Emergency Medical Services

We Are Ready
Whether you are enjoying the world-famous hot springs or climbing the vertical ice in the Ouray ice park, Ouray County Emergency Medical Services (OCEMS) is ready to assist in an emergency.

Thanks for visiting our site. We hope you never need us, but if you do, rest assured that you are receiving the very best EMS care that Colorado has to offer.

Services & Location


OCEMS is an advanced life support emergency medical service (EMS) system, consisting of paid staff and dedicated volunteers. We cover the Ouray County area with two stations: Ouray and Ridgway.

Our district covers unique terrain including populated communities, unincorporated areas, state parks, national forests, and miles of back country roads and trails. In addition to EMS, we also provide vehicle extrication and hazardous materials medical response. We assist the Ouray Mountain Rescue team with technical, high-angle, and swiftwater rescue operations as well.

EMS Scholarship Application

- Due April 17, 2017

CPR Services and Training
- please contact (970) 325-7275

OCEMS is always accepting new volunteers for ambulance divers and Colorado certified EMTs. If interested, please contact (970) 325-7275.