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S.F. FD to request $10M for medics, ambulances

An ambulance and medic shortage has caused the department to fall short of of a state-mandated response goal

The San Francisco Examiner

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — In order to bring a paramedic to all of its 911 calls, the Fire Department plans to ask Mayor Ed Lee for an extra $10 million during budget season this year despite a citywide directive to departments to cut spending amid an anticipated $100 million-plus deficit.

Supervisor London Breed, a former Fire Commission member, said she will ask Lee during today’s board meeting if he will allow the extra funding.

“We need more ambulances and we need more staff,” Breed said. “This should have happened already.”

Read full storySF Fire Department seeking more money for paramedics 

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Bruce Wayne Washburn Bruce Wayne Washburn Tuesday, March 11, 2014 8:44:34 PM EMS should be run by private provides or Hospitals not the FD.
Lori Jean Lynk Lori Jean Lynk Wednesday, March 12, 2014 1:12:57 PM If the Fire Department had EMT's and the Private Ambulance Service had Paramedics, the fire department wouldn't be asking for more money, again, to pay for the Paramedics. The Fire Departments need to go back to fire fighting and vehicle extrication. And for the cranky people who get nasty protecting their fire fighters, I have been in the EMS field since 1980. I have been through both sides of the looking glass

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