Fire Department Recommended for $94,853 in County Grant Funding

The City recently received notification that its request for funding through Measure B for critical lifesaving equipment was recommended for approval. Final approval is anticipated by the County Board of Supervisors in early 2020. 

Measure B is a Los Angeles County ballot measure passed in 2002, which supports Countywide trauma centers and emergency medical services.  In 2019, a pool of funds was opened up to local agencies and South Pasadena applied for funding for cardiac monitors and ambulance cots.  The City currently has one cardiac monitor that is no longer functioning and ambulance cots over 10 years old and showing significant fatigue. These grant dollars will allow the City to provide a significantly higher standard of care.

This grant is part of a new Grants Management Plan adopted by City Council to prioritize the grant application process to maximize the amount of grant dollars received by the City.

Employees Support Breast Cancer Awareness and Research

October is breast cancer awareness month and you will see City employees sporting pink t-shirts in support.  The t-shirts, with a Fire Department logo, are available for purchase by the public for $15 in the Fire Department.  Please stop by and pick one up to show your support. 

The South Pasadena Firefighter and Police Officer Associations would also like to invite the community to the 1st Annual Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the City of Hope Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Foundation. Please join us on October 19 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Fire Station, 817 Mound Ave.  Tickets for the event $7 for Adults and $3 for Children (under 8 years old).

All proceeds from ticket sales and pink Breast Cancer Awareness T-shirts will be donated to the City of Hope Breast Cancer Research and Treatment Foundation.  We hope to see you and your families at the event!

South Pasadena City employees are proud to support breast cancer awareness month.

Four New Firefighter/Paramedics Join City Team

The Fire Department welcomed four new firefighter/paramedics to the team last week.  With these four hires, the department has filled all vacancies. 

From upper left, clockwise: Karol Markowski, Corey Mcclanahan,
Jonathan Nugent, Ryan Vrooman

Please join us in welcoming:

Karol Markowski: Karol has a bachelor’s degree in Social Ecology from the University of California, Irvine. He has previously worked as a Reserve Firefighter for the San Gabriel Fire Department and at AMR as a Paramedic.

Corey Mcclanahan: Corey has a Bachelor’s degree in Management from Brigham Young University. He has previously worked for San Bernardino County Fire Department as a Paramedic Ambulance Operator and for OCEMT as a skills instructor.

Jonathan Nugent: Jonathan has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science and Management from UC Davis. He has previously worked as a Firefighter Paramedic for the Gwinnett County Fire Department in the metro Atlanta area.

Ryan Vrooman: Ryan has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Biola University. He has worked with the Huntington Beach Fire Department as an Ambulance Operator and AMR Riverside as a Paramedic.