Costa Mesa Firefighters Endorse Genis, Humphrey, &amp; Stephens for Costa Mesa City Council
The Costa Mesa Firefighters Association (CMFA) is proud to announce their support of Sandy Genis, Jay Humphrey, and John Stephens in their bids for election to the Costa Mesa City Council on November 8, 2016.
Our population continues to rise, creating more traffic and more density, which increases the demands on our already taxed emergency responders. It is critical for our elected officials to make public safety and our Fire Department a top priority. We believe that the candidates who will work to rebuild our depleted department and lead Costa Mesa in the right direction are Sandy Genis, Jay Humphrey, and John Stephens.
Here are the facts:
• Since 2009, the Costa Mesa Fire Department has experienced a 42% increase in calls for service.
• During that same time period, there has been a 25% reduction in staffing.
• 2½ years ago, $1.6 million was spent on ambulances that have yet to be utilized to transport patients.
“Since 2009, our emergency calls for service have increased 42% and our staffing has decreased 25%; yet Costa Mesa Firefighters continue to provide the community with the highest level of service even under the toughest of circumstances,” said CMFA President Rob Gagne. “Sandy, Jay, and John have all demonstrated that they genuinely understand the challenges that our Firefighters and Paramedics face on a daily basis and will help ensure that the residents of Costa Mesa receive the levels of service that they deserve.”
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Welcome to the Costa Mesa Firefighters Association Web Site. The Costa Mesa Firefighters Association represents the 78 full-time professional firefighters who protect the residents and visitors of our city (including 13 vacancies of 2 captains, 3 engineers and 8 firefighters). Our members operate the City’s six fire stations and responded to 12,955 incidents in 2015. These incidents require Costa Mesa Firefighters to call on their training, knowledge, education, experience and expertise in fire fighting, emergency medical services, hazardous materials, and technical rescue skills.
Since 2009 our emergency call load has increased 30% and our staffing has decreased 25%. CMFA has been “out of contract” since July of 2014. Negotiations with the City are on-going.
The Costa Mesa Firefighters Association provides the community with the highest level of service, even under the toughest of circumstances. In addition to our primary function of the protection of life, property, and the environment we also serve the public in areas such as public education, fire prevention, and supporting local charities.
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