Emergency Medical Services Divison

Durango Fire & Rescue’s EMS Division serves a 325-square mile primary response area providing care to approximately 2,800 patients annually.

We operate 6 fully licensed Advanced Life Support ambulances, and 3 transport rescues.

We are also the initial response agency for hundreds of miles of national forest, BLM and BIA lands that surround the district, and have mutual aid agreements with all surrounding Fire and EMS agencies.

Our certified Paramedics, along with Basic and Intermediate level Emergency Medical Technicians, are proud to practice some of the most advanced pre-hospital medicine allowed.

Our goal is to deliver rapid, high quality, compassionate care to our patients and to be strong advocates of a safe and healthy community. More than 85% of the calls answered by DFRA involve EMS.


Scott Sholes

Battalion Chief
Scott Sholes


EMS Offices
142 Sheppard Drive
Durango, CO 81303