Primary Findings

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The most fundamental comparison made was between fire responses and EMS responses. We looked at Alarm handling time, a function of emergency dispatchers in the PSAP/Communication Center addressed by the NFPA 1221 standard; Turnout time, a function of fire and EMS crews within the ERF addressed by the NFPA 1710 standard; We bridged the two and looked at mobilization time overall to assess just how quickly the fire service, represented by our participant sample, actually “puts the rubber to the road” when the call for emergency aid is received.


Extreme Outlier Emergency Call Standard Benchmark Turnout Time Fire Response 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Fire ProtectionWorcester Polytechnic InstituteWorcesterUSA

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