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Merced Fire Department welcomes 26 new graduates

Following a long series of applications, vetting, training, and hard work, 26 new firefighters were welcomed into Merced Fire Department on May 20 during a ceremony inside the Merced Theatre in downtown Merced. Notably, all 26 of the graduates will be stationed here in Merced, bringing up the average crew of each engine from 4 to…

Fire torches former Travis Credit Union site in Merced

Local firefighters from numerous departments converged on a structure fire near the corner of Collins Drive and M Street in Merced last Sunday afternoon, Nov. 29. The fire started inside a vacant two-story building that previously housed a Travis Credit Union branch located at 3180 M Street. The fire began before 1 p.m., with large…

Paramedic program approved for firefighters

Merced leaders have paved the way for the city’s fire crews to provide “Advanced Life Support (ALS) interventions for patients during emergencies. Private ALS units are often called to a scene to provide additional, life-saving care after first responders arrive, but sometimes the wait delays transport to the hospital. Scenarios include…