Paramedic, WFR, AIRE Level II
Chelsea Gardner began her paramedic career in the small mountain town of Silverton, Colorado in 2011. Within her first year, she was the Assistant Director of Silverton Ambulance and an officer on San Juan County Search and Rescue. For the next five years, she was challenged with managing critical patients in a mountainous environment far from definitive medical care. Chelsea practices with multiple agencies in Silverton and is a firefighter/paramedic in Durango, Co. She teaches wilderness first responder courses with Wilderness Medical Associates and Wilderness Medic. On any typical day, you can find Chelsea and her four-legged friend adventuring in the San Juan Mountains or soaking up the sun fishing the Animas River.