Meet Alisha Rosa, Deputy Sheriff (Yucaipa Police)

Meet Deputy Sheriff Alisha Rosa, named “2019 Deputy of the Year for Yucaipa” by the City of Yucaipa Chamber of Commerce. And, it’s easy to understand why. Deputy Rosa is tasked with the City’s homeless outreach projects, wherein she interfaces with those who are homeless and connects them with resources that are available to them…

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Caleb Pohren - Firefighter/Paramedic

Caleb Pohren – Firefighter/Paramedic

Meet Caleb Pohren, named “2019 Firefighter of the Year for Yucaipa” by CalFire. He is a firefighter and paramedic for the Yucaipa Fire Department, which provides fire protection and paramedic services for the City of Yucaipa through a contract between the City and Cal-Fire. Caleb says working as a fireman/paramedic in Yucaipa is his DREAM…

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What is Measure E?

Measure E will appear on the March 3rd ballot. The specific ballot language that Yucaipa voters are being asked to vote on is: To avoid cutbacks in Yucaipa’s existing paramedic program and increased response times on emergency 911 calls; generate funds from Yucaipa visitors to benefit local residents; enhance police and fire protection; increase local…

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Who Responds to 911 Calls, and… How is this Billed?

The Yucaipa Fire Department Paramedics respond to all medical aid calls and functions as the primary paramedic provider. These services are funded through the direct special assessment, which is presently being paid by Yucaipa property owners. There is no additional “billing” to the Yucaipa citizens. AMR, which is an ambulance service in the private sector,…

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For more information about Measure E

City officials believe it is important to inform Yucaipa residents of the complete picture of the challenges presently facing the City, especially with respect to maintaining City’s existing Paramedic Emergency Services Program and level of service. This is important in order to ensure that local voters are positioned to make an “informed decision” when voting…

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Current Response Time for 911 Emergency Calls

The Yucaipa Fire Department currently has 3 paramedic engines staffed 24/7/365 and has an average response time of slightly over 6 minutes (6 min, 10 seconds). AMR typically has 1 or 0 ambulances on standby in the City and has an average response time of 10+ minutes; at times up to 25-30+ minutes, based upon…

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How is the City’s Paramedic Program Funded?

At the present time, local property owners are paying an annual “Special Assessment” of $52, per parcel of property owned, which amounts to $4.33 per month. In 1999, the City of Yucaipa took over fire protection and emergency services from a Special District that was authorized by voters in the then unincorporated sections of Yucaipa,…

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How is City Reaching Out RE: Measure E?

City officials believe that local residents should be fully informed regarding the level of services being provided by or through the City, including (but not limited to) fire protection, services to local youth and seniors, and ALL programs/services that are intended to maximize the quality of life one experiences as a resident of Yucaipa. Toward…

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Can I Talk Directly To City Officials?

ABSOLUTELY! This can be done by calling City Hall at: (909) 797-2489 AND/OR through a FEEDBACK link that is included on the City’s website at https://www.yucaipa.org/; and on each of the social media platforms that are being used to provide information regarding Measure E to the community. The City will also be setting up ‘live’…

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When Seconds Count, Help Is On Its Way

In an emergency, minutes can be the difference between life and death. No one understands this more than Yucaipa Battalion Chief, Grant Malinowski, who heads the City’s Paramedic Program. According to recent studies published in the Journal of American Heart Association a one-minute delay in care for critical calls leads to a 10% decrease in…

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