From inside the a fire truck caught in a traffic congestion on Avenida Segunda. According to Manuel Perez, head of that San Jose Central Station, the scenario is something they encounter daily every time they roll an emergency. Photo by Gustavo Fallas, for the La Nacion, on a ride along.
(QCOSTARICA) The traffic congestion of the Greater Metropolitan Area of San Jose (GAM) not only overwhelms drivers headed to and from work and home, but also robs vital minutes from an emergency response.
Workers of the Cruz Roja (Red Cross) and Bomberos (Fire Department) face the same traffic congestion, taking longer to reach an emergency.
According to words of the responders, a few years ago they would reach an emergency under 5 minutes, today it can take up

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