ambulance http://kcur.org en Council Passes Changes for Ambulances, Charity Marathons http://kcur.org/post/council-passes-changes-ambulances-charity-marathons <p>Seeking more input on ambulance response times, the <a href="http://www.kcmo.org/CKCMO/CityOfficials/CityCouncilOffice/index.htm">Kansas City Council</a> increased the number of members on the ambulance service advisory board yesterday and gave that board more authority on recommendations.</p><p style="margin-right: 0.04in; margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 07 Dec 2012 07:52:02 +0000 Steve Bell 28651 at http://kcur.org Council Calls For Quicker Ambulance Response http://kcur.org/post/council-calls-quicker-ambulance-response <p style="margin-bottom: 0in"><font size="3">With a resolution passed yesterday, Kansas City's city council is getting more involved in fixing lagging ambulance response times. And&nbsp; there's more involvement to come. </font></p><p style="margin-bottom: 0in"> Fri, 16 Nov 2012 07:28:09 +0000 Steve Bell 27677 at http://kcur.org Council Calls For Quicker Ambulance Response No Meeting Of Minds On Kansas City Ambulance Upgrades http://kcur.org/post/no-meeting-minds-kansas-city-ambulance-upgrades <p>The Kansas City Council, leaders of the Fire Department and medical experts danced with each other over improved ambulance service without resolution today. Thu, 08 Nov 2012 23:19:52 +0000 Dan Verbeck 27333 at http://kcur.org No Meeting Of Minds On Kansas City Ambulance Upgrades MAST Defended; Pension Upgrade on Hold http://kcur.org/post/mast-defended-pension-upgrade-hold <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d004d329d67-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d004d329d67-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d004d329d67-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-922999.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Fire chief Smokey Dyer defended Northland ambulance response times Thursday. Meanwhile, a plan to give MAST ambulance employees better retirement benefits was put on hold for at least another two weeks after four council members blocked a quick vote on it. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.</p> Fri, 10 Sep 2010 06:46:32 +0000 Steve Bell 7049 at http://kcur.org MAST Defended; Pension Upgrade on Hold MAST Pensions Could Cost $40 Million http://kcur.org/post/mast-pensions-could-cost-40-million <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53cfe29c02db6-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53cfe29c02db6-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53cfe29c02db6-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-922764.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>Kansas City, MO – Kansas City's city council will vote today (Thursday) of following through on a promise to offer full city retirement benefits to MAST ambulance employees that recently went on the city payroll. City Manager Troy Schulte says the $30 to $40 million dollar cost could be spread over ten years. KCUR's Steve Bell reports.<br /></p> Thu, 09 Sep 2010 07:07:40 +0000 Steve Bell 7045 at http://kcur.org MAST Pensions Could Cost $40 Million