All five 9-1-1 centers in Larimer County provide Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) to callers with medical emergencies.

EMD helps the dispatcher provide immediate medical assistance to your emergency.

Dispatchers are EMD trained using national standards from the National Academy of EMD

When you call for a medical emergency it is critical that you;

1)  stay on the phone with the dispatcher until they tell you to hang up.

2)  answer all of their questions.

The dispatcher that answers your medical emergency will be asking you questions based on what you tell them the medical problem is.

This questioning helps the Dispatcher relay that critical information to the field units so they can be prepared to assist you immediately when they arrive at your emergency.

With EMD being the first First Responder, the dispatcher is trained to provide you with life saving help, which include Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) instructions.

Please remember 9-1-1 is for medical emergencies for people. If your animal is having an emergency please call your veterinarians number or the after hours emergency animal clinic in your area.