On January 1st, 2005, New Year's Day, La Habra Heights Fire Department welcomed their very own paramedics. The paramedics reported for duty bright and early at 6 AM excited and eager to serve the residents of La Habra Heights.

This has been a drastic improvement and change that the City's own fire department now can provide paramedic services. This means faster response times and transport times in various kinds of emergencies. After a vigorous selection process, the Fire Chief appointed 24 paramedics; two of the 24 will be on duty every day from this day on. On occasions there will be three paramedics on duty due to training exercises. The paramedics will be joining the fire service training program so they can respond on dual functions as paramedic/firefighter and provide the city with exceptional services.