Huerfano County EMS proudly protects 10000 people living in an area of 1,592 square miles. We operate out of 1 station that protects a primarily rural area. Our department is a public department whose members are on a paid status.
Huerfano County EMS is an ALS ambulance service that proudly serves the citizens of Huerfano County in Southern Colorado. We are the primary transport and response agency in the county. We do have three volunteer fire departments within our county, two of them have EMS personal and one does transport from time to time. Huerfano County EMS also performs all rescue and extrication procedures within the county. We have two full crews on twenty-four hours a day seven days a week three-hundred-sixty-five days a year, with the ability to staff four ambulances if needed. We average two to three calls a day. We also offer mutual aid to all five surrounding counties. Huerfano County is a county operated service. We serve a primarly rural area with a population that ranges from 8,000 - 11,000 depending on the season. The county has several major highways which are I-25, Highway 160, Highway 69, and Highway 10. Walsenburg is our base city which houses the brunt of the population, we also have the La Veta, Cuchara, and Gardner areas. Huerfano County is located in south central Colorado east of the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, south of the Wet Mountains, north of the Spanish Peaks, and stretching eastward to the rim of the Arkansas River Valley. Just in case you had problems pronouncing Huerfano, it's pronounced (Where-Fah-No), which means Orphan in Spanish.