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.