In an emergency, every minute counts.
When a fire ignites, it doubles in size every minute that passes. For a heart attack victim, survival depends on a rapid response within 6 minutes.
The demand for emergency services in our city has risen, with calls increasing on average 4-5% every year.
In North Long Beach, our Rescue 12 responds to nearly 3,000 emergency calls per year. Instead of adding more help to keep up with the demand, our city has cut 77 firefighter positions since 2004.
Right now, Rescue 12, based at Fire Station 12 in North Long Beach is in danger of being cut due to the elimination of the Fire Department's Rapid Medic Deployment pilot program by the County of Los Angeles.
Despite the new "First Responder Fee" that helps support our emergency response, services are still in jeopardy, and, once services are cut, they are harder to restore.
In North Long Beach, we are making progress on our "Roadmap to the Renaissance," but a key component of our future success is maintaining the public safety services we have.
The time is now to join together and fight to save these vital, lifesaving services. Sign up below to help support emergency services in North Long Beach.
Our community deserves to have rapid response times to emergencies, with trained professionals answering the call. We need to continue to fight for access to quality emergency services.
Please join us and sign up below!
For more information, visit www.protectlongbeach.org.