Fire Rescue staff have provided new response time information following changes in where emergency crews have been assigned.
Wednesday, Albemarle County released preliminary numbers for the first four weeks of operation under the realignment.
Crews report the average ambulance response time in urban areas shows an improvement by about 30 seconds.
Rio Road and Seminole Trail area, where the county placed a new ambulance in service, has seen their response time improve by 2 minutes.
The areas around Barracks and Georgetown roads, as well as Ivy Road and Farmington Drive are showing longer response times. This is because the ambulance assigned to cover these areas is stationed at the Albemarle County Office building.
Officials believe response times for those areas will improve once the new Ivy Station opens in the next few months.
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