(BAKERSFIELD—February 18, 2009)—The Kern County Department of Emergency Medical Services presented to the board of supervisors a long-awaited document on Tuesday, Feb. 17. Director Ross Elliott provided the detailed plan for implementation of the first firefighter-paramedic program in Kern County. You can download the report about the plan for Station #58 in Pine Mountain, in its entirety, by clicking the link below. The program is expected to begin March 1, 2009. There was a 75.3% "yes" vote by Pine Mountain voters to tax themselves $70 per year to finance the program. Residents said they hope it will provide a higher level of rapid first responder assistance while waiting for an ambuance to arrive for transport to hospital care.
This is part of the February 13, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.
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