Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Tracy Fire Capt. Scott Arganbright applies the paramedic decal to Engine 94 as it officially became the city’s newest paramedic engine company operating out of Station 94 at Schulte and Hansen Roads. The county emergency medical services reviewed the engines equipment this morning and signed off the engine as a paramedic engine at 9:15 Friday morning. The engine can now provide advanced life support including administering intravenous drugs. The new paramedic engine company will cover the south west side of Tracy which includes the Redbridge subdivision, Kimball High, Santos Rranch, the Schulte Road Business Park and I-580 and I-205 to name some of the sports in the coverage zone. The engine is the 6th paramedic staffed unit in the city with the only station not having a paramedic being the Banta station. Tracy Fire currently has 24 paramedics on staff which are 17 paramedic/firefighters and 7 paramedic/drivers.
Tracy Fire’s firefighter/paramedic Andrew Sansaver checks the paramedic gear on the new paramedic engine company operating out of Station 94 at Schulte and Hansen Roads.