Watchdog Report Finds CFD Still Has Problems Measuring Response Times To Emergency Calls“Without transparent reporting, CFD cannot be fully accountable to the public for its response time performance,” an inspector general's report stated.
Fire Commissioner: Don't Admit No Ambulances Are Available On DispatchRecently, 911 Center dispatchers were juggling calls from the public and even first responders needing ambulance assistance, but were told no ambulances were available.
More Ambulances Should Be Coming With New Fire Contract, Mayor Lightfoot Tells CBS 2's Pam ZekmanWaiting for an ambulance to arrive for a loved one can feel like eternity, and our CBS 2 investigation found that thousands of people have waited much longer than the city's stated goal of six minutes.
Chicago Fire Department Unveils 5 New Ambulances To Address Shortage, DelaysOne day after CBS 2 Investigator Pam Zekman reported on the latest victim of the city’s ambulance shortage -- the case of a heart attack victim who nearly died waiting for an ambulance -- the city added five new ambulances to the streets, but is that enough?
2 Investigators: Ambulance Shortage, Patients At RiskIt was a typical afternoon in the city. The dispatcher on the radio pleading for ambulances.
2 Investigators: Union Agreement Calls For More Ambulances, ParamedicsFollowing a 2 Investigators and Better Government Association report about a shortage of ambulances, big changes are coming.
Aldermen Call For Investigation Into Apparent Ambulance Shortage A CBS 2 and Better Government Association investigation is getting results as alderman are calling for an investigation and hearings into potentially life threatening ambulance shortages in the city of Chicago.