■ Hemet Fire Department / Contributed The City of Hemet Fire Department continues to make significant strides in improving its Emergency Fire and EMS response services. On Oct 1, “Medic 1” was placed into service. Medic 1, staffed with firefighter-paramedics will provide for additional emergency response capacity in the City of Hemet. The unit is a smaller squad vehicle type, staffed with two highly qualified firefighters trained in Basic and Advanced Life Support. A total of six firefighter/paramedic positions were recently approved by the City Council as part of the Fiscal Year 2018/2019 budget. According to Fire Chief Scott Brown, “Our operational focus has continued to place emphasis on evolving the
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