In Tracy it has become known as the Easter incident. On Easter Sunday 2016, a female resident of a skilled nursing facility was having difficulty breathing. A 911 call was placed. What happened next? It depends upon whom you ask.
“An ambulance was dispatched, but not our Fire Department,” Tracy Mayor Robert Rickman said at a May 11 news conference, flanked by fire personnel standing in front of two gleaming firetrucks. “Approximately 10 minutes later, the elderly lady stopped breathing and 911 was called for a second time. Our Fire Department was finally dispatched. It took the ambulance approximately 19 minutes to arrive.