Perplexing Take On Improved 911 Response Times

I came across the following headline the other day, which made me do a double take:


I have apparently been under an erroneous impression that the purpose of ambulance response is to deal with life-threatening emergencies; I hadn’t realized this seeming-purpose was a bad thing, and that ambulances were really supposed to be glorified taxis for people with minor ailments.

The article that followed was equally ridiculous, an excerpt of which follows:


I just took a level one first aid course, and if there is anything that I’ve learned on it,  is that every second in a life-threatening emergency counts. So to skim off thirty seconds from a response time is pretty damn amazing.

Kudos to BC Ambulance for their hard work and efforts; this article is simply bunk and hardly worth the paper on which it is printed.


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