With the overwhelming share of his agency’s 911 calls now requesting emergency medical care, LAFD Chief Brian Cummings is moving forward with a controversial plan to shift more firefighters from engines to ambulances.
Cummings, who has been under pressure to improve response times, said the department must reconfigure its deployment practices to handle current workload demands. But the city firefighter union and the association representing chief officers oppose the change, saying it will put firefighters at risk.
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