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• Incorporation of a duty-officer program to ensure an immediate response to size-up or triage calls quickly. This helps readily determine the needs of an emergency incident and coordinate response resources.
• Automatic mutual aid to reported working structure fires and rescues.
For simplicity, the department may choose to separate the response time into community preparedness, turnout time and total response time and develop strategies that address each. In this manner, each portion of the response measurement can be evaluated and possibly improved. n