Maine city reconsiders fire department staffing

01/29/2013 | Portland Press Herald (Maine)

Officials in Portland, Maine, want an independent consultant to study fire department staffing patterns after data showed 75% of the 9-1-1 calls the department responded to in 2012 were for medical emergencies instead of fires. The trend is linked to better fire codes and prevention. In light of the data, Fire Chief Jerome LaMoria said the city should improve its EMS capabilities.

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