Until recently ambulance transport had been done by American Medical Response (AMR). One issue that we have had in the past is the response time for an AMR ambulance to arrive in the CCMD area. The average response time for AMR has been 18 minutes. As your fire department we have been working hard to improve this. As of this month we now have an agreement with Security Fire Department (SFD) to have one of their ambulances respond into our district when they are closer to our area. SFD and AMR have agreed to make sure that they send the closest ambulance to decrease response time for CCMD. This should cut the ambulance arrival time in half. With this agreement you now have your CCFD Fire Engine able to arrive at you address within minutes. At the same time you have an appropriate compliment of CSFD resources in-route from the City and the closet SFD or AMR ambulance with transport capabilities which will arrive much quicker. As your Fire Department we are proud to serve you and be a part of your community. I encourage you to stop by the Fire Station and meet the on-duty crew. This is your Fire Department and you should be proud of it as well.