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Will Measure V Reduce Response Times?

Yes, funding from Measure V will be spent to increase available personnel and equipment in needed locations with the intent of increasing effectiveness and reducing response times. Measure V will provide for:

  • Replacement fire engines and emergency response equipment to make them more functional, safe and reliable
  • Additional fire stations and/or additional engines and firefighters at existing stations to provide for more rapid and reliable mutual aid coverage
  • Matching funds for available grants for increased staffing, fire and emergency preparedness and response to allow fire personnel to more quickly and effectively control evolving incidents
  • Funding for planning and grant match funds for implementing fire safety and wildfire reduction activities such as fire fuel breaks, evacuation and safe area planning, developing alternate evacuation routes, etc.