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Welcome to NCRETAC

Regional Medical Liaison Newsletter Qtr. 3 March 2016

Our Mission:

To foster and support cooperative and cost effective regional emergency medical trauma systems development.

Who We Are:

The Northeast Colorado Regional EMS/Trauma Advisory Council is a consortium of 9 counties  EMS and Trauma services in Northeast Colorado; Jackson, Larimer, Weld, Morgan, Logan, Washington, Phillips, Sedgwick and Yuma Counties. Member counties appoint representatives according to guidance by statute and the bylaws of the Northeast Colorado RETAC board.

Board Bylaws

Board Responsiblities and Duties

Member counties each hold two seats on the Board of Directors, a facility position and a pre-hospital position representing the discipline in their county to which they are appointed. Board members have the responsibility to disseminate information in their respective county and be a liaison between the providers of care in their county to the Board of Directors, Regional Coordinator and the Colorado Dept. of Public Health & Environment. Regular attendance is required and can be achieved through online attendance as well as physical. 

Appointment Process

People wishing to serve as a board member should contact their respective Board of County Commissioners for consideration of appointment. Qualifications include a working knowledge of the emergency medical and trauma systems (EMTS) statutes, rules and policies for the positions they wish to be appointed. Staggered two year terms expire in July of either an even numbered or odd numbered year.

What is a RETAC?

RETAC stands for Regional EMS/Trauma Advisory Council. RETAC's were formed by Colorado Revised Statute in 2001. The Northeast Colorado RETAC was formed through a coaltion of County Commissioners, Trauma Centers and EMS agencies in the fall/winter of 2000-2001. A series of meetings were held with the elected officials who determined the representative counties. Historical working relationships were considered along with patient flow patterns to determine what would be best for the patient and would provide a continuity of operations with the combining of existing EMS Regional systems development, (High Plains Regional EMS Council) and Trauma Systems Regional Development. (Northeast Colorad ATAC)

The region is just over 17,000 square miles of territory; 5,000 square miles larger than Maryland and 7,000 square miles smaller than Virginia. 

Geographic as well as demographic diversity both challenge and strengthen the region. Counties that have less that one person per square mile to counties that have endured double digit growth in between censuses. The region has one National Park, numerous state parks, two interstate highways and shares common borders with 3 different states.

The Northeast Colorado RETAC borders encompass 19 EMS transport services; 3 flight services and 16 ground; calls for service range from approximately 50 per year for the smaller services to well over 20,000 per year for the larger services. 13 designated trauma centers 2 designated at a Level II, 4 designated at Level III, and 7 designated at Level IV. In addition there are over 100 EMS non transport services ranging from full time fire, volunteer fire and law enforcement.

Patient care remains first and foremost in the goals. To make this happen it is important to find mechanisms where Emergency Medical and Trauma Systems providers to work together to meet changes with an organized approach. Each RETAC in the state of Colorado is a liaison between the providers of care and the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment. 

Thank you for stopping by!


Education & Training

Education & Training for FY 2016-17

New policies in Effect Starting July 1, 2016, VERY IMPORTANT PLEASE READ

Funding applications submitted greater than 45 days from the date of the course will not be eligible for funding.
FY 2016-17 Year end deadline for submissions will be June 15, 2017, no more submissions for events in 2015-16 will be accepted.
Courses eligible for funding in FY 2016-17 must occur between July 1, 2016 and June 15, 2017. 

Only E Forms Submissions will be accepted,

It is preferrable to scan and attach to online submission form or email to


Promote and support EMS/Trauma Education;


Provide funding for EMS/Trauma Courses;

Project Mission;

EMTS training is a priority for the Northeast Colorado RETAC. In this effort on a funds available basis; agencies can apply for EMS/Trauma course reimbursement.

Funding opportunity from NCRETAC
The Northeast Colorado RETAC has set aside funds to assist EMTS agencies in the region in obtain continuing medical education.. To qualify for this assistance the agency must be an entity providing EMS/Trauma care in the Northeast Colorado EMS/Trauma region and the providers listed in the roster must be affiliated with the entity. Entities must fill out the attached form and return to the Northeast Colorado RETAC Coordinator. Funds will be reimbursed to agencies not individuals.

Submit Applications to; along with a W-9 Form (one time each fiscal year)  



Funding Applications, Applications E Form

2016-17 Education Fill in  form your classes "Link" 


Very IMPORTANT!!! Each class must be entered separately on a brand new blank form. Each form once submitted is unique and cannot import again.


State approved training Groups/Centers in the Northeast Colorado RETAC

Aims Community College
Randy Souther
5401 West 20th Street
P.O. Box 69
Greeley, CO 80632-0069
Bus: (970) 339-6276
Bus Fax: (970) 506-6942
Front Range Community College Larimer Campus
4616 South Shields
Fort Collins, CO 80526
Bus: (970) 204-8212
Bus Fax: (970) 204-8484
Morgan Community College
Don Enninga
17800 Road 20
Fort Morgan, CO 80701
Bus: (970) 542-3201
Bus Fax: (970) 867-6608
Northeastern Junior College
Tracy Yahn
100 College Ave.
Sterling, CO
Bus: (970) 521-6708
Bus Fax: (970) 522-5542

Thompson Valley EMS
Mark Turner
Training Captain
4480 Clydesdale Pkwy
Loveland, CO 80537
Bus: (970) 663-6025

Poudre Valley Hospital Education
Julie Scott
3509 South Mason #1
Ft. Collins, CO 80525
Bus: (970) 232-1750
High Plains EMS Council
Tony Wells
133 Birch Ave.
Akron, CO 80720-1513
Bus: +1 (970) 345-2672
Bus Fax: +1 (970) 345-2702
Union Colony Fire Rescue Authority
919 7th. St., Suite 103
Greeley, Co 80631
Bus, (970) 350-9852
Fax, (970) 336-4285
Morgan County Ambulance Service
1000 E Railroad Ave
Fort Morgan Co 80701
Bus: (970) 542-3570
Fax: (970) 542-3571
Estes Park Medical Center, EMS
Mike Bielmaier, NREMT-P, Director
555 Prospect Ave Estes Park, CO. 80517
Desk (970) 577-4440 Fax (970) 577-4413

Banner Health / NCMC Paramedic Services
1121 M Street, Greeley, CO 80631 
David Main<>
Administrative Division Chief,
North Colorado Medical Center
Paramedic Services
970.392.2420 office
970.352.9041 fax

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45199 County Road 36 - Fleming, CO 80728 - Phone 970-774-3280