Alamogordo Fire Department Selects Air Methods Ascend to Provide Online EMS Review Course for First Responders


ALAMOGORDO, N.M., April 16, 2024 – Air Methods, the nation’s leading air medical service provider, announced today that Alamogordo Fire Department (AFD) has selected Air Methods Ascend’s EMS Review online program to provide continuing education to first responders.

Located to the east of White Sands National Park, Alamogordo is the county seat of Otero County and home to more than 30,000 residents. With seven fire stations, the Alamogordo Fire Department provides a wide range of services designed to protect the lives and property of citizens throughout the City of Alamogordo and Otero County.

“Being able to offer our first responders the online training needed to help serve the Alamogordo community is essential to our success,” said AFD Chief Jerry Ramirez. “Ascend’s online programs are a great way to make sure our firefighters are receiving the most up-to-date instruction so they can provide the best possible medical care when responding to a call.”

Ascend’s offerings of innovative online education programs include Critical Care Review and EMS Review which are designed to help flight and critical care clinicians as well as emergency medical responders seeking to advance their training, help improve emergent patient outcomes and meet their continuing education needs. Courses meet certification requirements for the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN), Commission on Accreditation for Pre-Hospital Continuing Education (CAPCE), and International Board of Specialty Certifications (IBSC).

Ascend’s in-person and online education programs provide access to world-class educators, state-of-the-art tools, and cutting-edge technologies to help pre-hospital and critical care clinicians build their knowledge, enabling them to operate at the top of their licensure and fulfill continuing education requirements. Education programs include advanced manikin-based simulation and virtual reality training that mirror real-world patient care scenarios, building life-saving skills and confidence.

“We are excited to partner with Alamogordo Fire Department and offer our online training programs to their firefighters,” said Dr. Stephanie Queen, Air Methods Senior Vice President of Clinical Services. “Our online programs are designed to equip first responders with the latest skills and knowledge to help provide the best patient care during emergencies.”

Learn more about the Ascend education program here.