Baker City Fire Department’s Union President Calls City’s Plan To Cease Ambulance Service ‘Crushing’

Casey Johnson said Baker City’s intention to cease ambulance service on Sept. 30, 2022, forcing Baker County to choose a new provider, would have a dramatic effect on the city’s firefighting force as well.

“It’s crushing,” said Johnson, a firefighter/paramedic and labor union president for the fire department.

He also used the adjectives “dire” and “dramatic” after meeting on Monday morning, March 28, with City Manager Jonathan Cannon.

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