Los Angeles City Councilman Bill Rosendahl has called for additional funding for emergency medical response at Los Angeles City Fire Station No. 67 in Playa Vista.

Rosendahl attended the city’s Public Safety Committee meeting Monday, November 5th, and urged its members to direct the city administrative officer to find additional funding to finance an ambulance and medical staff at the fire station.

“Public safety and protecting our residents comes first, and I will continue to fight for what our community needs,” Rosendahl said. “I want to make sure this facility has the best and most complete range of services to protect the public.”

The funding would enhance fire protection services at the new fire station, Rosendahl said. Earlier this year, he secured approximately $1.7 million during the city’s budget process for staffing, firefighting equipment and a fire engine at the station.

Rosendahl said the additional funding would not only improve public safety for the 5,000 residents of Playa Vista, but also those who live in the nearby communities of Del Rey, Playa del Rey and Westchester.

“The residents of Playa Vista and surrounding communities deserve nothing less than a fully staffed fire station,” Rosendahl said. “This funding will allow our communities to be better protected in the event of an emergency.”

The committee recommended approval of the action and the item is expected to be heard in the City Council Budget and Finance Committee later this month.