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December 18, 2012

Probe launched after alleged slow EMS response nearly killed man

The man's wife said the arriving paramedics and firefighters had no sense of urgency

By Shaun Rabb
My FOXdfw

DALLAS — Dallas Fire Rescue has opened an investigation into how an asthma patient was treated in an emergency. His wife said they didn't want to take him to the hospital and it almost cost him his life. Clarence Gray he told his wife to call an ambulance on Dec. 7 because he wasn't feeling well.

"I started having an asthma attack. I couldn't breathe that well so I took three or four breathing treatments," he said.

Engine 12 was the first to arrive six minutes after the call came in. Rescue 50 brought paramedics three minutes after the fire truck was on the scene. Eboni Gray said there was no sense of urgency.

Full story: Wife: Slow EMS response nearly killed husband

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