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Request an Ambulance/EMS Standby

Please fill out an ambulance standby request for your event. 

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Mail/Drop-off: 400 E. Mountain View Ellensburg Wa 98926 Attn: Deputy Chief Elliott

Fax: 509-933-7245


Please contact Deputy Chief Elliott 509-933-7233 or

Event EMS Standby Fees

KVFR provides the EMS mission to our community through the use of user fees. Property tax is utilized for fire suppression, fire prevention, and hazardous materials response. The EMS enterprise is supported through no taxes.  Many other communities have an EMS Levy that assists in the funding of the EMS mission. Our Community has never had an EMS Levy. 

Different organizations hold events during which they either are required to or prefer to have emergency medical staff on-site during the event. KVFR has fulfilled such requests on movie sets and at sporting events such as football games, rodeos, triathlons, and roller derbies.

Fees are charged depending on the personnel and apparatus requested. A minimum of one hour is charged. Additional hours are charged with the time calculated to the next highest 15-minute increment.

Every effort is made to fulfill BLS requests with non-career staff, but when those resources are not available, the district must cover the cost of having to send career staff members to the event by charging the hourly cost of salaries and benefits for the entire increment of time the career staff is paid for.

The cost of standby services at Central Washington University (CWU) football games is included in the fire protection contract in place with CWU. However, other events at CWU, which require EMS standby services, may be charged for after review by KVFR staff and the Board of Fire Commissioners.

Fees for special community events where a large percentage of those gathered are citizens of the District are usually and customarily waived at the discretion of the Board of Fire Commissioners. High school sporting events and the Kittitas County Fair are examples of events held by not-for-profit organizations where there are large gatherings of the community. The district feels it is prudent to have emergency response personnel present in the interest of community safety.

EMS Standby


*Loaded Rate refers to the hourly cost of salaries and benefits for each of the personnel present for the entire time they are on the clock to fulfill the event request.  State Chiefs Rate refers to the cost of the apparatus.

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Contact Information

Business Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-4:30pm

Administrative Office & Mailing Address: 400 E. Mountain View Ave, Ellensburg WA 98926

Phone: 509.933.7231

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