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Seeking emergency changes

Spokane County Fire District 3 could play big part in future fire, EMS needs for Medical Lake


Last updated 12/7/2018 at 6:31pm

Medical Lake Fire Chief Jason Mayfield (right) chats with Assistant Chief Corey Stevens at a fire call last December. The city is exploring an annexation by Spokane County Fire District No. 3 to improve fire and EMS service.

Medical Lake Fire Chief Jason Mayfield is not at all bashful about saying he can lose sleep over the service his volunteer department offers citizens.

Perhaps Mayfield will be able to rest easier in the years to come if some type of deal is crafted with Spokane County Fire District No. 3 to take over coverage for the city.

Mayfield, who himself works full-time for American Medical Response, monitors calls, "Every day, every day." He provides a report every month to the Medical Lake City Council.

"That includes the calls we cannot respond to," Mayfield said. "What keeps me up at night and w...

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