Mayoral candidate Austin Beutner has released an interactive map showing response times for the Los Angeles Fire Department.
The national standard calls for fire departments to respond to emergencies under five minutes 90 percent of the time.
Earlier this month, Los Angeles fire officials admitted to releasing misleading and outright false data for years that made it appear LAFD responders were arriving at the scene of emergencies faster than they actually were.
The revelation came to light after Beutner recently wrote about response times in The Huffington Post-Los Angeles, claiming that recent budget cuts have sent response time for the department soaring.
LAFD Fire Chief Brain Cummings told a Los Angeles City Council committee this week that 89 more stations would need to be added in order to meet the national recommendation of responding to emergencies in under five minutes 90 percent of the time.
The map shows that:
- Fire Station 89 in North Hollywood has a response time under five minutes 49 percent of the time
- Fire Station 60 in North Hollywood has a response time under five minutes 65 percent of the time
- Fire Station 86 in Toluca Lake has a response time under five minutes - 72 percent of the time
Check the map to find out response times your neighborhood.
See previous stories about the LAFD's revelation about misleading the public about its response times: