West Covina FD Leaders Consider Cuts


On May 18, 2010 the West Covina City Management is proposing a cut in Fire Department Response Apparatus. They wish to eliminate 1 of 5 Paramedic Engine Companies from service. This reduction will eliminate 6 positions and extend response times. The 4 remaining engine companies will remain at their current staffing levels of 3 personnel assigned daily with a total reduction of daily Fire/EMS personnel. Currently, there are 25 per day which would reduce to 23 per day with these proposed cuts. There are numerous other response details that will be affected with this reduction.

This proposed Service Reduction will be presented at the May 18, 2010 West Covina City Council Meeting. Show up and support the WCFD Firefighters

Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
Location:City Of West Covina Council Chambers
Street: 1444 West Garvey Avenue
City/Town: West Covina, CA

For Further details contact Cory Cisneros c.cisneros@wcfa3228.org

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  1. Thank You Westcoast911 for posting this information.
    Few details need correction from the original post-

    On May 18, 2010 the West Covina City Management is proposing a cut in Fire Department Response Apparatus. They wish to eliminate 1 of 5 Paramedic Engine Companies from service. This reduction will eliminate 6 positions and extend response times. The 4 remaining engine companies will remain at their current staffing levels of 3 personnel assigned daily with a total reduction of daily Fire/EMS personnel. Currently, there are 25 per day which would reduce to 22 per day with these proposed cuts. There are numerous other response details that will be affected with this reduction.

    This proposed Service Reduction will be presented at the May 18, 2010 West Covina City Council Meeting. Show up and support the WCFD Firefighters

    Date: Tuesday, May 18, 2010
    Time: 7:00pm – 10:00pm
    Location:City Of West Covina Council Chambers
    Street: 1444 West Garvey Avenue
    City/Town: West Covina, CA

    For Further details contact Cory Cisneros c.cisneros@wcfa3226.org

    Update-

    West Covina proposes a total 23% reduction in Fire/Paramedic service at the May 18, 2010 city council meeting. This reduction will result in eliminating 15 positions and decreasing daily staffing by 5 response personnel(1 Paramedic Engine/1 Paramedic Ambulance).Since Fiscal Years 2007-2008 WCFD has reduced its overall personnel from 85(80 response personnel). With the current proposal, this reduction will deplete the WCFD to a total of 66 (62 response personnel) overall employees (response/support).Resulting in increased/delayed response times thus significant fire loss/life safety potential, revised response agreements decreasing reciprocated responses from mutual aid agencies.

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