Chief James Robinson (CO) || Immediate Past President || Founding Member
IAEMSC President James Robinson serves as Assistant Chief for Denver Health EMS and is a founding member of the International Association of EMS Chiefs. A veteran of EMS since 1989, Chief Robinson began his EMS career as a volunteer EMT, and went on to a professional career with the City and County of Denver in 1993 as a field paramedic. Since then, he has been involved in every facet of the Denver Health Paramedic Division’s operations, and has managed EMS operations since 2005. In addition to his Denver Health role, Chief Robinson serves as the chairman of the Denver UASI/North Central All-Hazards Region's EMS subcommittee, as the EMS representative to the State of Colorado All-Hazards Advisory Committee, as a member of the State of Colorado's ESF-8 Steering Committee. He has been involved in numerous local and State of Colorado committees and boards on EMS, public health and emergency management.
Chief Robinson has been involved in numerous national-level EMS initiatives as well, including several federal agency projects and working groups, the National EMS Preparedness Initiative summits through George Washington University and the Systems Subcommittee of the National EMS Advisory Council. Chief Robinson is also a Director At Large of the National EMS Memorial Foundation which has a strong relationship with the IAEMSC. He holds a BS, Magna Cum Laude, in Human Services from Metropolitan State University of Denver and is a graduate of Cohort 6 of the National Preparedness Leadership Initiative through the Harvard Kennedy School of Government and the Harvard School of Public Health. He is currently attending the Naval Postgraduate School's Center for Homeland Defense and Security Master's Program. He has served as the Vice Chair of the IAEMSC Metro Chiefs' Section, as an IAEMSC Director at Large, as the Vice President and as the President Elect, prior to assuming the presidency. President Robinson is passionately committed to the EMS profession and to the people in it.