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New Jersey Ambulance Issues

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Short Hills, New Jersey (My9NJ) - After the tragic shooting of Dustin Friedland in a Short Hills Mall parking garage it took over 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive on the scene. Officials say that this delayed response time was due to the fact that the ceilings in the parking garage were too low for the ambulance to get through.

That specific parking garage clearance allows vehicles between 80” and 84” high to maneuver with ease around the parking lot, unfortunately that height is barely enough for a full sized SUV to fit, let alone an ambulance.

Federal guidelines stipulate that ambulances can be up to 100 inches tall and many people are now calling for changes since this is a matter of public safety and security.

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