Mayor Carter Announces Medic Asset Additions to the East Side

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
January 22, 2018
Contact:  Liz Xiong
liz.xiong@ci.stpaul.mn.us
651-357-8448

MAYOR CARTER ANNOUNCES MEDIC ASSET ADDITIONS TO THE EAST SIDE

Mayor Carter Announces Approval of a Saint Paul Fire Redeployment Plan to Better Serve Residents Across the City

SAINT PAUL - Today, Mayor Carter announced his approval of a redeployment plan unanimously presented to the Mayor’s Office by the Fire Administration, International Association of Firefighters (I.A.F.F.) Local 3939 and I.A.F.F. Local 21 of the Saint Paul Fire Department. The plan was developed by a joint labor and management working group in response to a TriData study presented to the City in July 2017 which presented a series of recommendations to the City.

The redeployment plan will allow Saint Paul fire and medic companies to better respond to their immediate service areas and reduce response times. It provides a medic asset in every fire station, increasing the total from 13 to 15, including two super medic resources on the East Side.

"I appreciate the thoughtful approach that the Saint Paul Fire Department, Local 21 and Local 3939 have engaged in with the development of this plan,” said Mayor Carter. “I’m confident that this plan will help meet our residents’ needs, both on the East Side and throughout all of Saint Paul.”

This plan meets the immediate needs of our residents in the City of Saint Paul,” said Interim Fire Chief Inks.I am pleased that Mayor Carter has supported our recommendation and I look forward to working with him as we plan for the future of the Saint Paul Fire Department.”

With Mayor Carter’s approval of the redeployment plan, Saint Paul Fire will now proceed to implement with movement of personnel, equipment, and tracking systems.

Statement from Local 3939 President Stacy Hohertz in support of the plan:

Local 3939 fully supports the new deployment plan proposed for the Saint Paul Fire Department and look forward to implementing this change to provide better fire and EMS coverage for the City of Saint Paul.

Statement from St. Paul Firefighters Local 21 in support of the plan:

“The consensus of this [Labor & Management] Committee is to increase EMS assets in the City of Saint Paul.  Without adding [financial] resources or personnel, this plan accomplishes that goal.”

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