New EMS chief hopes to be Good for Grand County |

New EMS chief hopes to be Good for Grand County

EMS chief
Robert Good

Grand County’s new EMS chief brings 30 years of experience to the position.

Robert Good took over as chief on Sunday. Grand County’s former EMS chief, Ray Jennings, retired in January after 16 years.

Good’s extensive experience began right out of high school where he started in a small fire department and moved to EMS a few years later.

He spent 27 years working for American Medical Response in Colorado Springs, starting as an EMT and working his way up to operations supervisor. As supervisor, he oversaw daily operations fielding 60,000 to 70,000 calls a year.

Good and his wife have been married for 28 years. They have four sons, two of whom are also in the EMS field, and two grandchildren.

The couple moved to Grand Lake in December and Good spent two months as EMS captain for the county. He said it was a visit to Lake Granby a couple years ago that drew them to Grand County.

“We fell in love with the area and worked on trying to move up there,” Good said. “Two years later here we are.”

He enjoys the outdoors and recreation activities like camping, riding ATVs and snowmobiling. As EMS chief, Good said he hopes to continue refining the systems in place for the county.

“It was a good system when I came in, but there’s always room for improvement,” Good said.

One idea includes cultivating partnerships with local agencies across the county. Overall, he said his biggest aim is to continue the enhancement of the EMS services.

“Just continuously improving the system as a whole to better serve residents and visitors of Grand County,” Good said of his goal.

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