Breaking News (Video, Photos, Press): 911 dispatch understaffing delays emergency response in San Francisco

 

“When you call 911, there should be enough people working to pick up the phone,” said Ron Davis, who has been an emergency dispatcher in San Francisco for 13 years. “It’s upsetting when you or someone you love is in a life-threatening emergency and you’re put on hold for 30 seconds, 45 seconds, or even a minute and longer.”

Ron Davis, 911 Dispatcher: “When you call 911, there should be enough people working to pick up the phone,” said Ron Davis, who has been an emergency dispatcher in San Francisco for 13 years. “It’s upsetting when you or someone you love is in a life-threatening emergency and you’re put on hold for 30 seconds, 45 seconds, or even a minute and longer.”

On April 2, our 911 dispatchers told their story about how understaffing delays emergency response time for distressed people living, working, playing and touring in San Francisco.

On Wednesdays, we invite Mayor Lee to “Worker Wednesdays”, a play-on “Tech Tuesdays,” when the mayor meets with tech CEOs to discuss how to keep them in the city. If the mayor is a no-show, to our on-site discussion about issues affecting the public and employees, we bring out his proxy– a 7-foot cut out of Mayor Lee.

Next Wednesday, April 9 at noon, our RN’s and our hospital workers tell their story about understaffing and other issues affecting patient care and employees at SF General Hospital and Laguna Honda Hospital.

Get event photos here: https://www.flickr.com/photos/89592077@N08/sets/72157643540184524/

 

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 TELEVISION NEWS

  • KTVU 2: http://youtu.be/irD-Fr_grmI
  • Univision: http://youtu.be/93DBzHKnHbQ
  •  NBC Bay Area: http://youtu.be/JygAOJGAd8M
  • KPIX: http://youtu.be/K-1d41zyJQo

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 RADIO NEWS

KCBS Storyhttp://tinyurl.com/mce3urm

KCBS Story 2 (Must hear):http://tinyurl.com/ksn7nl8

KGO (good story, funny ending): http://tinyurl.com/lqrlosf

• KSFO: http://tinyurl.com/mpl682e

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