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Colo. FD presents plan to take over EMS from AMR

The Colorado Springs Fire Department plan would end the 40-year partnership between the city and AMR

By Bill Carey

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Officials from the Colorado Springs Fire Department have announced plans to present their proposal to the city regarding taking over EMS services from American Medical Response (AMR).

On May 10, Fire Chief Randy Royal and fire department administrators met to prepare their presentation for the Colorado Springs City Council, KRDO reported. Their objective is to argue against renewing the contract with AMR which expires in April 2025. Instead, they propose establishing a “Ground Ambulance Service Enterprise” within the city.

According to the proposal, the “Ground Ambulance Service Enterprise” would function to deliver emergency medical services in the City of Colorado Springs and the Pikes Peak Region, operating in a similar manner to external agencies like AMR.

KRDO reported earlier that AMR paid over $3.4 million in damages in 2022 for delayed responses to emergency calls.

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