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San Joaquin County officials say paramedic dispute not endangering lives

Dr. Richard Buys, Medical Director for San Joaquin County’s Emergency Medical Services, denied at a Thursday morning news conference that taking advanced life support abilities from Stockton firefighters was putting residents at risk.

“Much has been made of the perception, promulgated by the city and Stockton fire that the citizens served in the past by Stockton fire as ALS providers are no longer as safe in a medical emergency,” Buys read from a prepared statement.