GJ Fire calls way up, response times slower

By: KKCO Email
By: KKCO Email

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The Grand Junction Fire Department has released new statistics for its 2008 annual report showing emergency calls are way up, and it's taking longer for crews to respond.
Fire officials say from 2007 to 2008 they got 843 more calls
and the total number of calls has more than doubled in the last 10 years.
In just the last year, the average response time to a medical call has jumped up 30 seconds. And fire calls, almost a minute.
Officials say until the department can get funding to build new stations, they're borrowing from surrounding fire departments.

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