April 28, 2019

Stamford Advoctate: New Stamford dispatch center prompting quicker responses

STAMFORD — Time is of the essence, especially when calling in a fire or medical emergency.

Experts say structure fires can double in size every 30s seconds. In a house fire, the first two minutes can be the most important and the only time residents may have to escape unscathed. So efforts to get fire engines, personnel and ambulances to the scene of a blaze or injured person quicker are rewarded in less damage and saved lives.

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