Skier Safety Month

National Skier Safety Month

January is National Skier Safety Month!

Several of CMRETAC Stakeholders will be out and about this January on the mountain, talking to visitors and locals alike of the importance of staying safe on the mountain. Topics of discussion include the skier responsibility code and helmet safety.

See below for a list of locations and dates and swing by and say HI!

January 11-12, 2020


January 18 -19, 2020

Beaver Creek





January 25-26, 2020


December Updates

Find out what’s happening within CMRETAC.


November Updates

Find out what’s happening within CMRETAC.


October Updates

Find out what’s happening within CMRETAC.


CARES Expansion

CARES Expansion

The Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES) program are expanding their reach with the goal to expand CARES to all 50 states by 2025. Read more about it here!

CARES is currently implemented in 26 states and additional communities in 16 additional states. CARES has partnered with the American Red Cross and American Heart Association, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) to expand their registry to all 50 states by 2025. The expansion of this program will help communities increase survival rates.

RMD November 2019 Registration Now Open

Register Now!

Registration Now Open for CMRETAC and NWRETAC Regional Medical Direction Conference!

Register Now!

Please join Central Mountains RETAC and Northwest RETAC for our annual Regional Medical Direction Conference on November 19th and 20th in Glenwood Springs. Agenda items to include Sudden Cardiac Arrest, Regional Medical Direction Breakout session, resiliency, and more.


There is no cost for individuals in the Central Mountains RETAC and Northwest RETAC Region.

Individuals outside of the region will be charged $25 for attendance plus hotel accommodations if requested. Central Mountains RETAC will invoice you 2-3 Business days after receiving your registration.

Please contact Mikaela Greene with Central Mountains RETAC if you have any questions – 970-389-3869

Colorado CARES State Coordinator

Colorado CARES State Coordinator

Starting Hearts is seeking qualified candidates to fill a new position as State Coordinator for the Cardiac Arrest Registry to Enhance Survival (CARES). CARES is a national database created by the Center for Disease Control and Emory University to track pre-hospital, in-hospital, and post-hospital data on cardiac arrests to compare statewide outcomes to national averages to improve outcomes.

Click Here for more information and to apply


July 16 – August 14 Accept applications, initial interviews, choose three finalists and distribute RFP

August 15 – 21 Finalists submit RFP

August 22 – 28 Final selection made

Announcement from the CMRETAC Executive Director Anne Montera

Announcement from the CMRETAC Executive Director Anne Montera

Dear EMS and Trauma Community,
Amazing changes are coming to the Central Mountains RETAC this summer. After almost 10 years of working in one capacity or another and most recently as the Executive Director, I will be stepping down as of June 30th. Over the past 4 years, the region has grown by almost 300%, adding injury and sudden cardiac arrest prevention programs, Regional Medical Direction annual meetings, a sophisticated communication system, new educational offerings, along with large agency participation from every organization throughout the region. All of this work wouldn’t have been possible without the amazing work from our Leadership Team and Executive Board of Directors and support from the Regional Board of Directors.
Thank you for the opportunity to lead this organization into a new era of regional EMS and Trauma care in the Central Mountains. The knowledge, experience, and most importantly the relationships gained during my tenure, will never be forgotten.
I have accepted a new position as the Senior Vice-President of Quality for Ready Responders, a national start-up organization. It is a great opportunity for the next stage in my career and to ultimately change healthcare. This start-up organization has the chance to create one of the largest Community Paramedic programs in the nation. I will continue to live with my family in Gypsum, CO, with limited traveling.
With all that being said, I am very proud to announce that I will be handing off the torch to Sarah Weatherred, the current Trauma Program Manager at Vail Health. Sarah will be transitioning into this new position as I transition out, over the next 3 months. This 90-day transition plan will allow for a smooth transition and opportunity to pass on my knowledge and experience.
Sarah is a Kansas native and has lived and worked in Eagle County, Colorado since 1996. she holds a BA in Psychology, Associates Degree in Nursing, BSN, and an MSN in Nursing Education. She has over 20 years of health care experience and has worked in a variety of settings including pre-hospital, emergency, medical-surgical, clinic and labor and delivery. She served as a Nursing Professor and simulation faculty at Colorado Mountain College for six years. In 2017, she became the Trauma Program Manager at Vail Health Hospital, where she began her involvement with the CMRETAC.
We look forward to seeing everyone at events this summer and introducing Sarah. Thank you for all of your support!
Stay safe my friends,
Anne Montera

Statement from Sarah Weatherred

I am so proud to be a part of the CMRETAC and the role it serves in injury prevention, education and emergency and trauma system support. I believe strongly that the CMRETAC is, and has been moving in a very positive direction thanks to leadership and increased participation. I will work hard to maintain the momentum and I look forward to the opportunity to serve our region as the CMRETAC the Executive Director. I have the utmost respect for the work being done in our region and State, and I genuinely look forward to working with each of you.

Sarah Weatherred
Incoming Executive Director for Central Mountains RETAC
Phone: 970-331-3355

Registration Now Open for Western Slope Trauma Retreat

Registration is Now Open for the 2019 Western Slope Trauma Retreat

May 9-10 in Vail, CO

Please join the Central Mountains RETAC and Northwest RETAC for the 2019 Western Slope Trauma Retreat May 9th and 10th in Vail, Colorado. The retreat is open to all Trauma Nurse Coordinators, Trauma Registrars, and Trauma Medical Directors.

Agenda Day 1

Agenda Day 2

Click below for more information and to register now.

Western Slope Trauma Retreat