Rural/Metro’s West Zone Taking Care Of People

Rural/Metro’s West Zone operations currently provide private 911-emergency and interfacility ambulance transportation and private fire protection services in sixstates, including California, Colorado, Nebraska, Oregon, South Dakota, and Washington. The Company’s West Zone also includes the states of Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, North Dakota, Utah and Wyoming where future expansion is planned.

1,800 West Zone employees provide ambulance transportation and fire protection services 24 hours a day to our growing base of customers throughout region, providing more than 300,000 ambulance transports annually.

911 Emergency Ambulance Services:

Rural/Metro are the exclusive provider of 911 emergency ambulance services in major cities and counties through the West, including San Diego and Santa Clara County, California; Arvada, Aurora, Edgewater, Fairmount, Wheat Ridge, Littleton and Highlands Ranch, Colorado; Salem, Oregon; and Pierce County, Washington – just to name a few. Many of our operations are also nationally accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation of Ambulance Services.

Interfacility Ambulance Services:

large hospital networks and healthcare systems to skilled nursing facilities dotted throughout our service areas, we are the trusted ambulance provider that healthcare professionals turn to for their patient transportation needs. With more than half of our patients requiring interfacility transportation on a non-emergency basis, we are experts at ensuring our customers’ needs are met.

Community & Industrial Fire Protection Services: A Tradition of Private Fire Protection

The national leader in private fire protection services to dozens of unincorporated communities around the nation. In the West, we serve Josephine County, Oregon. We are also the recognized expert in on-site industrial fire protection services, including airports, manufacturing plants and oil refineries. We are proud to include Bismark, ND Municipal Airport and Grant County Airport in Washington among our customers.

In the West Zone, Rural/Metro provides fire protection services under a subscription-based model to individual homeowners and commercial property owners in Josephine County, Oregon. This area is not included within municipal fire department boundaries, and Rural/Metro fills that niche. In fact, it is the business model that our company was founded upon.

As the nation’s leading private-sector fire protection provider, Rural/Metro tailors our services to fit our customer’s needs, including:

Fire Prevention
Fire Suppression
Emergency Medical Services
Fire Inspection Services
Community Health & Safety Programs
In partnership with community leaders and property owners, we develop resourceful community fire protection solutions that deliver quality, efficiency, service, safety and value.


Rural/Metro West Zone’s paramedics, emergency medical technicians, firefighters, dispatchers and other skilled emergency service professionals represent a highly dedicated and respected work force throughout the United States. We operate in variety of EMS settings, from fast-paced, high-performance urban environments to suburban and rural communities.

Rural/Metro are seeking high-performing EMS professionals to support the communities we serve. If you are looking for a career with an industry leading, national provider of ambulance and private fire protection services, you’ve come to the right place!