LAFD Chief Blames City Council for Response Time Delays

Cummings: "The simple answer is money. The way we improve response times is by putting more resources in the field"


 
 

Los Angeles Times | | Wednesday, December 5, 2012


LOS ANGELES -- Los Angeles Fire Chief Brian Cummings turned the tables on City Council members Tuesday, blaming response time delays on budget cuts approved by lawmakers.

“You gave us a budget,” Cummings said during a nearly two-hour hearing at City Hall. “We’re giving you the most effective fire department that we can within that budget.”

Read More: The council cut the LAFD's annual budget by $88 million.




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