Follow-Up: Colorado Springs City Council votes against city ambulance proposal

  • Source: KOAA-TV NBC 5 Pueblo
  • Published: 06/12/2024 12:00 AM

VIDEO: On Tuesday, the Colorado Springs City Council voted 5-4 against establishing a city-run ambulance service. Following the vote, Colorado Springs Fire Department Chief Randy Royal expressed his "disappointment" in the City Council's decision. The Colorado Springs Fire Department says AMR has not been meeting their expectations for response times. They say over the past three years, AMR responded late to more than thirty-three thousand calls. Because of that, they had to pay the city more than five million dollars in damages. According to the fire department, Colorado Springs is one of only four of the top 40 us cities by population that use a private ambulance service. They want to change that with their own "in-house" service.


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