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Hemet Fire Department adds additional paramedic unit


Last updated 10/5/2018 at 1:27am


The Hemet Fire Departments puts Medic 1, as firefighter-paramedic unit, in the field as of Oct. 1.

HEMET – The Hemet Fire Department has increased its Emergency Fire and EMS response services, as of Oct. 1, "Medic 1" was placed into service.

Medic 1, staffed with firefighter-paramedics, will provide for additional emergency response capacity in Hemet. The unit is a smaller squad vehicle type, staffed with two qualified firefighters trained in basic and advanced life support. A total of six firefighter-paramedic positions were recently approved by the city council as part of the 2018-2019 budget.

"The city council has strived to ensure that public safety is a priority," Mayor Michael...

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