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The St. Petersburg Police Department investigates a three-vehicle crash on 34th Street N on Jan. 14. Both St. Petersburg Fire Rescue and Sunstar paramedics crews responded to the scene. The county oversees the $119 million EMS system and contracts with 18 cities and fire districts.SCOTT KEELER | Times

Ambulances staying too long at some trauma scenes

Ambulances are spending twice as long at the scene of some serious injuries than the county says they should. Using an international standard, Dr. Angus Jameson, the Pinellas emergency medical service system's medical director, set a goal that no more than 10 minutes should elapse between the time an ambulance arri …

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