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    June 05, 2019
    By  | arobinson@scng.com | The Orange County Register
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    Placentia will do something no other Orange County city has done: leave the Orange County Fire Authority and build its own system for fire and emergency medical services.

    The decision came after a packed, hours-long City Council meeting that lasted into Wednesday morning. Officials chose to form their own city fire department and hire the private Lynch Ambulance to handle 911 medical calls, a controversial decision that some critics said risks the health and safety of the community.

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