EMSA Gets More Time

Oct 25, 2013

An EMSA Ambulance on an emergency call in downtown Tulsa.
Credit KWGS News File Photo

On a 6-to-3 vote the Tulsa City Council votes to increase the amount of time EMSA has to respond to an emergency by two minutes.  The ambulance service will now have 10-miuntes and 59-seconds to arrive at a priority one emergency.

Tulsa City Councilor Skip Steel was among those voting against the increase. He is upset the EMSA Board accepted the paramedic service bid knowing the bid was not in compliance with city law. Councilors Jeannie Cue and Karen Gilbert also voted against the extension.

EMSA says, according to research, the change will not have an impact on patient care.