A proposed fire service change

Lodi City Councilman Bob Johnson has suggested the city look into a two-man firefighter/paramedic team that will be deployed during peak hours to make medical calls throughout the city.

The idea to do so comes from a similar plan in Stockton, and would take some of the wear and tear off of the department’s fire apparatus, which are used now to make all calls.

Two men in an SUV or truck fully equipped with all the necessary life-saving gear could be a cheaper way to provide the service, Johnson suggested.

City Manager Rad Bartlam said he’s been talking to Fire Chief Larry Rooney and the idea might be a fit.

So, question to the public – is this a good idea?


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