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Fire Official: Asiana Ambulances In Staging Area

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - A San Francisco fire official says passengers who called 911 after an Asiana Airlines plane crashed at the airport may not have immediately seen ambulances at the scene because the vehicles were dispatched to a nearby staging area.
    
Fire spokeswoman Mindy Talmadge says that in multi-casualty accidents, ambulances are initially sent to a staging area while first responders assessing victims' needs. Victims are then taken by ambulances as needed.
    
Passengers aboard Asiana told 911 dispatchers that ambulances were slow to respond.
    
Talmadge says that within 18 minutes of receiving word of the crash, five ambulances and more than a dozen other rescue vehicles were either on the scene or en route while crews from the airport fire department and San Mateo County were already onsite.

 

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