More calls tax Sarpy's emergency response
Members of the Bellevue Fire Department take part in EMT training at the department's headquarters on West 22nd Avenue. Assistant Emergency Medical Services Supervisor Dan Pojar, left, initiated the emergency call, and scrambling to respond are, from left, Charlie Klinefelter, EMT, kneeling; Andy Lomax, EMT; Jake Perreault, EMT; and Tim Keefer, paramedic.
Posted: Sunday, June 9, 2013 12:00 am
Sarpy County's three largest fire departments take too long to respond to emergencies when measured against national safety standards.
Bellevue, Papillion and LaVista are going to great lengths — and spending millions of dollars — to improve response times. But at the same time they are being called to more and more emergencies in Nebraska's fastest-growing county.
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Sunday, June 9, 2013 12:00 am.