Council votes on dispatch contract

Littleton Dispatch

The Littleton City Council voted on June 27, not to pursue a contract with South Metro Fire Rescue (SMFR) for 911 dispatch services following a public hearing.

Littleton Fire Rescue provides fire and emergency medical dispatch services to more than 220,000 residents and businesses in Littleton, Highlands Ranch, the Littleton Fire Protection District (parts of Centennial and unincorporated Jefferson County), and the Cunningham Fire Protection District. With a $1.6 million annual budget and 13.5 full-time dispatch employees, the city council considered contracting with SMFR due to a number of factors.

The Littleton City Council will continue to consider options for efficiency in the delivery of EMS and fire response.