Union Tribune: UC area getting new fast response squad


From Union Tribune Rapid Response TeamAs announced by SDFD Battalion Chief Tricia Pollett at the July UCCA meeting, San Diego Fire Department is assigning a fast response squad to south University City.

From the Union Tribune: South UC will get San Diego’s second “fast response squad,” an experimental effort to quicken emergency responses in poorly served areas, Fire Chief Javier Mainar said. The two-man unit will start operating in late September or October when the city is scheduled to receive a specially designed vehicle, which is essentially a reconfigured pickup truck that city officials call a “mini fire engine.”

Photo caption: San Diego firefighters have begun using smaller emergency vehicles to shrink response times in under served areas. Capt. Jason Hewitt and Joshua Miramontez are part of the city’s fast-response squad pilot program. Photo by Christian Rodas, Union Tribune

Read the entire Union Tribune article at http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/news/2015/jul/08/fast-response-squad-university-city-encanto/

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