Medic Engine 21 was officially unveiled on March 14, 2016 at a ceremony attended by “Fire Chief Mark Lorenzen, local dignitaries, and representatives from Lifeline Medical Transport and the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency.”
Ojai Has New Paramedic-Firefighter Engine
Prior to the addition of Medic Engine 21, the Ojai station was staffed only with an emergency medical technician. Now, VCFD paramedic-firefighters within the Ojai city limits, as well as in Oak View.
Chief Mark Lorenzen observed:
We’re not satisfied with the status quo. We’re looking for ways we can increase our level of service to the public, and one of the ways we can do that is to provide engine-based medics in east Ojai. We have partnered with Lifeline Medical Transport and the Ventura County Emergency Medical Services Agency to make this a reality.
Division Chief Norm Plott reaffirmed the county’s commitment:
This is all about providing excellent customer service to the citizens of the Ojai Valley.