Emergency Medical Dispatch in Hemet is on the horizon

Photo courtesy of the City of HemetFire Chief Scott Brown. ■ By Melissa Diaz Hernandez / Editor The much needed Emergency Medical Dispatch (EMD) training was approved by the Hemet City Council at its last meeting on April 24. EMD is the next phase and “single most important step the Hemet Fire Department (HFD) has made,” said Hemet’s Fire Chief Scott Brown. “Other fire departments that have implemented EMD have seen a 25-40 percent reduction in [HFD] call volume.” The staff report states that the training is being funded through the general fund, but that is not accurate says Brown. Training is being funded by the fines generated by the late

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