Report: San Francisco Ambulance Response Times Slow
The number of individuals in San Francisco who had to wait to be transported to a hospital because an ambulance was not readily available quadrupled between 2008 and 2013, when nearly 2,500 individuals' transportation was delayed, according to a new report from the Board of Supervisors budget and legislative analyst. San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White acknowledged that San Francisco needs to invest in ambulance maintenance and paramedics but said that residents should not be concerned about their safety.
- "S.F. Fire Department 911 Response Is Short of Goal, Revenue" (Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle, 3/1)
- "San Francisco Ambulance Response Times Criticized" (AP/Sacramento Bee, 3/3)