Schmidtmann began volunteering with Nederland Fire in 1995 and developed a reputation as a skilled EMS provider as well as a certain ability to atract challenging calls. He took a leave of absence for a period of time. during which he worked as a 911 dispatcher for Boulder County, completed a degree in nursing and worked at Pridemark Paramedics as an EMT-B, returning to Ned Fire as a career Engineer. He completed EMT-Intermediate in 2010 and was promoted to Captain. Charlie has an additional degree in kinesiology, as well as extensive experience in the building trades. Most recently he completed his his EMT-I to Paramedic Bridge course, congratulations Paramedic Schmidtmann.