Winnipeg Fire Paramedic Service is about to get an $11.8-million boost to its budget.
That will bring the total funding to about $190-million per year.
The service will be adding 24 paramedics to help deal with high demand in the city’s downtown.
Most of the budget goes into staffing costs.
WFPS Chief John Lane will address a city committee regarding what the extra money will be used for.
Winnipeg’s next budget will be voted on by city council later this week.
It is expected to pass.
—ANDREW McCREA, MyTOBA.ca