What Slows Down Emergency Responders When Every Second Counts
Every day across the country, firefighters and paramedics respond to urgent calls for help. But many of those responders say it’s taking longer to make their way through congested streets and past inattentive drivers. there are simply more pedestrians, more drivers, more distractions, and more cars that are nearly sound-proof – making it hard to hear a siren.
Riding along with fire departments in Chicago, Boston, Montgomery County, Maryland, and Orange County, California, NBC News mounted GoPro cameras on rigs to see what they’re up against as they respond to emergencies.