Fire chief is taking fight over ambulance response times in Prescott Valley to the state capitol

  • Source: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Phoenix
  • Published: 01/12/2022 06:27 AM

VIDEO: A fight between emergency responders could soon head to the state legislature. The Central Arizona Fire and Medical Authority Chief Scott Freitag said a reform bill will soon be introduced to help Prescott Valley and surrounding areas with what he calls slow response times when ambulances are needed. “We are not trying to add new regulation,” Freitag said. “We are simply asking for them to be an oversight in the system.” For the last six years, the Chief said a private company, American Response/LifeLine Ambulance, that operates in Prescott Valley has not provided enough resources and has had lengthy response times when sending help to patients during emergencies. “Between July 1st and December 31st, there were 760 instances of no ambulances available for calls,” he said.


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