Outcry After Kansas 911 Crisis

This story is from outside the metro but remains important for TKC readers given the emergency number debate that continues in our metro . . . Here's part of the story . . .

The dispatch center failed to relay the number of her third-floor apartment to firefighters and waited 17 minutes to sound a second alarm to bring more crews to the scene. She called 911 just before 4 a.m. on Oct. 13 to report her apartment was on fire.

County officials said they are still gathering information and expect to have an advisory board review the details next week. But local firefighters union President Ted Bush has said publicly that the dispatch center's mistakes delayed the response to the fire and prevented THE WOMAN'S rescue, and the Sedgwick County Commission said it also supports an independent review.

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