Saturday, May 28, 2016

"between 30 and 60 seconds"

Not saying Felton doesn't have a legitimate complaint about deployment and manpower but this seems superhuman.
Within eight minutes of the time the fire was spotted, McConnell said, the Fire Department had 21 personnel on the scene. He said national standards call for having 10 to 15 people on a fire scene within eight minutes.

“Five minutes is not a bad response time — compared to what?” Felton shot back. “We are centrally located around the city to ideally get on the scene somewhere between 30 seconds and 60 seconds, if at all possible. The longer it takes us to get there, the worse things get.”

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