Our vision is to be respected as a leader among ambulance services for our compassionate care, technical expertise and professionalism.
Our mission is to exceed expectations of emergent and non-emergent care with a commitment to diligent resource management.
Delta County Ambulance District was established in 1999 to provide EMS to a 330 square-mile region of Delta County, Colorado, serving over 55% of the County's rural population. The District is comprised of 2 primary communities approximately 25 miles apart, is experiencing moderate growth, & is increasingly popular with retirees.
The elevation ranges from 5,000 to 10,000 feet & includes mountains, canyons, rivers, & desert terrain. The county is home to an agricultural community with a large multitude of outdoor activities ranging from hunting, fishing, hiking, horseback riding, four-wheeling, to snowmobiling, cross-country skiing, & water craft sports. The District has 3 main highways. Highway 50 is a 4-lane highway between Montrose & Grand Junction that sees a lot of commuter, tourist & commercial traffic. Highway 65 climbs from Delta through Cedaredge to the top of the Grand Mesa. This scenic byway is a 2-lane road allowing locals & visitors access to the back country roads/trails offering off-road adventure. Highway 92 takes you to the North Fork. It is a winding, narrow, 2-lane road providing access to the small towns of Hotchkiss, Crawford, & Paonia. Off of these highways there are many intertwining county roads. Some of the roads are paved, but most are not. These county roads take you to various residential areas, ranchettes, small businesses, ranches, farms, orchards, & through national forests & BLM areas.
The District has 1 hospital (DCMH) , 2 skilled nursing facilities, & 4 assisted living communities. The nearest major hospital (St Mary's, level 2 trauma center) is in Mesa County approximately 50 miles away. Mesa County is also the location of the nearest Veterans Hospital. The District provides advanced life support (ALS) intercepts to neighboring basic life support (BLS) ambulance services (North Fork Ambulance Association, Olathe Fire Protection District, West Elk Mine, & Lands End Fire Protection), as well as inter-facility Critical Care transfers between all local hospitals & facilities located in Delta, Montrose & Mesa counties. The district also utilizes the service of the local air ambulance out of St Mary's Hospital Careflight in Mesa County, as well as Tri-State Careflight out of Montrose County which is activated 10 to15 times a year by Delta County Ambulance District personnel.