To further strengthen public safety in the City of Menifee, a new medic squad will begin service at the Menifee Sun City Fire Station #7 on Monday, September 5. The medic squad will feature modern life-saving technologies and will be staffed daily by one company officer and a paramedic firefighter. The new medic squad will join the existing medical patrol unit and fire engine at the station.
With over 7,100 calls for service in 2021, Menifee Sun City Fire Station #7 remains the busiest fire station in the Riverside County Fire Department. The high call demand often results in units from the City’s other fire stations responding from farther distances resulting in extended response times. The addition of the new medic squad and fire crew will help reduce emergency response times and ensure better citywide coverage.
The cost of the $275K medic squad was fully funded by the Menifee Quality of Life Measure. Passed by Menifee voters in November 2016, the Quality of Life Measure (also known as Measure DD) approved a one-cent sales tax to provide local funding that cannot be taken by the State. The funding provided by the measure has allowed the City to maintain and enhance numerous city services including emergency preparedness, police and fire services, and road safety and traffic mitigation.