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Long Beach council wants info on paramedic changes
Long Beach Press-Telegram

Three Long Beach council members are formally asking for information on how City Hall and the Fire Department will cope with a county agency’s demand to cancel a program in which the city sought to save funds by replacing some highly trained paramedics with emergency medical technicians.

Councilmen Al Austin, Daryl Supernaw and Roberto Uranga are requesting a City Manager Patrick West, Fire Chief Michael DuRee and city financial staffers report on how the Los Angeles County Emergency Services Agency’s decision to end support for the program will affect emergency services and the city’s budget.