Emergency Response Standards

The both appliance measure forms a combination of the 1st and 2nd appliance targets. Found on the previous page.

Failures of the target time are due to a number of factors, the main ones are:

  • Crewing has taken longer for these incidents, as the normal appliance that would be attending is not available due to crewing issues.
  • Travel Distance is too great for the appliance to get there in the designated time – Rural areas.
  • Heavy traffic in the area has meant that the retained were unable to get to the station in the target time.
  • The normal pumps that would be attending this incident are already at another call.

This measure is based upon the attendance of 2 appliances to critical fire incidents.