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Ambulance crews in Parksville responding faster to life-threatening calls

Ian Holmes

socastcmsRssStartIan HolmessocastcmsRssEndAmbulance crews have responded to serious calls on average two minutes faster in Parksville between May and October, according to the BC Ambulance Service.

By Ian Holmes

PARKSVILLE — A significant drop in response times to life-threatening calls for help in Parksville has been reported by The BC Ambulance Service.

Lance Stephenson, Vancouver Island director for the BC Ambulance Service, said the average lights and siren call has seen crews arriving in seven minutes as opposed from nine between May and October.

He said more of a focus in Parksville on day and evening duty has made a big difference, in addition to two additional paramedics on staff in Parksville.

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