EMSA Considering Increase In Response Times

Thursday, August 23rd 2012, 9:58 pm
By: News On 6

EMSA said Thursday they may be making changes which would mean you will have to wait longer for an ambulance.

The ambulance service said it may stretch its response time for life-threatening emergencies from nine minutes to 11 minutes.

Non-life threatening calls could go from 12 minutes to 14.

EMSA insists this isn't a financial move and says the change would not impact patients.

They say an OU study shows there's no impact to a person's health or death rate, whether an ambulance arrives in nine minutes or 11 minutes.

If they're approved next month, the changes would begin next year.