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By Joe Naiman
Village News Correspondent 

NCFPD maintained ambulance service during Lilac Fire


Last updated 1/4/2018 at 8:29pm

Approximately 80 percent of North County Fire Protection District response calls are for emergency medical service rather than for fire suppression or smoke investigation. The quantity of calls to serve medical needs increased during the Lilac Fire due to the air quality, but NCFPD was able to maintain its ambulance and other paramedic service while most NCFPD personnel were fighting the fire.

“During the fire, we had three ambulances which are normally staffed during the day up and operational for the whole time,” NCFPD Deputy Fire Chief Steve Marovich said.

The fire district has ambul...

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