Since the 2008 financial crisis, private equity firms have taken over public services like ambulance services and emergency health care.
So what happens when you call 911? Depending on where you are, different agencies could show up at different times.
According to a New York Times investigation, under private equity ownership, ambulance response times have worsened and heart monitors have failed. How are government officials responding and what can concerned citizens do? Join the conversation on the next Your Call, with Rose Aguilar, and you.
Brian Krans, independent reporter who has covered the privatization of emergency services for the East Bay Express
Ziva Branstetter, senior editor for Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and former reporter for Tulsa World where she covered for-profit ambulance services
Michael Blair, political director for the Alameda County Firefighters Association Local 55 and Captain of the Alameda County Fire Department in Emeryville
Tulsa World: Ziva Branstetter's reporting on EMSA
CA Legislature Info: AB-263 Emergency medical services workers: rights and working conditions (2017-2018)
UC Berkeley Labor Center: Emergency Medical Services in California: Wages, Working Conditions, and Industry Profile
The Mercury News: Alameda County supes to vote on controversial ambulance contract
KALW: The Race To An Emergency