SOURCE: Rural/Metro Corporation

Rural/Metro Corporation

April 05, 2012 13:29 ET

Rural/Metro Expands in Colorado With Non-Emergency Ambulance Services in Colorado Springs, El Paso County and Pueblo County

SCOTTSDALE, AZ--(Marketwire - Apr 5, 2012) - Rural/Metro Corporation, a leading national provider of ambulance transportation and private fire protection services, recently expanded its growing base of Colorado operations with the addition of non-emergency ambulance services in Colorado Springs, El Paso County and Pueblo County.

"Our entrance into Colorado Springs, El Paso County and Pueblo County represents a logical extension of our growing operational base in nearby metro-Denver and our desire to further leverage the strength of our expertise and resources to provide superior patient care throughout the state," said Michael DiMino, President and Chief Executive Officer.

"Our team of ambulance professionals in Central Colorado is committed to providing the highest levels of patient care to our hospital and healthcare facility customers," said David Patterson, Division General Manager. "We are very excited to begin serving the community and look forward to continued expansion throughout Colorado."

Colorado Springs is the largest city in El Paso County and the second-largest city in the state, with a population of more than 400,000 citizens. El Paso County is the state's most populous county with more than a half million citizens.

Military installations, the defense industry, sports and tourism play major roles in the local economy. Colorado Springs is home to the U.S. Army's Fort Carson, as well as Peterson Air Force Base, Schriever Air Force Base and the U.S. Air Force Academy. Defense industry employers include Boeing, General Dynamics, Lockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman. Additionally, the community draws the nation's elite athletes with the United States Olympic Training Center and the United States Olympic Committee headquarters.

Pueblo County is adjacent to El Paso County to the south with a population of more than 105,000. Pueblo is the home to Colorado's largest single event, the Colorado State Fair, held annually in the late summer. The City of Pueblo was named among the Top 5 cities in the nation with the lowest cost of living by

About Rural/Metro

Rural/Metro Corporation provides emergency and non-emergency ambulance services and private fire protection services in 20 states and approximately 475 communities throughout the United States. In Colorado, the Company operates Rural/Metro Ambulance and Pridemark Paramedic Services, providing 911 and non-emergency interfacility ambulance services throughout central Colorado. Rural/Metro Ambulance is the exclusive 911 provider for the City of Aurora and provides 911 back-up service to the City of Littleton, Littleton Fire Protection District and Highlands Ranch through a partnership with Littleton Fire Rescue. Pridemark Paramedic Services is the exclusive 911 ambulance provider for the cities of Arvada, Edgewater, Fairmount and Wheat Ridge. In addition, the companies provide non-emergency ambulance services throughout these markets. For more information, visit the Company's web site at or

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