IF YOU ARE SUFFERING A BEHAVIORAL HEALTH COUNSELING EMERGENCY PLEASE CALL 911 IMMEDIATELY
Our regional ARMOR Response vehicles are dispatched through First Responder Trauma Counselors member agencies. This includes our clinicians and Peer Support personnel.
The vehicles are piloted by a Peer Support Team member and medical staff (paramedics, nurse practitioners, or medical doctors), all graduates of FRTC's 40-Hour National Peer Support Academy. The vehicles are equipped to address most medical/behavioral health needs of the patient/client. In addition, a Clinical Supervisor and Negotiator from one of our northern Colorado Regional Peer Support Team agencies will accompany each ARMOR deployment.
FRTC's ARMOR Response vehicles are available to our member agencies upon request. The vehicles provide a comfortable and confidential environment to support a "Return to Duty" protocol that includes mobile counseling, peer support, EMDR and other therapeutic modalities.
Contact First Responder Trauma Counselors to find out how your department can become an FRTC member agency to access this and other critical resources for your staff 24/7/365.
CONTACT US if your agency requires one of our ARMOR (All Responder Mobile Operational Response) Vehicles at a Critical Incident.
Our ARMOR Response Team is integral to our First Responder crisis response operations. First Responder Trauma Counselors is proud to be working together and contracted with Rocky Mountain IV Medics as a valued "Culturally Competent" partner in our 24/7/365 Armor Response. Along with our team of responders, we are oper
Andrea grew up in a town of 400 people in south west Nebraska. She started her EMS career right out of high school getting her EMT certification in 1994. She worked for Rural Metro Ambulance Service in Grand Island, Hastings and Lincoln. She moved to Colorado in 2000 and took a job as a 911 dispatcher for the Larimer County Sheriff's Office and began volunteering as an EMT/Firefighter for the Wellington Fire Department. After 3 years of dispatch, Andrea wanted back in on the action so she took a job as a Detention Deputy where she stayed for another 2½ years. Although thankful for the opportunity in Law Enforcement, she missed medicine and returned to EMS. The next 9½ years she spent with Thompson Valley Ambulance service before deciding to go to nursing school. Knowing she could not go to nursing school and continue working 24-hour shifts, she started with Poudre Valley EMS to have more flexibility with her school schedule. Two years later she graduated with her Associate's degree in nursing, and another 18 months later finished her Bachelor's degree in nursing.
Nursing has given her many opportunities to work with patients in medical/surgical, telemetry, progressive care unit, and the operating room. She started a program while going to nursing school in Cheyenne where each semester students go to Haiti with the organization Love Takes Root, to help with orthopedic surgeries, mountain health clinics, the onsite health clinic, and the orphanage. She has made several trips to Haiti and continues to give her time to the organization to provide teaching for the older orphans who are getting ready to go out on their own. “Initially, I was going there to make a difference and help the people of Haiti. Little did I know it would be them that healed my soul and showered me with an abundance of love.”
Andrea volunteered to go to New York City and was stationed at North Central Bronx hospital in April when COVID-19 hit the city hard. She currently works for Rocky Mountain IV Medics, where she travels to patient homes to give them IV hydration and vitamin infusions. "I have many escapes from the stress of my jobs including my two French bulldogs, Norman and Matilda, and photography."
Andrea is a valuable asset for FRTC and to our “One Team, One Mission” concept. She is excited to assist in the creation of this vital service to her 911 care continuum partners. FRTC is proud to have this “Culturally Competent” resource as an example of cooperation and care.
My name is Erich, I am 30 years old and grew up outside of Chicago, Illinois. Having a father as a mentor and physician, as well as many of my family members involved in medicine, I had a great interest in assisting those in need.
I moved to Fort Collins in 2009 to attend Colorado State University and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor's of Science degree in Biomedical Sciences. During my senior year, I acquired my EMT in order to gain experience for further education. Upon getting my first EMS job the following year with Eagle County Paramedics, I realized that this was something I wanted to do on a longer term basis. I moved back to Fort Collins in 2016, taking a job with a large hospital EMS system.
I recently finished paramedic school and am loving it. Working with my First Response brothers and sisters is a family feeling that reminds me of growing up in a physician's family. My "Doc" Dad always taught us to care for others and now I want to be there for my First Responder family when in need.
When I'm not working, I enjoy being outside biking, camping and travelling as much as possible with my girlfriend and soon to be 8-year-old border collie, who have quickly become best friends and love those activities as much, if not more, than me. I am proud to be on FRTC's ARMOR Response Team to continue to serve my fellow First Responders.