Los Angeles (CA) Fire Chief: Department Overhaul Measures Delayed

The fire chief of the city of Los Angeles (CA) told the fire commission that some key overhaul measures are being delayed.

The efforts were designed to address the fire department’s lagging 911 response times and overaul its much criticized data-analysis program, according to a Los Angeles Times report (http://lat.ms/ZUawFX).

Chief Brian Cummings Tuesday said the department will miss an April deadline for the completion of reforms, and a new draft plan would not be ready until May. The plan had included restoring 336 firefighter positions that had been cut during the economic downturn.

A tweet from LAFDFIRECHIEF indicated that the request for additional resources and the data analysis overhaul are moving forward, and only the report was pushed back.

For additional details on the situation, read http://lat.ms/ZUawFX.

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