Firefighter Paramedic Guidelines for Pine Mountain Released

(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.

Report to Board of Supv – Feb 17, 2009 regarding paramedic service to Pine Mountain Club (PDF)


This is part of the February 20, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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