Sara Hertwig
Clear Creek EMS Capts. Ed Smith and Bryon Monseu work at the EMS station in Dumont. They lead the department along with Capt. Dustin Proffitt.

Instead of one boss, Clear Creek EMS has three.

After their chief paramedic left earlier this year, Capts. Bryon Monseu, Dustin Proffitt and Ed Smith took over leadership of Clear Creek EMS. But, instead of seeing it only as an additional responsibility, the three are using it as a time for innovation.

“We’ve been run the same way for the last 15 years,” said Monseu, who’s in charge of finance and liaison. “Should we try some different things? The county’s changed, and the calls have changed, too.”