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Victorville to expand fire station service

Victorville will increase staffing at one of its fire stations with revenue from Measure P, a one-cent sales tax approved by city voters in 2020.

Station 315, at 12820 Eucalyptus St., will go from a two-person paramedic squad to a three-person medic engine that can respond to fire and medical calls, according to a city statement released Wednesday.

The upgrade, scheduled to start July 23, will fill in a coverage gap in the southwest part of the High Desert city.

“We’re excited to able to fulfill our promise to expand fire services in Victorville,” said Mayor Debra Jones in the statement. “With the help of Measure P, we are investing in services to increase safety and the quality of life for our community.”

Measure P revenue was used to open Station 315. It was also used to hire 11 police personnel, five code enforcement officers and upgrade several city parks and other facilities, according to the statement.

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