Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Economy Forces Sac Metro Fire Board To Close Three Fire Engines

On May 28th the Sacramento Metropolitan Fire Districts Board of directors voted to close three fire engines in order to maintain a structural balanced budget. Sac Metro is facing an eleven million dollar shortfall from the current economic conditions due to declining property tax revenue. The three Engines that are closing are station 64 serving the Rosemont and Sacramento community, Station 102 serving the Arcade and Carmichael community and Station 33 serving the communities of Fair Oaks and Orangevale.

Over seventy percent of Sac Metro’s responses are medical emergencies. In order to continue the best possible service under these current conditions advanced life support fire/medics and an ambulance will be re-located to station 64 and 102. Station 33 will be staffed with Fire fighters and apparatus during high fire danger conditions known as red flag warning. These decisions are temporary we plan on returning to business as usual when our economy turns around.

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