The Board governing Tulsa’s ambulance service is considering increasing response times. If the recommendation is accepted, response times for life-threatening emergencies would increase two minutes. Non-threatening emergency times would also increase two minutes.
EMSA’s Kelli Bruer says the change would not impact patient care….it would not affect first responders who are required to be on scene within five minutes.
The recommendation to increase response times comes from a study by the OU School of Community Medicine and the Medical Control Board. If the recommendation is accepted, the changes would occur in 2013.