Consolidation with Summit Fire & EMS
Summit County Ambulance Service and Summit Fire & EMS has merged into a single organization under an agreement between the Summit County Board of Commissioners and the Summit Fire Board of Directors.
After significant analysis, planning and collaboration, the two entities merged operations on July 1, 2019. They have completed a formal financial and legal unification on January 1, 2020.
The two organizations have jointly constructed a new administration building in the Summit County Commons near Frisco, which opened in mid-July 2019. The 9,400-square-foot building now houses all administrative functions of Summit County Ambulance Service and Summit Fire & EMS, as well as Summit Fire's permit and inspection functions.
Summit Fire and Summit County Ambulance Service have shared staffing and housing at Station 1 in Copper Mountain, Station 8 in Dillon and Station 11 in Keystone for years, and firefighters have been cross-staffing on ambulances on each shift for more than two years.
The merger forms the second-largest emergency-response agency on the Western Slope, with more than 100 employees. Red, White & Blue Fire will remain an independent, stand-alone entity covering emergency response in Breckenridge and southern Summit County.