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Sacramento can save money by contracting out ambulance service
Sacramento Bee

The Sacramento Bee’s editorial ( “City must get to bottom of Sacramento fire overtime costs,” Jan. 29) makes a great case for carefully reviewing the exorbitant overtime paid in the city of Sacramento for Fire Department staff, who primarily provide emergency medical services. However, the proposal to use non-public safety emergency medical technicians to reduce costs is only a small step toward resolving the city’s Fire Department funding problems.