Report is critical of Los Angeles 9-1-1 dispatch policies

10/23/2012 | Los Angeles Times

Data on more than 1 million 9-1-1 calls show people living within one-quarter mile of the Los Angeles city line are 50% more likely to wait more than 10 minutes for emergency crews to arrive because the city's fire department does not often ask for county help, the Los Angeles Times reported. Data from more than 70,000 medical-related calls showed city dispatchers sent teams to locations that were closer to county firehouses, including more than 1,300 cardiac arrest calls.

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