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May 21, 2012

Audit: LAFD EMS response 12 seconds slower

Delay is as much as 20 seconds in San Fernando Valley since budget cuts closed some fire companies

The Daily News of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — The Los Angeles Fire Department's response to medical emergencies slowed by 12 seconds citywide and as much as 20 seconds in the San Fernando Valley since budget cuts closed some fire companies, Controller Wendy Greuel reported Friday.

She also expressed concern about the quality of the department's response time data, noting that about one-third of the incidents reviewed were not coded properly and it was unclear whether they were emergency or non-emergency calls.

Full story: Audit: LAFD EMS response 12 seconds slower

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Rez Medic Rez Medic Wednesday, May 23, 2012 6:40:17 AM 12 seconds, really!?! Who gives a crap, even a COPD'er could hold his breath THAT long....sheesh

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