More Ambulances Needed in San Francisco: Report

A lack of ambulances led 2,500 people to wait after calling 911 last year.

By Chris Roberts
|  Friday, Jun 13, 2014  |  Updated 5:52 PM PDT
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More Ambulances Needed in San Francisco: Report

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San Francisco is in need of more ambulances, according to a report.

The San Francisco Chronicle reports the San Francisco Fire Department has enough funds on hand to buy as many as 16 new ambulances, but has yet to make a purchase.

Meanwhile, ambulance response times are increasing.

The toddler who died after a dolphin statue at Fisherman's Wharf fell on him waited 13 minutes for an ambulance ride to the hospital, which sparked criticism for the fire department.

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Most of the city's ambulances are old and most break down frequently, fire officials told a Board of Supervisors committee this week.

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