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    Default fire dept response (turnout) times

    Seeking information regarding an NFPA standard on fire department response times (turnout from station time). Our f.d. is seeking to establish a guideline & want to know if any such standard exist with NFPA or other agencies.... please help!


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    1710 has this for paid departments, 1720 has this for volunteer. I think that was the last place I saw times.
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    I think you're looking for NFPA 1710 and 1720.

    I'll probably screw something up and get nailed for it, but to summarize:

    1710 is for career departments and says 90% of the time, you should 4 people on the scene within 5 minutes (1 minute to turn out and 4 to arrive) and a full assignment on scene within 9 minutes (1 minute to turn out and 8 to arrive).

    1720 is the volunteer standard and has a lot more wiggle room. It doesn't have a set response time, instead, it says 90% of the time you should begin fire attack within 2 minutes "Upon assembling the necessary resources at the emergency scene". It goes on to state you should have at least 4 members present before initiating an interior attack.

    Hope this helps.

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    1 minute turn out time (NFPA 1710) I saw it somewhere else in relation to EMS but can't remember where.

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    Just some 411, when you apply that to airfield operations for CFR’s the first truck has to respond from the fire house to the furthest point on the airfield and flow water in 3 minutes or less.
    Last edited by captjab; 02-06-2004 at 09:58 AM.

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    The faster you clear the station door, the faster you get to the job. If you mess around in the house, you lose time. After all, YOU CAN"T MAKE UP ON THE ROAD WHAT YOU LOST IN THE STATION. That's not NFPA, That's me talking. Stay Safe....
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