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    I belong to a fire dept. that is protecting a growing community. We are investigating the possibilitie or either building a new station or building a sattelite station to cover the growth area. I was wondering if there is any information or suggest specifications on coverage area ( I know response time is a factor) but any other factors that might give the information that we need to do a search.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LCFD302 View Post
    I belong to a fire dept. that is protecting a growing community. We are investigating the possibilitie or either building a new station or building a sattelite station to cover the growth area. I was wondering if there is any information or suggest specifications on coverage area ( I know response time is a factor) but any other factors that might give the information that we need to do a search.
    Just asking questions to make you think:

    1) Where is the growth center in relation to the present station? Greater than 5 road miles? Heavy traffic area?

    2) Can you man the new station in the growth area or are the personnel all in the old station area?

    3) What is your response needs in the growth area? Industrial, commercial, residential???

    4) Is it a regional growth center, near a boundary line?

    5) Do you have apparatus to place in the new satellite station?

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    I do believe there are standards out there that could be followed, but I'd say your dept should be the ones who know best, where a station would benefit in your coverage areas.

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