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Resource ID: #15984
Subject: Emergency Medical Services
Source: Daily Herald (Arlington Heights, Ill.)
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Date: Dec. 13, 15, 1999

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The Arlington Heights Daily Herald reports that "Illinois residents have no reliable storehouse to use to determine whether their emergency workers are getting to them quickly enough. An examination of 1997 and 1998 data from more than 200 departments in northern Illinois found many of the average response times on record with the state fire marshal are inaccurate. Comparison checking is impossible and checking with a department directly is not easy. Several would not provide the Daily Herald with the requested average response times data or did not acknowledge a Freedom of Information Act request."

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