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Resource ID: #19270
Subject: Fire Departments
Source: Dispatch (Columbus, Ohio)
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Date: 9/21/08

Description

"Just two of 84 fire departments in central Ohio meet a national standard that says firefighters should arrive at a building fire within six minutes of an alarm 90 percent of the time. Many of the slowest times are in the fastest growing suburban areas near Columbus and fire chiefs say that sprawling districts, lack of staffing and heavy traffic all hurt their ability to make it to fires in time."

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