Fire and EMS Response Times
Fire & Emergency Medical Response Times

City role: significant
Percentage of Redmond calls responded to within 6 minutes.

The Redmond Fire Department monitors response times for calls for service including medical emergencies, fires, and any call for help that require an emergent response. Since 2011 there has been a trend of modest improvement in the percentage of responses to calls within city limits meeting the 6-minute target. The 6-minute target is 6 minutes of drive time for the first apparatus to respond, plus the time it takes for responders to gear up after responders have received notification of the call.

The Redmond Fire Department staffs four fire stations within the City and three stations within District 34 (County). The Redmond Fire Department is also the primary provider of patient transport for the citizens living within Redmond and District 34.

Ensuring reliable response coverage for each station area is of paramount importance to the success of any fire department’s mission. In an effort to reduce “holes” in that coverage, the Redmond Fire Department has recently started moving unassigned companies to cover districts that are temporarily vacated due to training or alarm load. This “move up” process allows Command Officers the ability to cover all districts when needed and ensures the best overall response coverage to our citizens.

Industry-wide, the attempt to mitigate time and distance remains the driving force behind every operational decision made in the Fire Service. History and data show us that the quicker we deliver well-trained, properly-equipped firefighters to an emergency scene, the better the outcome will be.

Fire and Emergency Medical Service Response Times Meeting Target

Fire and EMS Response Times 

Source: Fire Department

Updated March 2015

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