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By Steve Abbott
North County Fire Protection District 

Fire Chief's Report – Hospital closure has had major impact on fire


Last updated 10/29/2018 at 7:09pm

North County Fire Protection District

As we are approaching the four-year mark since the closure of Fallbrook Hospital, we would like to share with our community the impact that closure has had upon our fire department.

As many of you may know, North County Fire is your provider of fire and emergency medical services and has operated a paramedic program since 1990. This was a huge step for our department in that it increased its workforce and budget by 25 percent. With the closure of the hospital in December 2014, we have seen the number of emergency calls dramatically increase.

As seen in the table below, we have seen a 29 p...

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