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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.”

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