Without any consultation, the provincial government changed 74 emergency call codes from “emergency” to “routine” last October, said city councillor Geoff Meggs.
“This means that arrival times of ambulances have deteriorated from seven to eight minutes to 30 minutes in the city of Vancouver, and it’s worse elsewhere,” said Meggs.
When an emergency call comes in it is assigned a code based on the nature of the incident. The code determines how emergency personnel respond. Continue reading