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S.F. lacks medics, ambulances to meet 911 needs
San Francisco Chronicle

The San Francisco Fire Department doesn’t have enough paramedics or working ambulances to respond to the city’s increasing number of 911 calls – yet the agency has failed to purchase ambulances it has had money to buy since 2012.

The findings from the Board of Supervisors’ budget and legislative analyst, released this week, raise questions about the city’s ability to respond to emergencies, Supervisor London Breed said.