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Fire & Emergency Services

Lamar Fire & Emergency provides fire protection, emergency medical transport, rescue and hazardous materials response to the residents and visitors of Lamar, Colorado. Our ambulances serve the western two thirds of Prowers County for a response area of 1,240 square miles responding to approximately 1,000 medical calls and 150 fire calls annually. Staff consists of both career and volunteer firefighters as well as full and part-time emergency medical providers who are committed to providing highly competent and professional service to our community.

Are you interested in giving back to our community by participating as a part-time firefighter or emergency medical responder?  Training and equipment needed are provided to participate in our program.  Please contact us about employment or becoming a volunteer.


The mission of the Lamar Fire and Emergency Services is to minimize the loss of life and property resulting from fire, medical emergencies and other disasters, both natural and man-made.  We will accomplish our mission through prevention, emergency preparedness, education, suppression, emergency medical and trauma services and other related emergency and non-emergency activities.  We will actively participate in our community, serve as role models and strive to effectively and efficiently utilize all the resources at our command to provide a service deemed excellent by our citizens.


Effectively and efficiently serving the public, with respect and integrity, will always remain our highest priority. Through training, continued education, state of the art technology and partnerships with allied organizations, the Lamar Fire & Emergency Services will become a leader in the all-hazards approach to emergency services, prevention and preparedness in Lamar and the surrounding area. We will continue to recognize and value our personnel as dedicated professionals who continue to meet the changing needs of our community and the services we provide.  Our values and beliefs consist of the following areas:


  • To provide leadership by example
  • To exhibit pride in service
  • To be well trained
  • To be committed and ready to serve



  • To be honest and trustworthy
  • To keep the promises we make
  • To show respect to each other and those we serve



  • To remain steadfast and determined in our mission
  • To protect those we are sworn to serve
  • To make difficult decisions in the face of adversity



  • To be committed and motivated
  • To continuously pursue excellence
  • To be unwavering in our resolve to always do the right thing



  • To be kind and caring
  • To support each other and those we serve
  • To alleviate suffering whenever possible