Aurora fire rescue faces criticism over response with ambulances
AURORA, Colo. — Questions are being asked about the response time of ambulances to the Century 16 theaters Friday morning.
Police officers began using their patrol cars to transport people injured in the shooting.
There were repeated request on recorded radio transmissions for transports, and references to the fact that none were at the back of the theater where many victims were located.
Aurora Fire Rescue protocol requires an active shooting scene to be declared “safe” before crews can enter.
The fire department says the scene did not slow down response Friday. Paramedics and firefighters were on scene assisting injured people within three minutes of the first 911 calls.
It also says it will review its response to the emergency.