A series of investigative reports and a 30-minute special exposed a crisis in the city’s emergency response system
Denver International Airport is the fourth busiest in the country, but it was woefully unprepared for medical emergencies until KMGH-TV and reporter Tony Kovaleski profiled a man who died at the airport after waiting more than 30 minutes for an ambulance to arrive. Through inside sources and open records requests to city agencies, KMGH was able to piece together data of ambulance response times showing system-wide problems in Denver’s emergency ambulance service including the routine manipulation of emergency call data and the lack of a full-time ambulance at the airport. The city made significant changes to emergency response procedures after these reports aired.
Tony Kovaleski, reporter; Tom Burke, Arthur Kane, producers; Jason Foster, photojournalist; Byron Grandy, general manager; Jeff Harris, news director; Tom Burke, Arthur Kane, Tony Kovaleski, executive producers
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