A Sacramento Fire Department firefighter treats a protestor stabbed during a clash at the state Capitol in June 2016. Some say the city could save money by replacing firefighters in ambulances with paramedics.
A Sacramento Fire Department firefighter treats a protestor stabbed during a clash at the state Capitol in June 2016. Some say the city could save money by replacing firefighters in ambulances with paramedics. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
A Sacramento Fire Department firefighter treats a protestor stabbed during a clash at the state Capitol in June 2016. Some say the city could save money by replacing firefighters in ambulances with paramedics. Paul Kitagaki Jr. pkitagaki@sacbee.com
Foon Rhee

Foon Rhee

Associate editor, editorial writer and Viewpoints editor

The firefighters union says paramedics are a bad idea. They worked.

August 15, 2017 12:00 PM

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Foon Rhee, an associate editor, joined the The Sacramento Bee’s editorial board in February 2010 after reporting and editing for newspapers in Massachusetts and North Carolina and keeping his opinions to himself. He graduated from Duke and went to graduate school during a fellowship at the University of Hawaii. Foon Rhee can be reached at frhee@sacbee.com or 916-321-1913. Twitter: @foonrhee.