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Ambulance response times continue to climb, IBO finds

Posted 7/22/22

In a continuation of a years-long trend, paramedic response times increased during the first six months of 2022. 

Through June, paramedics reached scenes of the most serious incidents — known as Advanced Life Support (ALS) medical emergencies — within 10 minutes just 43 percent of the time, the smallest share since 2014, when that share was 59.4 percent, the city’s Independent Budget Office reported in findings released July 14. In 2021, paramedics were on ALS scenes within 10 minutes just over 46 percent of the time.

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