Stop Fire Service Brownouts in Fremont, CA
The City of Fremont will begin rotating the closure of one fire station every weekend. This will severely impact public safety due to decreased response time to medical and fire emergencies.
- The fire department is the first to arrive for medical emergencies. Ambulances can take up to 10 minutes to arrive. For a person suffering from a heart attack, increased response time can mean the difference between life and death. With a heart attack happening once every 20 seconds in the US, the 'brownouts' can have a life-changing impact on you or your neighbor.
- Fremont FD already has one of the lowest figherfighter to resident ratios in the Bay Area. With the 'brownouts', only 35 firefighters will be available to 220,000 taxpaying residents.
Emergencies don't wait for the Fire Station to reopen. We, the undersigned, urge the City to immediately stop the rotating closures and find alternative budgetary approaches to meet the fiscal gap. Our public safety is too valuable.