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Palo Alto to bolster emergency medical services

Original post made on Jul 23, 2014

With demand for emergency medical services on the rise, the Palo Alto Fire Department is preparing to add a fourth ambulance to its fleet and rebrand itself to reflect its changing role.

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Posted by Wondering?
a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood
on Jul 23, 2014 at 5:41 pm

> When the department asked a broad group of external stakeholders

Isn't everyone in the city a stakeholder--where public safety is concerned?


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Posted by Wayne
a resident of Ventura
on Jul 23, 2014 at 6:05 pm

Ah, but the chief has rightly seized upon what may be the most important aspect of the new focus: "rebranding" the department to reflect whatever he thinks he's doing. I can't wait to see what he comes up with, but I'm sure that 100% buzzword compatibility will be achieved.


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Posted by Deep Throat
a resident of another community
on Jul 24, 2014 at 4:28 pm

Recently the Fire Department issued a Request for Proposal for an outside company to provide on-call ambulance service during predictable busy times of the day. The RFP did not mention that there was going to be a fourth paramedic van. What happened? Did noboby respond to the RFP and now the Fire Chief needs to say that we need a fourth full-time vehicle when the RFP said we needed additional service for peak times only?


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