A stretcher stands by as firefighters and paramedics work during a training scenario involving extraction from a vehicle in Sterling on Wednesday, July 17, 2019. After a private ambulance company shut down, the Sterling Fire Department began providing emergency medical services to a 2,000-square-mile area of northeast Colorado (Austin Humphreys, Special to The Colorado Sun)

In rural Colorado, emergency medical services struggle to keep money-losing ambulances rolling

High costs, low rates and scarce job applicants are forcing ambulance services to consolidate, take on new tasks and outsource

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