ADELANTO, Calif. (VVNG.com) — Just prior to the start of Fiscal Year 2013-14 on July 1, 2013, the City of Adelanto shuttered Fire Station 321—and three Fire Fighters in the process—due to fiscal constraints, leaving a void in fire protection for the city.
That was then, this is now—as of July 1, 2017, an additional Captain, Engineer and Fire Fighter Paramedic will augment existing staff and operate out of Station 322 on Rancho Road.
“Our Council told the residents that public safety is a top priority and since our fiscal status has improved, this action shows us living up to this priority,” said Mayor Richard Kerr.
After four years of non-use, the engine that was previously assigned to Station 321 required updating of its fire and medical equipment at a cost of approximately $30,000. “But that figure pales in comparison when you consider the cost of a new Type 1 engine is about $720,000,” Kerr added.
“There are 6,000 calls for service annually in Adelanto, by increasing the staff 100% and adding an additional engine will reduce response times and residents won’t have to wait for help to arrive from a neighboring city if assistance was needed,” said Dan Mejia, San Bernardino County Fire Assistant Chief.
For more information contact Chief Dan Mejia at (909) 633-3287 or by email at: firstname.lastname@example.org