Fire Response Time
August 16, 2011
Dawn Luna says the reason she got most often for putting the fire station in the middle of town was to increase response time. I can only say, this isn't Chicago. This isn't even Juneau. I kid my friends who live on S. Point Higgins that it's like a trip to Peru for me to drive from my home near the high school. I have to pack snacks, schedule rest stops, etc. In reality, it takes me about 15-20 minutes to drive to S. Point Higgins.
Seems to me that getting a fire truck out of the downtown will be the biggest drag on response time. Does anyone know why a fire truck has to accompany the ambulance when you call for an ambulance? Unless the caller's on fire, it doesn't make a lot of sense.
About: "Occasional whiner & dead horse beater"
Received August 16, 2011
- Published August 16, 2011
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