David Sanko

David Sanko

Presenter
David started in EMS in 1982 as an EMT with one of the local private ambulance services in Denver. David holds a BA in Psychology from Boston University and completed paramedic training with St. Anthony’s – Denver General Hospital. After Paramedic school David continued working in the Denver Metro region as a Nationally Registered paramedic and instructor for several private and public agencies, Flight for Life aeromedical service, volunteer Fire Fighter /Paramedic with Parker Fire Protection District, adjunct faculty for Front Range Community College EMS Department, primary instructor for Denver Health EMT-Basic and Paramedic School, and most recently with Centura Health –Prehospital Services Department as the EMS Coordinator of Education and Training. Additionally, David was a co-founder/ owner of Pridemark Paramedic Services in Arvada, CO until it was sold in 2010. David has been active in teaching at the ALS and BLS levels for over 39 years and he currently resides in Parker, Colorado. When not working or referring soccer games David enjoys golfing, skiing, and hunting.Other Certifications and Skills * Advanced Cardiac Life Support (AHA)– Training Center Faculty, Affiliate Faculty, Instructor/Provider, 1989- Present * Advanced Cardiac Life Support for the Experienced Provider (AHA) – Provider, 1987-present * Basic Life Support (AHA)- Instructor/Provider; 1982- present * Pediatric Advanced Life Support (AHA)- Training Center Faculty, Affiliate Faculty, Instructor/Provider, 1989-present * Geriatric Emergency Medical Support – Instructor / Provider, 2012-2016 * Colorado State Firefighter  Certification; 5/92 – 6/98 * Emergency Medical Dispatcher Certified; 1983-1991 * Public Safety Rescue Diver - Dive Rescue International; 1987-1991 * Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado, Region 3 Representative 1990-1992, Vice President and Board of Directors; 1/92 – 1/95 EMS Educators Symposium- Steering Committee-2020-21 * National Eagle Scout Association, BSA- Member recipient of Eagle Scout rank; 1976-present * Basic Trauma Life Support / ITLS- Affiliate Faculty, Instructor/Provider 1/90-Present, Member of the Board of Directors – Colorado Chapter, 1/90 – 6/98 * National Registry Certified – Paramedic #P0832151; 1990-Present * Instructor / Coordinator Certified – State of Colorado; 1987-present * Volunteer for Habitat for Humanity of Metro Denver, 2/99 – 12/01 * USSF Soccer Referee; Grade 8, ID # 2007-052968323763, State of Colorado, 1/07-Present * National Association of EMS Educators-Member; 1990-Present * National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians–Member; 2010-Present •Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment and Emergency Medical Services Association of Colorado CJ Shanaberger Lifetime Achievement Award-2012 Recipient •Denver Health Paramedic Division Instructor of the Year Award-2000 •State of Colorado, Governor Roy Romer- Blue-Ribbon Panel appointment on Trauma Services System Development Task Force- 1993 on request of Senator Dottie Wham •Regis Jesuit High School, School Advisory Council Member and Council Chairman – 2012-2015 •ICS-100, ICS-200, ICS-700, ICS-800 •Colorado Vocational Credentialed Teacher •Arapahoe Community College Paramedic Education Advisory Board member -2017-present •Colorado EMS Educators Association founding board member- 2019- present •Let’s Talk Communication Access Initiative Alert Decal Program Advisory Board member -2019 •National Association of EMS Educators (NAEMSE)- Instructor Coordinator Course-Level 2; -2021

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