Emergency Medical Services

EMS Department Office:
(970) 339-6397

See the contact page
for information on who
to contact for each
EMS area

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Emergency Medical Services Faculty and Staff:

Cindy Allee
Professor, Medical Assisting
(970) 339-6540

For questions regarding medical assisting or phlebotomy contact Cindy.

Julie Forbes
Program Coordinator
(970) 339-6696

For questions about CPR contact Julie or email cpr@aims.edu.

Paul LaFleur
CME Coordinator, EMT-P
(970) 339-6693

Contact Paul for your questions regarding recertification or refreshers.

Customized agency training programs are available as well as rental of our simulation studios.

Patricia Rand
Instructor and Director, FTLC
(970) 339-6649

Tricia started at Aims in January 2006. She attended the University of Colorado, Boulder and double majored in Biology and Psychology, studied Dental Hygiene at the University of Colorado School of Dentistry. She earned her Paramedic Certificate from the Denver General Hospital and her master's degree in Information, Learning and Technology from the University of Colorado, Denver.

Tricia teaches Paramedic courses at Aims and is on special assignment as the Director of the Faculty Teaching and Learning Center.

Kristie Skala
Paramedic Program Director
(970) 339-6582

Kristie Skala-Cordes started part-time at Aims in 1988 in the Senior Education Department. She transferred to EMS part-time in 1992 before going full-time in 2004. She worked for Weld County Paramedics for 13 years and has been a Platte Valley Volunteer Fire Fighter and EMS Captain for 4 years. She graduated from the Aims EMT program in 1991, the Morgan Community College EMT-Intermediate Program in 1997, and the Health One Paramedic Program in 1998. She earned a B.A. in Exercise and Fitness Specialist and M.A. in Gerontology: Management and Administration, both from UNC.

Kristie teaches EMS courses and is also the Aims Paramedic Program Director.

Stacey Tekansik
Staff Specialist
(970) 339-6397

For questions involving prerequisites or program information, contact Stacey.