After years of broken promises and reluctance from some City Council members, the city put two more firefighters in Encanto. Early results are encouraging and more good news is on the way.
Marti Emerald, head of the City Council’s public safety committee, tried to explain why the city hasn’t gone through with a pilot program to address emergency response time disparities.
Interim Mayor Todd Gloria says there are too many financial uncertainties with a city-run ambulance service. A new five-year contract could start in January 2015.
San Diego leaders announced plans Thursday to begin funding new fire stations in some of the city’s neediest neighborhoods.
The city’s now $165K and three mayors into deciding the future of its ambulance services. Todd Gloria will decide next month whether the city will continue with a private company or give the Fire-Rescue Department a shot.
A guy and a computer make sure that ambulances can show up to your house within 12 minutes of a major emergency.
A city consultant recommended a cheaper two-person fire crew to resolve a response time gap in Encanto. It hasn’t happened.
A mix of urban and rural neighborhoods, demographics and the history of city development all play a role.
A top Fire-Rescue official weighs in on why the highest risk for delayed responses happens in some of the poorest and brownest areas of the city.
How response times are calculated, why CPR matters, the neighborhoods most at risk and more.