"I started my career in EMS when I was 17 and a junior volunteer firefighter in Pennsylvania. At that time I completed the first responder course in PA. From there I went on to become a Ski Patroller at Montage Mountain and obtained my Outdoor Emergency Care certificate. I’ve been patrolling for the last 22 seasons, most recently working at Ski Cooper in Leadville, Colorado. Patrolling is my true passion and has taken me many places and provided me with many opportunities. It is also what really piqued my interest in EMS.
Patrolling lead me to complete my EMT Basic, twice. Most recently at Colorado Mountain College in 2008. Then, I immediately completed the Colorado State IV Therapy course.
Well, as I thought, this got me hooked on pre-hospital emergency services. I have now completed my EMT-Intermediate and have been working as an ALS provider for St. Vincent Hospital Ambulance Service since May of 2011.
After working on the ambulance side of the Leadville Races I saw a need for race specific EMS crews. I started 100 Mile Medics to fill this need. We specialize in ultra-racing here at elevation, 10,200 feet above sea level. We work closely with the Leadville Race Series, Lake County Search and Rescue, and St. Vincent Hospital and Ambulance Service to ensure adequate EMS coverage is available on the race course for any emergency that may arise.
Thanks again for stopping by to check us out and if you are a provider and would like to help out during any of our events please fill out our Be a Provider form. We can use any level of provider from MDs, DOs, PAs, NPs, RNs, Paramedics, and EMTs."
Craig Bifano, Owner 100 Mile Medic