Summit County Ambulance Service

Summit County Ambulance Service provides a variety of emergency services including 9-1-1 and critical care inter-facility medical services to all of Summit County, Colorado, including the towns of Breckenridge, Dillon, Frisco, Blue River, Montezuma, and Silverthorne, as well as the unincorporated areas. Additionally, we respond to the world renowned ski resorts Arapahoe BasinBreckenridgeCopper Mountain, and Keystone.
Photo of an ambulance at a car accident.

Ambulance Staffing

Advanced Life Support (ALS) Ambulances are strategically placed throughout the county and staffed 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Ambulances are staffed by Nationally Registered Paramedics, Intermediates, and Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs), stationed in Dillon, Frisco, Copper Mountain, Keystone, and Breckenridge, with additional ALS ambulances staffed during peak seasons, and special events. Summit County Ambulance Service is an enterprise fund department of the Summit County Government.

EMS Response

9-1-1 EMS response is coordinated with local fire districts, who also provide basic life-support level of care (BLS) or higher. For local emergency responses, fire districts can typically arrive within five minutes, and ambulances typically arrive within 8-12 minutes.

Patients are usually transported to St. Anthony Summit Medical Center or emergency clinics in Breckenridge and Keystone. In the event of serious injury, ambulance personnel coordinate with St. Anthony Hospital Flight for Life to airlift patients to the Denver area hospitals.

Best Service Possible

With a mission to provide the very highest quality of prehospital emergency care and transportation, Summit County Ambulance Services utilizes the best people, practices, and equipment possible within Summit County's integrated public safety and emergency health care system.