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Medic Ambulance to break ground on HQ project

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The Medic Ambulance Service building in Vallejo, Thursday. Medic Ambulance Service will construct a new building and double the size of its Vallejo headquarters. (Aaron Rosenblatt/Daily Republic)

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From page A10 | April 14, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Medic Ambulance needs to expand its headquarters, but didn’t want to move.

“We started in Vallejo,” Medic Ambulance President Rudy Manfredi said. “It’s always been good to me. The economy here needs a little kick in the pants. I didn’t feel like leaving Vallejo at this time.”

Fortunately, the company has room to expand at its 506 Couch St. location. It will add 8,600 square feet at a cost of about $3 million, doubling the size of the complex.

A groundbreaking is to take place from 10 a.m. to noon Tuesday.

Medic Ambulance provides emergency ambulance service in all parts of Solano County, with the exception of Vacaville. It established its headquarters on Couch Street in the early 1990s, when it served only a portion of the county.

Manfredi said the new building will mean more space for administration, dispatching and training offices. The expansion should be finished in four to six months, he said.

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Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling

Barry Eberling has been a reporter with the Daily Republic since 1987. He covers Solano County government, transportation, growth and the environment. He received his bachelors of art degree from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his masters degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley.
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  • Tax PayerApril 14, 2014 - 6:47 am

    Yep, all except Vacaville. This is due to the city council not having the residents best interest in mind to switch over to the private company versus paying fire fighters $115,000+, benefits+ PERS retirement each year. The cost is $2-3 million dollars that we residents pay each year due to the fire department not being to able to recoup the costs of their services. We kick the can down the road when we passed Measure M. Once that expires they will try to create another bond to kick down the road. Do the right thing for all residents in the city.

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  • The MisterApril 14, 2014 - 6:55 am

    So when they say that Vacaville has the Cadillac plan, that doesn't mean their Fire Fighters are driving Cadillacs? Oh, that means they people of Vacaville are paying lots more in taxes just to get a trip to the hospital. But at least they get to ride in a Cadillac, right?

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  • abramApril 14, 2014 - 2:23 pm

    Actually you 2 are more then wrong!!! I am a firefighter paramedic for another department that transports....and I also worked for medic ambulance. So hear me out. First off these medics working on private ambulances are most of the time new, it's there first medic job in public safety. They also may not know the lay of the land they are providing care for. Therefore fire departments go to medical aids along with the private ambulance bc they often have medics working on the engine and they know the lay of the land and beat them to the calls by an easy 5 minutes. I know this I worked for medic. Also your going to get billed for miles the ambulance drove to the call and drove to the hospital, you'll get billed for any treatment rendered while you were on the ambulance and when I worked for that company a basic trip to the er with no treatment received was over 2k. Now VVFD has seasoned medics....not kids right out of school and on the street, easy 10 years I'd call it. They also don't charge an arm and a leg for the services they render and if they are like my FD they restock all there needs from the er they took the patient to. They do tax like my dept but when your insurance gets the bill it's more like 1k not over 2k...not to mention they know vacaville and know how to get where they are going. So if you want a kid right out of school that's greener then grass call medic. If you want seasoned professionals, get hurt in vacaville.......again I don't work for VV I work for another bay area department that transports. But I have worked for medic, and they are all about the money. Not the care of the pts.

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  • mel gimpsonApril 16, 2014 - 1:50 pm

    Medic does not care about their community OR employees. The only thing they care about is how big the wallet gets. They end up firing The employees who survive long enough to figure out how the company works....favoritism, cutthroat suspensions which the employees cannot use sick time or pto to make up. Firing of employees for 'no harm no foul' instances. I really want to know how many families this company had affected. Do not work here. Get your experience somewhere else and join amr. Also, your ambulance bill is going to be through the roof with this company. You have been warned.

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  • The MisterApril 16, 2014 - 2:56 pm

    That's funny, Mel. The City of Vacaville, Mayor and City Council don't care about their employees. I wouldn't suggest working there unless you come in at a supervisor or manager level... otherwise you will be squeezed and squeezed. Case in point is the working-level employees... after suffering 5-some years with "helping" the City during the tough fiscal times, the City slapped the working employees with another 10 percent pay-cut last October to last for at least 2 years. Sounds like Medic and the City of Vacaville treat their employees just about the same. Meet the new boss... same as the old boss.

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