A shift change is allowing emergency personnel to better serve Manassas residents.
The City of Manassas Fire and Rescue Department has established a second 24-hour medic unit.
The department is managing a 24-hour unit at the Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad.
A medic unit is also in operation from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Manassas Volunteer Fire Company, according to a release.
The daytime unit transitioned to a 24-hour shift on Monday.
City Council approved the positions needed for shift change in May.
“This additional 24-hour medic unit provides the City with needed EMS coverage, and I am extremely grateful to City Council, the City Manager, and our citizens for supporting the funding of these new and upgraded positions,” Fire and Rescue Chief Rob Clemons said in a release.
Volunteers from the Greater Manassas Volunteer Rescue Squad will assist with emergency medical service (EMS) in the evenings, on weekends and on holidays.
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