Current Conditions Evaluation

We employ a broad array of technical analysis in assessing the current conditions governing the performance of emergency first response departments.  This assessment establishes the “base case” for further analysis and recommendations.

  • Incident Demand Analysis—studies the extent and concentration of service demand to help identify underserved geographic areas.


  • Response Time Performance Analysis— considers factors such as seasonal activity, time of day, and day of week in evaluating actual performance of units.


  • Travel Time Studies–utilizes existing streets and their speed ratings to model current geographic coverage of responding units.


  • Simultaneous Call Determination—measures impact of multiple simultaneous calls on available unit capacity


  • Gap & Redundant Service Coverage— reveals areas that need higher attention due to gaps or overlaps in demand coverage.


  • Unit Commit Analysis–Measures the efficiency of time units spent on incidents in comparison to the total time available.


  • ISO Distance Requirements–Measures the distance requirements of fire stations and apparatus according to the Insurance Services Office which factor into insurance premium levels for businesses and taxpayers.


  • Multiple-Unit Incident Capacity Analysis—examines where multiple units or staff can converge within a certain period of time.


  • Service Area Reliability Assessment–Measures how well assigned units respond within their primary subdistrict area.


  • Staffing Performance Analysis–Evaluates the ability of volunteer departments to effectively staff it units for calls by day of week and by hour of day.