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Additional funding is needed to support a 3-person paramedic engine company at Station 53 in the town of #Baker. #Local935 supports this industry standard staffing model. Increasing the staffing from two to three firefighters with advanced life support capability is a vital step for the one engine company that serves a 4000 square mile area which includes the town of Baker. We recognize that even with this additional position, the northern region of our county will have extended response times beyond the NFPA recommendation which is ten minutes. Having a single engine company covering such a large area still means responses of greater than one hour to the furthest boundaries of their “first in” district. Local 935 is taking a stance that is in line with the rest of County Fire's staffing plan. #Paramedics on fire engines will save lives, and unfortunately the Interstate 15 and 40 corridors are home to some of most horrific traffic collisions in our county. We are asking the San Bernardino County Board of Supervisors to increase our funding in this area so that we may give the public a more efficient service by augmenting the present staffing to include paramedics on these incidents.