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Response times well under requirements, 362 4th qt. calls

The Hopkins County Hospital District’s Emergency Medical Services calls in Franklin County totaled 362 in the fourth quarter of 2018.

The average response times (in minutes:seconds) reported for Life Emergency category calls were 2:48 for city calls and 12:05 for county calls. Industry standards for those type calls are 8:59 and 18:59, respectively. For more information about the types of calls EMS responded to, see the February 28 edition of the Mount Vernon Optic-Herald.