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Pilot program shrinking response times
San Diego Union-Tribune

The first seven weeks of San Diego’s experimental effort to shorten emergency response times in poorly served areas has shown encouraging results, but city officials stopped short this week of declaring fast-response squads a model that will quickly spread across the city.

Response times have shrunk sharply in the Encanto neighborhood of southeast San Diego since two-man crews began fighting small fires and responding to medical emergencies in a reconfigured pick-up truck on July 1.