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.

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