KCK Firefighters Warn Against Worsening Response Times

There's a union beef aspect of this story that's obvious . . .

Moreover and more interestingly . . . The KCK firefighters powered KCK's first Black mayor is a surprisingly progressive political gambit. 

Now, they'll probably benefit from more resources directed their way.

Here's a glimpse at the discussion . . .

"When we have depleted a portion of the city, because if we've got resources out, we're not moving an ambulance from the south or the north to a better temporary location more centrally located or in the western half to just provide coverage," J.J. Simma, IAFF Local 64 president said.

A Unified Government spokesperson says the response times so far in 2021 are within the national standard – 91.5% of the time for critical calls and just over 99% of the time for non-critical calls – and that "KCKFD tracks this information closely in the interest of our community’s public safety."

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KCK firefighters union concerned over long response time

KANSAS CITY, Kan. - The union representing Kansas City, Kansas, firefighters is worried about longer response times following a deadly crash over the weekend. On Saturday, a deputy with the Wyandotte County Sheriff's Office was responding to a shooting call in a marked patrol vehicle with lights and sirens on.

KCK firefighter union raises concerns about EMS response times

KANSAS CITY, KS (KCTV) -- Firefighters and EMS workers in KCK are raising concerns about resources and policies surrounding emergency services. The IAFF Local 64 union posted concerns to social media about response times following a crash on Sunday. The incident involved a Wyandotte Co. Deputy en-route to a shooting call.

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