San Francisco Fire Department Fails To Meet Emergency Response Target, Requests More Funding
A San Francisco Board of Supervisors budget and legislative analysis found that the city's fire department does not have enough working ambulances and staff to meet the required 80% of emergency medical calls. The mayor has allocated $3 million to hiring new staff and purchasing new ambulances, but San Francisco Fire Chief Joanne Hayes-White said the department would need $10 million in next year's budget to meet response targets.
- "S.F. Lacks Medics, Ambulances To Meet 911 Needs" (Lagos, San Francisco Chronicle, 6/12).