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Kansas City Emergency Response Times under Scrutiny

KANSAS CITY, Mo. — For months, emergency response times have been under fire in Kansas City. On Wednesday, Interim Fire Chief Paul Berardi is expected to release district-by-district response times to the Public Safety Committee.

The amount of time it should take for an ambulance to arrive at the scene of an emergency is nine minutes or less. However, an audit found in November 2011 ambulances arrived at a scene nine minutes or less 84 percent of the time. More recent statistics show that number dropped to 75 percent of the time.

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