An ambulance is just a phone call away. But in rural parts of Colorado there’s a delicate juggling act happening before a paramedic ever gets behind the wheel. Several local governments across the state are struggling financially to keep emergency medical services on the road.
The high cost of ambulance service in Greeley has city officials looking at options for providing its own service, but that could end up costing Weld County taxpayers. KUNC’s Erin O’Toole talks with Jeff Nuttall, publisher of the Northern Colorado Business Report, about some of those options.