Wildomar officials excited about new paramedic squad, vehicle

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Members of Wildomar Fire Station 61’s new medic squad pose for a photo outside the station. The new squad, the city said, will decrease response times on medical service calls and the squad’s new truck is expected to arrive in the spring. Courtesy photo/City of Wildomar
Jeff Pack Staff Writer Using funds generated by Measure AA, the city of Wildomar unveiled a new paramedic squad that began responding to calls on Jan. 6.  The city estimated that the paramedic squad will cost a little more than $1 million per year. “It is one of the visible pieces to the public from what Measure AA, which was passed in 2018, is contributing the city,” Mayor Dustin Nigg said in a phone interview. “I would say 80% of the calls that Cal Fire receives in the city are medical calls. By purchasing the medic truck and the squad to go with it, it goes a long way to decrease the response times for our residents.” According to a press release issued by the city, the addition of the truck and unit will cut down on costs, “since the smaller squad vehicle can be
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