenhour has 29 years of experience in the profession of Emergency Medicine with 19 of those years at Summit County Ambulance Service. In the early days of her career with the service she worked as a volunteer responding to 911 calls from her home. She was hired into a full time position with SCAS in late 1999, in addition to her field experience she has worked in the training division as a Paramedic II and as a Field Training Instructor and has spent time working with the Administrative Department.  As a field supervisor she is now involved in the operations side of the service and believes herself to be a very “well-rounded” member of Summit County Ambulance Service team, she also holds the title of “Ships Counselor.”  She maintains instructor certifications in ACLS, PALS, CPR and First Aid. Jill has lived in Summit County for 25 years with her husband and has raised 2 children here.


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Jim Levi, CCEMT-P, NRP
B-Shift Supervisor

Jim is a native of Colorado and moved to Summit County In 1995. Jim joined the Summit County Ambulance team in 1997. Prior to that he worked for the Town of Breckenridge, the Breckenridge Ski Patrol, and Red, White and Blue Fire Department.  He has a beautiful wife and two ornery young children here in Summit County. Besides “raising babies” he enjoys rafting, trail running, and mountain biking.


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Bill Clark, CCEMT-P, NRP
C-Shift Supervisor

Bill Clark started his EMS career in 1995 and has been an EMT-Paramedic since 1997. He has worked for Summit County Ambulance since 2000. Bill took on the duties of CQI Coordinator in 2007, assisting the CQI Supervisor with all of Summit County Ambulance Service continuous quality improvement activities. In 2009 he started overseeing all continuous quality improvement activities under the new title of CQI Officer. Recently, Bill took on the role of C-Shift Supervisor. Bill continues to help with the in-house training program.

Peter Vellman, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
St. Anthony's Hospital

Marc Doucette, MD, FACEP
Medical Director
St. Anthony Summit Medical Center

Dr. Doucette a Colorado native was born and raised in Denver. He attended Colorado College in Colorado Springs. After college Dr. Doucette moved up to the mountains and worked as a full time ski patroller at Keystone Mountain for three years. He continued to volunteer patrol at Keystone and A-Basin for the next ten years. Dr. Doucette graduated from The University of Colorado Medical School, in 1997. He then did an Emergency Medicine residency at Cook County Hospital in Chicago. He worked for 2 years in Taos, NM before returning to his home state of Colorado. Dr. Doucette currently works as an emergency room physician and serves as the Medical Director of Emergency Services at St. Anthony’s Medical Center in Frisco. In addition to spending time with his wife Karin and his daughter Katie, Marc also enjoys skiing, bicycling, photography, and travel.

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227 County Shops Rd.
P.O. Box 4910
Frisco, CO 80443

Ph: (970) 668-5777
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