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Fire Department

Key Dates

May 13, 2024
  • City Council Work Session
June 11, 2024
  • Expected 1st City Council Vote
June 25, 2024
  • Final vote
Planning Phase

UPDATE June 11, 2024 - City Council voted 5-4 against the proposal to establish a fire department-based enterprise to manage emergency ambulance transport. 

The City's contract with American Medical Response (AMR) is expiring in 2025. In anticipation of the contract ending, the Colorado Springs Fire Department and City Administration are exploring a different service model for providing emergency ambulance service in Colorado Springs by standing up a CSFD-based Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Enterprise that would operate emergency ambulance transport.

The Fire Department and City leadership presented the proposal to City Council at the Council Work Session on May 13, 2024. A first vote of the City Council to establish an EMS Enterprise is anticipated to take place on June 11.

view the May 13 presentation Watch the May 13 City Council Work Session